24 March 2014

Transits win in Arctic tests

Ford's new Transit and Transit Connect vans took top places in their categories in a recent grueling Arctic test week in Northern Finland, writes Brian Byrne.

In an area where temperatures can dip as low as -50degC, the testers put all competing vehicles through a programme that went from slaloming across a frozen airfield, to tackling a 700km route of icy, rutted roads.

The Transit vans won for their overall performance across categories that included fuel efficiency, load carrying, and handling.

Expert drivers drove all the vans taking part in the Arctic Van Test and rated the two Transits winners to deliver Ford's first double victory in the event's 23-year history. The challenge also tests engine starting, and heating and demister operation, after vehicles have been left outside overnight in sub-freezing conditions. #Ford #Transit