The Ford Motor Co. Transit is the European market leader in mid-weight panel vans, with over 4 million built since its introduction in 1965. The latest 2000 model, interestingly, is produced in both front- and rear-drive versions — an industry first in having the same chassis platform for each. This manufacturing advantage is facilitated by the unique design of the engine bay, allowing either longitudinal or transverse layouts. That flexibility is matched by an all-new family of ...

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