As many of you will have noticed, Inside Lane has expanded its verity of vehicles that are road tested to include vans for 2014. We have sampled a verity of all shapes and sizes throughout the year and hope you have found the coverage to be useful. Along with our “Green Car of the Year” and overall “Car of the Year” we thought that it was only fair to create an award for those machines that get our traders mobile. So welcome to the very first Inside Lane Van of the Year.
There have been a handful of vans that impressed us with Ford in particular shining through as the leading brand in this segment. Our winner of this award is a standout product not just in its class, but as a complete package and reminds the world that just because you own a van, that does not mean you can’t enjoy driving it. The winner of Inside Lane Van of the Year is the Ford Transit Courier EcoBoost.
This van looks exceptionally smart, but most importantly is very good at doing its job. 2.3cu.m is all yours in the back of this highly versatile workmate. Large openings, high levels of customisation and a 1.0 litre unit providing punchy performance around town all adds up to this van being a deserving winner. However, its handling is what is really sets it apart. Responsive steering and an excellent chassis setup makes the Transit Courier playful to drive. Let its three cylinder engine thrum away and you will no doubt have a smile upon your face.
The Ford Transit Courier is a van we would wholeheartedly recommend to any small business. Find out why in our full review HERE.