Tuesday, 4 October 2011

NEWS - Seventh SportVan to hit the streets

Due to the large degree of success seen by previous editions, Ford are set to release a seventh edition of their Transit SportVan. Finished in Moondust Silver metallic with graphite bonnet stripes, the new edition will see a limited run of 180 units.

As can be seen from the pictures, the SportVan certainly has the looks to back up its name. The van sits on 18in graphite alloys and has spoilers as well as a twin exhaust.

Its not just the looks though, as the SportVan is powered by Ford's 140PS 2.2-litre TDCi Duratorq engine coupled with a 6-speed transmission , and so has better performance than other members of the Transit family. Anthony Ireson, marketing director for Ford of Britain, said: "Demand for our Transit SportVan has been exceptional so we are delighted to now offer this latest edition. Transit remains as popular as ever with more than 40,000 sales so far this year and this SportVan gives customers the chance to own a really special Transit."

The SportVan also comes generously equipped. It comes with velour trim, Sony radio/CD with DAB capability, steering-mounted controls, bluetooth, cruise control, electric windows, electric and heated mirrors, leather steering wheel, leather gear shifter, tinted windows and a perimeter alarm as standard. There are also power deadlocks, rain-sensing wipers, auto-headlights, front fog lights and a load area protection kit. 

Some options are also available to equip the SportVan even more generously. These include leather seats, 5in Sat-Nav system and reversing camera with 7in monitor, LED cargo lights in rear and LED daytime running lights.

The first SportVan was created in 2007, and all previous models sold out. So anyone looking to own one of these should move fast, as the 180-strong production run are likely to shift. Prices start from £23,670.

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