Ford Transit Custom wins International Van of the Year Award 2024

George Barrow
November 22, 2023

The Ford Transit Custom has been named the International Van of the Year, while the Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok have been named joint winners of the International Pick-up Award (IPUA).

The Ford Transit Custom beat the Iveco eDaily and Renault Trafic E-Tech to the prestigious van title, which was announced at a gala dinner at the Solutrans commercial vehicle show in Lyon.

The new co-developed Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok were named winners of IPUA with both models securing an unprecedented ‘hat-trick’ in the awards. The Ranger added to the titles it won in 2013 and 2020 while the Amarok won the inaugural trophy in 2011 and again in 2018. The Ranger beat its stablemate the Ford Ranger Raptor along with the Toyota Hilux GR Sport II.

Commenting prior to the handover of the twin trophy presentation, Hans Schep, general manager of Ford Pro Europe, said: ““We are very proud that the IVOTY jury has bestowed this prestigious award on the all-new Transit Custom. As the leading one-tonne van of choice for European customers, the all-new Transit Custom has been designed and engineered to meet their wide-ranging needs. Along with our award-winning diesel, customers will soon also have the choice of electric and PHEV versions too. Every model is packed with innovation and superfast connectivity to Ford Pro’s uptime, charging and productivity software ecosystem to help our customers’ businesses thrive.”

The IVOTY win is the fifth for Ford, having won twice with the Ford Transit and also being named a winner on two previous occasions with the Ford Transit Custom.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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