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All-New Ford Transit Custom Delivers Improved Resale Values

BRENTWOOD, Essex, 09 October 2012  –  Residual values confirmed for the all-new Ford Transit Custom have provided a further boost for the launch of the recently crowned International Van of the Year 2013.

Leading residual value (RV) analysts CAP evaluated the Ford Transit Custom, which is available from dealerships this autumn, and calculated its theoretical resale value in three years’ time.

The award-winning Ford Transit Custom, which is the UK market leader’s new entrant in the one-tonne van segment, has secured a 10.5 per cent improvement in its three-year/60,000-mile residual value compared with its predecessor.

The new Ford Transit Custom has been valued at £725 more than its rival by CAP.  This £1,975 turnaround achieved by the incoming model equates to a 10.5 per cent boost in Transit RVs.

At four years in service and 80,000 miles, Transit Custom RVs are enhanced by £1,500 – moving the new model from being £1,000 behind its benchmark competitor to £500 ahead.

Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain managing director, said:  “This is a more stylish and more functional Transit, which also manages to reward owners by retaining more of its value.  Thanks to this latest endorsement by CAP, we’re even more convinced that our new Transit Custom will continue the vehicle’s market leading position.”

A new Ford Transit Custom 290S 100PS six-speed 310Nm model will be worth £6,800 at three years and £5,250 at four years – £725 and £500 ahead of its nearest competition, respectively.

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