High Five ‘International Van of the Year Award’ for Ford Transit in winning 2024 title

Nov 22, 2023

In the space if twenty-three years, the Ford Transit has won the International Van of the Year Award (IVOTY) five times, the most prestigious honour in the European Light Commercial Vehicle industry. Ford Pro’s new Transit Custom is the latest recipient of the IVOTY, for 2024.

In the election for the IVOTY 2024, the jury, consisting of 24 members of leading commercial vehicle publications across Europe gave top marks to the latest Ford Transit Custom, ahead of the new Iveco eDaily along with the Renault Trafic E-Tech, to complete the podium position.

The other finalists included the HYVIA Master E-Tech H2, Mercedes-Benz eCitan and Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen, indicating the diversity and choice of drivetrains available today in the light commercial vehicle sectors.

“As mentioned, this is the fifth occasion that the Ford Transit has won IVOTY, first in 2001 and 2007 with the then all-encompassing model and soon after launching the new generation, stand alone, one-tonne variant, the Transit Custom secured the title in 2013 and again in 2020 and now for 2024. A significant achievement and congratulations to all involved,” stated Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman, IVOTY.

Commenting prior to the IVOTY 2024 trophy presentation at the Solutrans 2023 exhibition at EurExpo, Lyon, France, Hans Schep, General Manager, 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.”