The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has just announced the car and commercial vehicle sales figures for 2010 and in addition to Ford being the top-selling car brand, it has again dominated the commercial vehicle market in Ireland with Ford Transit retaining its crown as Ireland's top selling van.
The ever popular Transit is the centre-piece of Ford's "Time to Trade" promotion which is running during January at Ford Dealers: Downey's Auto Stop, Portlaoise; Colton Ford Tullamore; and James Hamill, Ferbane.
"With €1500 off a new Transit, we are hoping to tempt van operators who have perhaps been forced to put off renewing their vehicles because of the economic downturn" says Pat Brazil, Ford Ireland Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing Manager. "Our message to those customers is: there has never been a better time to talk to us about a trade in".
As part of the "Time to Trade" promotion, deals are available across the Ford range til the end of January. It starts with the feisty Fiesta Van – check out the new reduced 2011 prices; includes the popular Focus Van; the ever-dependable, ever-flexible Transit Connect; and through to the rugged Ford Ranger.
Both the Transit Connect and Fiesta Van picked up Continental Irish Van of the Year awards for 2010.
The iconic Transit has just celebrated 45 years on the go and has been the backbone to business in Ireland since it first arrived here. Over six million have been put to work all over the world – with more than 120,000 here in Ireland – and no other commercial vehicle comes close to it in terms of hours spent at hard graft.
With over 100 configurations, it is the ultimate in versatility – whatever the task at hand, there is a Transit to suit it. In these times, all operators are looking for reliability in their vehicles, and their continuing faith in Transit is a testament to its dependability.
"We guarantee customers the best deal on trade-ins for any of our award-winning range so drop in or call and talk to us about upgrading your commercial vehicle for 2011," says Brazil.