Ford is supplying the AA with over 550 Transit Custom and Courier vans.
The AA’s preference is for the Ford Transit Custom, with around 400 being fitted with the AA’s new recovery trailer system, heavy duty electrical systems, special equipment racking and the organisation’s well known yellow livery.
In one of the largest orders to date for the recently launched Ford Transit Courier, the AA is taking 70 models for use by agents selling memberships across Britain. A further 70 Ford Transit Customs are kitted out as AA Battery Assist vehicles. There will also be nine Ford Transit Customs decked out as AA Fuel Assist vehicles.
This year’s order takes the AA’s delivery of Ford Transit Custom models to almost 850.
“Ford Transit Custom is very well received,” says the AA’s Chris Wiltshire. “Technicians like the working space, the cab and driving position, and we like it for the best load area in class, enhanced towing capacity and very good whole-life costs.”
James Powell of Ford , said: “This order further strengthens the ties between Ford and the AA, as Ford already has a long-running arrangement to supply 2,000 cars annually to the AA Driving School.
“We are pleased that the AA finds the Ford Transit Custom and Ford Transit Courier ideal for its needs, a cost-effective purchase and a valuable addition to its fleet of vehicles, many of which are doing vital work to help motorists stranded at the roadside.”