The towing limit of a Ford Transit 260 2.2 TDCi SWB l/r 85 is 900 kilograms. The gross payload is 991 kilograms and the gross vehicle weight is 2,600 kilograms.
Unlike the British-built Transit "family", the first production Ford to wear the "Transit" badge was a van model that was built in Ford's Köln (Cologne) plant in Germany. It was introduced in 1953 as the FK 1000. There were only 600 limited edition Transit Hallmarks ever made.
2002 saw the introduction of the first High Pressure Common Rail diesel engine in the Transit. The five-millionth Transit rolled off the Southampton line on Monday, 18 July 2005 and was donated to an English charity.
Ford recently unveiled the latest generation of the Ford Transit family, the full-sized Ford Transit and smaller Transit Connect. A 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition was also announced by Ford recently. More than 13,000 Raptors were sold in 2012. The 2012 addition of a Torsen limited-slip differential to the Raptor's 4WD system enables the truck to balance traction between both front wheels.
In other Ford UK news, Ford's CEO Mark Fields and a senior British government minister were meeting just recently to discuss the auto supply chain in the UK, where the company plans to close a plant. Fallon said that Ford is willing to expand in the UK, planning an investment at its Bridgend Engine Plant.