July 23, 2012 01:00 ET

White Van Man Favours Ford

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 23, 2012) - White van men favour Fords according to research unveiled by Swinton Vans. The van insurance retailer analysed thousands of live policies to reveal the most popular makes and models of vans.

The trusty Ford Transit, a regular sight on British roads is the most popular van. It's powerful, efficient diesel engine, large load capacity and advanced safety systems make it the first choice commercial vehicle amongst van drivers.

The Mercedes badge represents luxury within the motor industry, and it seems that despite their often 'dirty' work, van drivers still look for luxury in their vehicle. The Mercedes Sprinter took second spot as the most driven van amongst the UK's van drivers, closely followed by the Vauxhall Combo.

Volkswagen and Citroën are the manufacturers that make up the remaining places.

The top five models according to Swinton Van customers are:

1. Ford Transit
2. Mercedes Sprinter
3. Vauxhall Combo
4. Volkswagen Transporter
5. Citroen Dispatch

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton said, "Ford is one of the most popular vehicle manufacturers and its transit van has been one of the most popular models for over 40 years which our research reinforces. Over a third of our van insurance customers drive a Ford Transit van."

About Swinton

  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group
  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009
  • With 553 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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