Photo: AA

Photo: AA

Ford will deliver more than 550 Ford Transit Custom and Courier vans to the AA, the United Kingdom's automotive association, maintaining its 50 percent share of the motoring organization’s 3,000-vehicle fleet.

The bulk of the AA’s order is for Ford Transit Custom, with around 400 being fitted by Ambrosetti UK with the AA’s new recovery trailer system, heavy duty electrical systems, special equipment racking, and the organization’s trademark yellow livery.

The AA is taking 70 units for use by agents selling memberships across the UK.

A further 70 Ford Transit Custom models are equipped as AA Battery Assist vehicles which carry a wide range of replacement batteries and offer a 24/7 roadside assistance for AA members. There will also be nine Ford Transit Customs outfitted out as AA Fuel Assist vehicles, on call to members who have misfuelled their car.

This year’s order takes the AA’s total delivery of Ford Transit Custom models to almost 850 in the two years since the van was launched.

“Ford Transit Custom is very well received,” said AA commercial vehicle fleet engineer, 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.”