DEARBORN, MI - With the economy improving, sales of Ford’s Econoline and Transit Connect vans to commercial fleets were up significantly in January, according to the automaker. Econoline sales totaled 7,979, up 29 percent over a year ago. Transit Connect sales were significantly higher at 2,072 vehicles, up 78 percent over last year.

“In addition to industry-leading quality and fuel efficiency, our broad range of products offer fleet customers strong resale values,” said Czubay. “Resale value is a key factor in reducing vehicle operating costs, which puts Ford in a strong position as businesses continue to replace or add to their vehicle fleets.”