The Ford Transit is the van produced by the European division of the American car brand Ford. The van was first produced in 1965 and, 40 years later, a total of 5 million of them had been made. More than 8 million have been sold to date, which makes the Transit the third best-selling van of all time. Five generations of Transits have now been manufactured. The model was awarded the title of Van of the Year in 2001. It won the title again two years later in 2003, with the new smaller version: the Transit Connect. The vehicle is used for all sorts of different purposes: as a van, minibus, ambulance. It’s also a popular chassis for campers.