Transit: Almost Rhymes with “Kismet”
Today, the six-millionth Ford Transit commercial vehicle rolled off the production line in the Ford-Ostosan plant in Kocaeli, Turkey.
Today, Ford announced that the city of Boston is the first American city to approve the Transit Connect for taxi use.
The Transit first went into production in August 1965, and it is now assembled in plants including Southampton, UK, Nanchang, China, and Hai Duong, Vietnam. The Transit Connect available in the U.S. is sourced from the plant in Turkey.
According to John Fleming, Ford of Europe chairman and CEO, “With six million units now produced and a 45-year life so far, Transit is not only the longest-serving model in Ford of Europe’s product portfolio, but throughout that time it has been a major pillar of our profitable business in Europe, and is one of the most successful commercial vehicles in automotive history.”
Just to put this into some sort of context: In 1965, the Rolling Stones released “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
Near as we can tell, the Transit and the Stones are the only things still going strong from ’65.
source: Rolling Stones website