The first van to wear the Transit badge was the Taunus Transit. It was produced in Germany. It gained this name in 1961, eight years after it was introduced in 1953. It was not sold in the UK. Production of it ceased in 1965.
A leisure version of the Transit, the Tourneo, is also available. A leisure version of the Transit Connect, the Tourneo Connect made too. Despite its name, it is completely different model to the Connect.
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