The Ford Transit is a range of panel vans, minibuses, and pickup trucks, produced by the Ford Motor Company in Europe. The Transit has been the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years, and in some countries the term 'Transit' has passed into common usage as a generic term applying to any light commercial van in the Transit's size bracket. Although the Transit name has been in use by Ford since 1953, the first definitive Transit platform was launched in 1965. Since then, six million Transits have been produced across three basic platform generations (first debuting in 1965, 1986 and 2000, respectively), with various 'facelift' versions of each, carrying various generation and model designators depending on market. The global, fourth-generation Transit was officially unveiled in September 2012, and marked the transition of the 'Transit' name from a single model into a brand representing a complete family of Ford commercial vehicles in different size classes.
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