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New Ford Transit Connect Vans

With over 30 years in the business, First Step vehicle solutions gets you the best lease deals on the New Ford Transit Connect vans. Get in touch today!


Download The Transit Connect Van Brochure

Download the Ford brochure for the new Transit Connect van and explore all the specification and performance details as well as model and trim options.

Download Transit Connect Brochure


Enjoy the benefits of our Ford van contract hire options on all Transit vans, tailored for businesses looking for flexibility whilst keeping costs low. Benefit from fixed monthly payments, optional maintenance packages and peace of mind with no depreciation worries. At the end of the contract, simply return the van and choose a new one if needed.

Transit Connect Powertrain Options

With 3 powertain options available on Ford vans, we can get you the best van contract hire deal to suit your individual budget and needs. The all-electric motor has countless benefits and the hybrid option offers the best of both worlds, whilst the renowned EcoBlue TDCi engines offer increased power and torque.

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Ford Connect Trim Options

Our Ford Transit Connect vans available on contract hire come with various trim options depending on which model and version (standard van or DCIV) you choose. Each trim offers a different level of comfort and performance allowing you to choose a van that fits perfectly with your personal budget and needs.


Leasing a Ford Transit Connect is a smart choice for businesses that need a van that’s both functional and comfortable. The Transit Connect offers plenty of cargo space, with a single row of seats to maximise room for your tools and equipment. You can choose between a short wheelbase for easy manoeuvring in tight spaces or a long wheelbase for even more cargo capacity.

With 3.6 cubic metres of cargo space, you can easily carry up to 913kg. And it’s not just about muscle. The Transit Connect keeps you connected and in control on the road with high-tech features like Active Park Assist and SYNC 3. Ready to see how the Ford Transit Connect can help your business? Reach out today for a free quote.

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We stock the latest models from top van manufacturers, including Citroen, Renault, Toyota and VW.


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  • A good credit score
  • You must be over 18 years old
  • Leasing for at least 12 months
  • Suitable Identification
  • Your bank details
  • Your contact details

What’s included?


The vast majority of our vans include a minimum of 10,000 miles per annum in the cost of the lease hire.


If you think that a 10,000 miles allowance isn’t enough then you can add an additional mileage block to your lease hire monthly cost.


All our vans are high specification with the latest mod cons included as standard, making your van journeys even more comfortable.


We’ll drop off your new van at a time and location that’s convenient for you. Leave the heavy lifting to us!


Our contract hire van deals include a whole year of road tax, so you can be on the road as soon as it’s delivered.


We have a huge amount of vans to choose from. We stock vans from all the leading manufacturers and we constantly update our range to include the latest models.  


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We’ll need to know some personal information, what length of contract you want, and whether you’re looking for a business or personal lease.

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Once we’ve received your lease submission, a member of our funding team will process your form. Please note that this will include a soft credit search

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Once processed, we’ll send you all the necessary documentation to look through. All you have to do is sign and return them, then make your initial payment. 



Your van (or vans) will then be scheduled for delivery. This usually takes between 7 and 10 days but it could be sooner. 

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Ford Van Leasing FAQ’s

What are the benefits of Ford van leasing?

Ford van leasing offers a number of benefits over purchasing a Ford van outright. These can include:

  • Lower monthly payments
  • Predictable budgeting
  • Access to the latest technology
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • No stress about loss of value

Who can lease a Ford van?

To lease a Ford van from First Step you need to meet a few criteria:

  • Have a good credit score
  • Lease for at least 12 months
  • Be over 18
  • Have suitable ID

How much does it cost to lease a Ford van?

The cost of leasing a Ford Van depends on a few factors, including:

  • The model
  • The length of the lease

For a detailed quote, get in touch with our team today.


What is the difference between 'van leasing' and 'van contract hire' ?

In the UK, both “van leasing” and “van contract hire” refer to methods of obtaining a van for business use without purchasing it outright. However, they have distinct features and differences:

Van leasing generally refers to a broad category of vehicle rental agreements that can include various types of contracts. There are two main types of van leasing:

Contract Hire: This is the most common form of leasing, often synonymous with “van leasing” in general terminology. It involves renting a van for a fixed period (typically 2 to 5 years) with set monthly payments. At the end of the contract, the van is returned to the leasing company, and the business can choose to lease a new vehicle.

Finance Lease: In this arrangement, the business pays to lease the van over an agreed period, usually with lower monthly payments compared to contract hire. At the end of the term, the business can either continue to use the van by paying a nominal fee, sell the van to a third party, or enter a new lease agreement.

Key Differences:

Ownership: With a finance lease, the business can potentially keep the van by paying a nominal fee or selling it to a third party, whereas with contract hire, the van is always returned to the leasing company at the end of the term.
Payments: Finance lease payments can be lower than contract hire payments because the business might eventually sell the van or continue using it with an additional fee.

Flexibility: Contract hire offers more predictable costs with maintenance often included, while finance leasing provides flexibility regarding the van’s end-of-term options.

What is van contract hire?

Van contract hire is a specific type of van leasing and is one of the most popular options for businesses. It includes:

Fixed Monthly Payments: The business pays a fixed monthly fee for the use of the van.

Maintenance Packages: Often includes options for maintenance and servicing as part of the monthly cost.

No Depreciation Worries: The leasing company takes on the risk of the van’s depreciation.

Return at End of Contract: The van is returned at the end of the hire period, and the business can opt to lease a new van if needed.

Mileage Limits: Contracts usually have mileage limits, with extra charges if exceeded.

Which is the best van lease?

The choice between van leasing and van contract hire depends on several factors:

Budget: If fixed, predictable costs are crucial, contract hire might be the better option.

Ownership: If you want to own the van or benefit from its resale value, a finance lease might be more appropriate.

Mileage and Usage: If your likely to do a lot of miles, ensure that the contract term is aligned with your business needs to avoid any excess mileage charges.

Both options allow businesses to use a van without the significant upfront costs associated with purchasing, making them popular choices for keeping costs down.


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