The Ford Transit-also known as the Ford T-Series in some markets-is a range of light commercial vehicles produced by Ford since 1965. Sold primarily as a cargo van, the Transit is also built as a passenger van, minibus, cutaway van chassis, and a pickup truck. Over 8,000,000 Transit vans have been sold, making it the third best-selling van of all time. The first production Ford to wear the Transit badge was a van built in their Cologne plant Germany, in 1953. The German vehicle was not widely exported. The first generation Transit or the Transit Mark I, was introduced in October 1965. This generation had the longest production run of any Transit to date, staying largely unaltered for twelve years. The van was producedinitially at the Langley facility in Berkshire, England, then production was moved to Southampton. Transits were also produced in factories in Belgium and Turkey.