Wednesday 28th November 2012
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If you have ever owned a Ford Cargo then we want to hear about your experience of the vehicle. When you had to purchase any replacement parts, we would like to know how they performed when fitted to the vehicle. You can write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Ford Cargo Overview

The Ford Cargo is classed as a cab over engine light truck which was produced by the British branch of the Ford Motor Company. This vehicle was first produced in 1981 up until 1993 when it was replaced with the Iveco Eurocargo. This vehicle is still in production in some countries under a different name. It is marketed as the Ford Trader, Ford Otosan, Sterling Cargo to name but a few. The Ford Cargo name was only ever used for the European market, originally starting out in the UK market. At one point in time these were very popular light trucks across Europe, especially in the UK. They were well built and reliable and came in a number of different versions. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Ford Cargo?

Ford Cargo History

The Ford Cargo was originally designed by Ford UK in 1981 and due to its popularity it was then marketed worldwide. It was to become a huge success in many different markets across the world. Due to its many variants, it was used for many different purposes including delivery truck, horse box and lumber truck. In 1986 Ford sold the trucking part of the company to Iveco the Italian heavy vehicle manufacturer, which changed the name of these vehicles to Iveco Ford. The Cargo name was then ended in 1993 to be replaced with the Iveco Eurocargo. In 1997 the closure of the UK production plant meant an end to the production of Iveco/Ford light truck vehicles.

Model Types

Box Van Tipper Chassis Cab Horse Box Dropside Lumber truck Twin deck

Fuel Economy

The Ford Cargo was available in both petrol and diesel engines. The diesel engines are the more economical but as you would expect from any truck engine, they are pretty greedy on fuel. Which engine did you have on your Cargo and how did it perform economically? Remember to take into consideration the age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy for a vehicle.


The Ford Cargo was available in 5 or 6 speed manual gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Ford gearbox parts where you can search for your Cargo gearbox parts.


Ford Cargo parts can be hard to find these days. We have a vast network of UK Breakers with parts available for all makes and models. You can search through this network to find some of the cheapest parts around. Begin your search by entering your vehicle details in our part finder or you can also have a look at our Cargo parts page today.