Introducing the Ford Transit
The latest generation of Ford Transit continues the development of the popular working van by becoming smart and better connected. A fresh design is joined by improvements to the Transit's carrying capacity, which enhances the daily usability
Available in different lengths and roof heights to suit the needs of your business, you can also choose between front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, which means this van is suitable for just about every task you can think of.
Ford have invested a large amount of resources into ensuring the Transit has lower running costs on an annual basis. For example, servicing only needs to be completed every 2 years, or 30,000 miles.
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Payload and Capacity
Ford Transit is packed with features that have been designed to help you work smarter, and it all starts with the 15.1 m3 of cargo of load space that sits behind the driver. A Power Side Load door couples with the 270-degree opening rear doors for maximum convenience.
The length of the loading bay means you can carry items that are over 3m long, while the carrying capacity of up to 2.1 tons means you'll rarely be limited by what you can transport.
There's a variety of lengths and heights to choose from, with each specification boasting a different GVM (gross vehicle mass). As a result, you can choose the van that meets your needs without overpaying.
Equipped with tougher axles and uprated brakes, the 5T variant of the Transit has a 5,000kg GVM. This means not only does the van version have a humungous 2,457kg payload, customers can work with Ford-approved Qualified Vehicle Modifiers to convert the Transit 5T into anything from a horsebox to a recovery truck.
Technology and Safety
Ford Transit is better equipped than ever, with a host of interior features lining up alongside the latest safety technology on the market. Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system offers an effortless hands-free experience that allows you to control your smartphone, music and navigation system with ease.
Features such as the heated front windscreen are a must-have during the winter months when you have places to be, while the rain sensing wipers help keep your line of vision clear.
You'll be kept safe thanks to the Transit's safety features, which include:
- Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
- Roll Stability Control
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
- Trailer Sway Control
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Economy and Performance
For the first time ever, the Transit is available as an EcoBlue mild-hybrid, which means the traditional engine is joined by a small electric motor. This translates to greater efficiency and less emissions, which will be greatly noticed in heavy traffic.
Bar that, you can choose from four variations of the dependable 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, with the most powerful variant kicking out 183 bhp and 298 lb/ft. In short, you won't struggle to find a specification that best suits your needs. Each engine meets the stringent Euro 6.2 emissions standards, too.
A 6-speed manual gearbox comes as standard, although you can opt for an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission for optimised acceleration and outstanding fuel efficiency.
Ford Transit Models
- Rake and reach steering adjustment
- Radio with remote stalks
- Selectable drive mode
- Power windows
- Remote central dead-locking
- 4-way adjustable driver's seat with armrest
- Dual Passenger seat with under-seat storage
- Fold out front passenger seat table
- Full steel bulkhead
- Ford SYNC with 4.2" TFT Screen
- ESC/ABS/Hill start assist
- Side wind mitigation
Features in addition to Leader:
- Heated windscreen
- Power heated folding mirrors
- Auto headlights and wipers
- Front fog lights
- Cruise control with adjustable speed limiter
- Ford SYNC with 8" TFT screen
- Leather trimmed steering wheel
- Lockable glovebox
- Easy clean load floor
- Projector style headlights with static cornering lights
- Front and rear parking sensors
Features additional to Trend:
- F O R D grille
- Contrast cladding
- Trail badging
- Unique 16" black alloys
- FWD mechancial limited slip differential
- AWD (if not FWD)
- Full leather interior
- Manual air conditioning
Features additional to Trend
- Body colour front bumper
- Bi-xenon headlights with LED DTRL
- Manual air conditioning
- Instrument panel differentiation
- Leather wrapped gear knob with aluminium surround
- 16" alloy wheels
- Side park assist
Test Drive the Ford Transit
Ford Transit has been one of the best-selling vans in the UK for a very long time now, and it's not hard to see why. With the latest technologies complementing Ford's most efficient range of engines to date, we don't see the Transit losing popularity with the working professional any time soon.
If you wish to find out more about the Ford Transit and how it could be tailored to meet your needs, then contact your nearest Evans Halshaw Ford retailer today. Alternatively, view our latest offers.