- All-new Transit joins the nation’s best-selling lineup of commercial vehicles, giving Ford customers the broadest lineup of configurations with three body lengths, two wheelbases and three roof heights; and in van, wagon, chassis cab and cutaway body styles
- Proven 3.5-liter EcoBoost® offers gas engine torque rating of 400 lb.-ft. – best-in-class among full-size vans – ideal for those whose work requires extra cargo-hauling capability
- Transit van offers best-in-class gasoline engine maximum cargo capacity of 487.3 cubic feet when properly equipped
The familiar van that delivers packages or shuttles you to the airport has changed in a revolutionary way.
“The all-new Transit is a game changer,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Transit raises the game for our customers in North America and around the world with even greater work capability, helping improve their productivity and bottom lines. These, literally, are the vehicles people trust and rely on for their livelihoods.”
Ford is the second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world and best-selling commercial vehicle brand in North America. The company is leveraging its One Ford product strategy to meet the needs of fleet customers on six continents and in 118 markets with Transit vehicles that are Built Ford Tough, more fuel efficient and even more capable.
Superior cargo hauling and people moving capabilities combined with low operating costs were design imperatives for the all-new Transit range.
Transit will be offered in three body lengths, two wheelbases and three roof heights; and in van, wagon, chassis cab and cutaway body styles. Transit wagon will be offered in XL and XLT trim levels.
Power of choice
“Transit is the new standard in full-size vans and customer choice,” said John Ruppert, director of Ford Commercial Vehicle Operations. “We’re going from an exclusively gasoline engine lineup of two V8s and a V10 in E-Series, to offering customers a standard 3.7-liter V6, the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost proven in Ford F-150 and an all-new 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel option.”
Ford will offer Transit’s 3.7-liter V6 with a compressed natural gas/liquid propane gas prep kit to assist customers running their vehicles with this abundant, affordable, clean fuel alternative. The 3.7-liter V6 is also engineered for optimal performance with E85 flex-fuel capability.
The all-new 3.2-liter Power Stroke® five-cylinder common-rail turbo diesel, based on Ford’s proven Duratorq global diesel engine architecture, features state-of-the-art fuel, turbo and emissions systems that meet stringent U.S. clean diesel standards, providing an ideal balance of fuel economy and job capability.
For maximum capability, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® promises to be a trusted workhorse, whether carrying materials to a job site or towing a trailer with Transit’s available Class IV hitch. This EcoBoost provides a best-in-class gasoline engine torque rating of 400 lb.-ft.
Each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission for efficient rear-wheel-drive operation.
Biggest range ever
For Transit, the power of choice goes beyond powertrain options to encompass multiple lengths and roof heights to provide full-size van buyers with the precise combination and configuration they require.
The high-roof Transit van features 81.5 inches of interior cargo height, enough headroom for a person 6 feet, 4 inches tall to stand upright in the cargo area. The medium-roof model can accommodate up to 72 inches of cargo height, while the low-roof model has almost 56 inches of cargo height to provide an ideal combination of payload management, upfit readiness and garageability.
Transit provides up to 487.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity – nearly 80 percent more space than the largest E-Series – and more than twice the volume of today’s standard E-Series.
Transit’s rear cargo doors can open up to 270 degrees for easy loading and unloading.
The interior has been developed for easy upfit of racks, bins, shelving and other cargo storage and hauling solutions. The largest passenger version can carry up to 15 people.
A 6.5-inch touch screen display with navigation and SYNC® with MyFord Touch® – Ford’s highly acclaimed voice-activated communications and entertainment system – is also available.
The all-new Ford Transit was designed with improved handling, steering and ride qualities.
A power rack-and-pinion steering setup provides exceptionally communicative steering feel to the driver, serving as a confidence builder.
The front suspension consists of subframe-mounted MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar for smoother, flatter cornering, combined with progressive rear leaf springs and heavy-duty gas-charged dampers for well-controlled ride quality – regardless of load status.
Minimized operating costs
Transit’s global design delivers on the same customer expectations in 116 markets worldwide where this sturdy commercial vehicle will be available, requirements such as versatility, fuel efficiency and low operating costs.
Transit has been developed to be efficient to service and maintain, with specialized technical service support including extended operating hours available at more than 600 Ford Business Preferred Network dealers.
Built Ford Tough
Cumulatively, Transit durability test vehicles were driven more than 4.6 million miles, or far enough to circle the globe 185 times. Transit features rugged, unibody construction and extensive application of high-strength and boron steel, which has been tested to the same standards as E-Series at Ford proving grounds and in the hands of real-world fleet customers in North America.
A durability program to deliver on Built Ford Tough customer requirements included 148 prototype vehicles, with a regimen of 215 separate tests to validate the long-haul functionality of various vehicle systems and hardware.
Transit is built at Ford’s recently upgraded Kansas City Assembly Plant.