The New Ford Transit builds on the legacy set down by its predecessors, delivering a smarter, more efficient and a more technically advanced drive than ever. The changes begin on the exterior with a smart new front end comprising a new grille and headlight design marking it out from the previous generation.
Inside the van you'll find a new interior design too providing enhanced style, practicality and driver comfort. The new instrument panel is packed with practical touches for drivers who use the cabin as a mobile office, including significantly improved stowage. Attractive yet hard-wearing materials are used for the interior including smart new seat fabrics that have been subjected to Ford’s toughest ever abrasion tests. All-day comfort is further enhanced by new seat designs featuring revised foam padding and geometry for optimised support.
If you rely on your van for business, you'll be better connected as well as more comfortable too in the New Ford Transit Van. Drivers can enjoy the benefits of the Ford PassConnect on-board modem technology which will help fleet professionals to improve vehicle utilisation and optimise running costs. Further advanced technologies include Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system that can be operated using simple, voice commands, or via pinch and swipe gestures on an eight-inch touchscreen .
In terms of payload, the New Transit boasts an extra 80kg of capacity on long wheelbase, rear-wheel drive models, and an extra 48kg on front-wheel drive versions. A new Power Side Load Door meanwhile provides ease of operation when loading or unloading.
Under the bonnet, the improvements continue, with an updated 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine; optimised to deliver fuel efficiency improvements of up to 7 per cent according to Ford engineering data based on a real-world driving cycle. The choice of power ratings are expanded with a new 185 PS variant, which delivers a generous 415 Nm of torque , joining the 105 PS, 130 PS and 170 PS outputs previously available. A 10-speed automatic transmission and a segment first mild Hybrid variant (MHEV) are also set to be available soon.
For the first time, Transit drivers will be able to choose from Selectable Drive Modes to match driving performance to conditions: Eco Mode, Slippery Mode, Mud/Rut Mode for all-wheel drive models and Tow/Haul Mode for smooth power delivery when towing large trailers or boats that weigh more than the vehicle kerb weight.
A comprehensive range of advanced driving assistance technologies have also been introduced to help reduce stress and tiredness, and to help avoid or mitigate the impact of collisions. These include a Blind Spot Information System, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Enhanced Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Active and Park-Out Assist to name but a few.
The New Ford Transit Van is now available - click here to find your local Gates Transit Centre in Hertfordshire and Essex.