2013 Ford Transit Details
The new generation of Ford’s iconic Transit van has been revealed and it’s ready with its fancy new look and improved practicality to go on sale in six continents to continue the success story of one of the best recognized cars in the world.
Naturally, the new model is improved in every aspect imaginable. Offering a huge range of body styles and derivatives, all-new Transit delivers class-leading load-carrying ability, exceptional durability, and targets best-in-class fuel economy. For Europe, the all-new Transit is powered by the latest 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel with a choice of three power ratings (100 PS, 125 PS, 155 PS), and a standard 6-speed manual transmission; front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions will be available.
Pricing details for different body style and different markets will be announced closer to launch.
Details in Ford press release below:
“The Transit van is going global, and we’ve made it more productive, more fuel efficient and tougher than ever before,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president Product Development, Ford of Europe.
“With its legendary Transit and E-Series models, Ford has more experience of creating market-leading commercial vans around the world than any other manufacturer, and this all-new Transit will move the game on once again.”
Next-generation global commercial vehicle platform
The all-new Transit is based on a state-of-the-art global platform, engineered to underpin the next-generation of Ford commercial vans worldwide. It forms part of an unprecedented renewal that will see complete redesign of its commercial vehicle range for Europe over the next two years.
Within Europe and worldwide markets, the new model replaces the heavier 2-tonne Transit derivatives, and joins the exciting new 1-tonne Transit Custom in the line-up. In North America, where Transit makes its debut, it will eventually take over from the best-selling E-Series range.
The vehicle was engineered in Ford’s commercial vehicle Centre of Excellence in Europe – building on decades of experience developing market-leading Transit models – supported by the company’s full global product development resources.
New level of capability and versatility
The all-new Ford Transit brings a new level of capability and versatility to the medium commercial van market, with an unmatched range of body styles and derivatives, with multiple wheelbases, roof heights and chassis cab/cowl versions.
The purposeful, modern exterior design conceals a load area sized to accommodate key distribution industry required dimensions and maintain best-in-class payload. A range of innovative loadspace features make operator usage easier and more secure.
Compared to the outgoing Transit, load volume has been increased by around 10 percent model-for-model, with the largest “Jumbo” van now capable of swallowing a massive 15.1 m3 SAE of cargo. In addition, an all-new Chassis Cab SuperJumbo derivative will enable 5 m floats or box bodies to be accommodated.
Particular emphasis has been placed on making the vehicle simple to modify for body builders, upfitters and camper van converters, so all customer requirements can be satisfied.
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