The long awaited next generation full-size conversion van is here
Introducing the Ford Transit – a versatile, highly functional conversion and handicap van base providing powerful acceleration, better fuel economy and a luxury-feel ride
The Transit is Ford’s much anticipated new full-sized van line, replacing the decades-old Econoline series. Although the E-series was quite reliable, anyone who has been around vans also knows some of its drawbacks. This Car and Driver review of the new Transit sums it up nicely:
“For anyone who’s spent time at the helm of a Ford Econoline/E-series over the decades, there have been many things to deal with: a steep climb into the cabin, oceans of featureless plastic dash and door trim, truly awful seats, and under the hood, wheezy V-8 and V-10 engines that were more thirsty than thrusty. But archaic as it was, the E-series got the job done.”
Introduced for the 2015 model year, the new Ford Transit builds on the legacy of one of the best automakers in the world. Couple this with the luxurious interior of an Explorer conversion van and you’ve got the recipe for a comfortable and reliable transportation option for everything from long vacations to everyday errands to last-minute emergency trips.
The new Transit is built and conforms to Ford’s strict commercial truck durability standards, all while providing the smoothest ride of any full-sized van for sale on the market…
A strong unibody construction in the Ford Transit is one of the first ways the new Ford Transit is more durable than its “body-on” framed predecessor. It’s also much lighter too, which of course translates into improved fuel economy.
Other notable features of the Ford Transit include:
- Short (130″) or Long (148″) wheelbase options
- 6-speed auto transmission w/ overdrive and SelectShift® provides excellent low-end acceleration and high-end efficiency
- 3 engine options (3.7L FlexFuel V6, 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and the PowerStroke, 3.2L I5 Diesel)
- 3 roof height options
- In-steering Ford SYNC brings hands-free calling and other options to your fingertips
- Tilt and telescoping steering wheel allows you to adjust it to your desired comfort and functionality
And best of all, the Transit’s windows are more ergonomically designed, which means no more slouching down for your passengers trying to catch some good scenery.
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The Ford Transit is also built to better accommodate the handicapped with better access, more room and advanced features…
Mobility and travel is something most of us take for granted, but for the handicapped, it represents a tremendous hurdle. And while options have improved over the decades, older handicap vans like the E-series still presented many challenges.
The new Transit aims to address many of these challenges by providing better door and roof clearance, cutting-edge wheelchair lifts and more room for other passengers (Coming Soon!).