The 2018 Ford Transit—available in three lengths, three heights, and two wheelbases—will offer 64 configurations across four basic platforms, including van, passenger wagon, cutaway, and chassis cab. “Transit features rugged unibody construction and extensive application of high-strength and boron steel, which has been tested at Ford proving grounds and in the hands of real-world fleet customers in North America,” according to Ford.
The new model year offers a high-mount location for the rearview camera on medium- and high-roof models; available power-folding, short-arm heated mirrors with turn signals; Bluetooth capability with optional AM/FM stereo with audio input jack and microphone; pushdown manual parking brake (available on vans and cutaways); and a heavy-duty cargo flooring option, along with an available heavy-duty rear scuff plate kit and rear-door scuff plate kit for Transit cargo van.
IT’S WHAT’S DRIVING YOU
The 2018 Transit comes standard with a 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine engineered for optimal performance, with available CNG/propane gaseous engine prep package. Also available is the 3.2-liter Power Stroke® 5-cylinder turbo diesel featuring advanced fuel, turbo, and emissions systems that meet the stringent US clean diesel standards.
“For maximum capability,” adds Ford, “the available 3.5-liter EcoBoost® is a trusted workhorse. Whether carrying materials to a jobsite or towing a trailer, EcoBoost-equipped Transit provides best-in-class maximum gasoline engine torque of 400 lb-ft.”
Each of the engine options is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® for efficient rear-wheel drive operation.
OPTIMIZE CARGO SPACE
Get what you need the first time. The 2018 Transit can be configured just the way you need it and, with multiple lengths and roof heights, you can be sure what you get meets your expectations. Roof heights include:
- High-roof: This height features 81.5 inches of interior cargo height—enough for a 6-ft, 9-inch tall individual to stand upright.
- Medium-roof: This height choice can accommodate up to 72 inches of cargo height.
- Low-roof: This roof height has nearly 57 inches to provide an ideal combination of payload management, upfit readiness, and garageability.
“The interior has been designed for easy upfit of racks, bins, shelving, and other cargo storage and hauling solutions,” according to Ford. “When properly configured, the long-wheelbase, extended-length, high-roof Transit van provides 487.2 cubic-ft of cargo capacity, with rear cargo doors that can open up to 237 degrees for easy loading.”
Featured Image: Transit offers options to encompass multiple lengths and three available roof heights to provide full-size van buyers with the precise configuration they require.
Above: A heavy-duty cargo flooring option has been added to the 2018 Transit, along with available heavy-duty rear scuff plate kit and rear-door scuff plate kit.
AN EASY RIDE
The 2018 Transit offers more comfort and better ride quality. According to Ford, Transit’s power rack-and-pinion setup provides drivers with an exceptionally communicative steering feel. “The front suspension consists of subframe-mounted MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar for smoother, flatter cornering, while progressive rear leaf springs and heavy-duty, gas-charged dampers provide well-controlled ride quality.”
TRANSIT OFFERS MORE
Transit delivers versatility, performance, and low operating costs. For fleet customers and private owners, an available GPS-based system from Ford Telematics™ powered by Telogis® helps make adding vehicle tracking systems easy, as well as provides vehicle maintenance alerts.
And, 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 Commercial Vehicle Center dealers.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Find out more about Ford Commercial products and services, visit www.ford.com/
MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS: April 2017 ISSUE
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