Ford Transit Models
The Ford Transit is already one of the icons when it comes to commercial vehicles.
The name Transit does not refer to a particular model; It encompasses a whole range of light commercial vehicles produced by the manufacturer since 1965. Sold primarily as an industrial van for loading and transporting goods, the Ford Transit is also produced as a passenger transport van.
Therefore, in some markets they have been using the Ford Tourneo designation since 1995. Van with standard body, minibus, cabin chassis, with isotherm box or lifting platform. The Ford Transit can be chameleon to adapt to any job, however hard it may be.
Ford states that, throughout its history, more than eight million units have been marketed bearing the Transit designation, which makes it the third best-selling van of all time.
This wide range of capabilities and possibilities has been Very much appreciated by professionals. As a curiosity, the friends of others also contributed their grain of sand in the history of the Ford Transit.
The ‘Met Police’ or London Metropolitan Police reported at the time that 95% of bank robberies in the decade of The seventies were committed with a Ford Transit. Bad image, we agree. But this simple fact triggered the sales of this Ford van. In our car market, Ford has launched up to six generations of this versatile van. All of them with their large palette of specific finishes and finishes. In addition, of all these generations, they have also undergone several updates.
Although the Ford Transit was originally a product designed for the European market now, this versatile Ford van is also assembled in Asia and North America. Thus, the new Ford Transit is available to professionals worldwide.
This is possible since the Ford Transit also entered into Ford’s plans to market the same product globally. What the manufacturer announced long ago under the concept ‘One Ford’. Strategy already followed by other models of the company, such as the Ford Mondeo or Ford Focus.With regard to our market, the Ford Transit proudly holds the title of being the best selling light commercial vehicle in Europe. Beware: for over forty years. Something that some of its competitors cannot affirm.
What are the alternatives to Ford Transit? Among others, commercial rivals such as the Mercedes Sprinter, Renault Master, Volkswagen Crafter or the Iveco Daily stand out as main rivals of the Ford Transit.
New Ford Transit 2019
On sale in the European market since mid-2019, the new Ford Transit is based on the success of the outgoing model. The same model that has allowed to maintain the designation Transit as a leader in its segment, both in Europe and in the United States.
The new Ford Transit offers a greater load capacity and a range of revised engines (and greater power), which aim to optimize the fuel efficiency Ford figures this improvement by up to 7%.
It also presents a new option in the range, which opens a new set ‘Mild-Hybrid’, a lightweight hybrid configuration that uses diesel (mHEV) .This configuration offers an improvement in the efficiency of additional fuel. It is a 3% improvement if we compare it directly with the standard diesel model; with up to eight percent more efficient in urban environments, with many start and stop situations.
Ford’s 2.0 EcoBlue engine has been optimized (even more), to offer improvements in fuel efficiency and fuel efficiency. Elements that will undoubtedly thank professionals and companies. This 2.0 EcoBlue engine is offered in several steps or power options: 105 hp, 130 hp and 170 hp. As a novelty, the range is extended with the new 185 hp variant, which offers a generous 415 Nm torque. All Ford Transit engines benefit from an improved design for the turbocharger.
Ford engineers have achieved greater torque distribution over a wider range of revolutions than before.
Beginning in spring 2020, in addition to the six-speed manual gearbox that is included as standard, Transit models with rear-wheel drive will be available with the automatic transmission of up to ten speeds. Ford says it is most efficient and soft. In addition, it has a fully adaptable stepping of the gears, since it evaluates the driving style to optimize the jumps.
Ford Transit Hybrid version
To provide greater efficiency and fuel economy benefits, the new 2019 Ford Transit has a hybrid variant.
Ford introduces the innovative mHEV diesel technology as a very important option. This Ford Transit Hybrid version is available for both front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive configurations. An integrated belt driven generator replaces the standard alternator.
This system allows you to recover and store energy during the deceleration phases, and charges a 48-volt lithium-ion battery.
The energy stored in this battery is used to provide torque assistance to the thermal engine under normal driving and acceleration conditions, as well as to operate the auxiliary electrical system (that of the electrical accessories of the vehicle).
Ford Transit Body
One, two or more passengers. Middle battle configuration (L2), long (L3), extended long (L4) and long extended jumbo (L5). Low ceiling height (H1), semi-raised (H2) or raised (H3). There are multiple combinations available for Ford Transit bodies.
The main bodies of the Ford Transit are the following: Transit Van, Transit Van Double Cab, Transit Kombi, Mixed Transit and Transit Bus. All of them fully customizable to comfortably meet the requirements of Any professional
Ford Transit van
The Ford Transit Van is the most industrial-focused body. You can choose between three load lengths, in addition to a variety of configurations of maximum authorized mass (MMA) and combinations of engine and gearbox.
Behind the screen that divides the cabin from the cargo area, this variant can store objects until reaching 15.1 cubic meters. The Transit has increased the length of cargo.This way, depending on the model, loads of up to 3.04 meters, 3.49 meters and 4.21 meters in length can be transported. With this, Ford ensures that the new Transit hosts all kinds of objects: pipes, boards, carpets, stairs.
Transit Van Double Cab
The Ford Transit Van Double Cab is specifically designed to carry up to seven people inside. And do it, in addition, with up to 10.6 cubic meters of flexible cargo space behind the safety screen.