Ford has unveiled the Northern American market variation of its European-bred.The 2015 Ford Transit van, a full-size lineup that will be supplied in a dizzying array of wheelbases, body lengths, roof covering elevations, physical body designs and trim levels.
Ford took a page from Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler, which has actually offered its European-market Sprinter van range in North America for regarding a many years under various nameplates. European vans are formed rather differently than standard American-market vans like the E-Series (which is probably much better known under its aged Econoline tag). Their floorings are reduced to the ground to allow for better filling and passenger area and they offer a much bigger variety of roofing elevations.
Ford claims that the Transit will be provided with three physical body lengths, 2 wheelbases, 3 roofing system elevations, four physical body designs (payload van, guest wagon, box truck-style body taxi and flight terminal shuttle-ready cutaway) and 2 (XL and XLT) trim levels. The new bodies include anywhere from 250 to virtually 500 cubic feet of cargo quantity depending upon configuration. The largest version – which Ford describes as the “jumbo van” brings more than two times the quantity of a present E-Series. Back doors on all models open up to 270 degrees to aid filling and discharging.
As opposed to the E-Series’ V8 and V10 engines, the Transit will specifically provide 5 and six-cylinder engines, a 3.7-liter V6 (from the Ford Mustang among others), a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 (in the Ford Taurus and various other vehicles) and a brand-new 3.2-liter turbodiesel five-cylinder.
The 3.7-liter mill will be offered with a CNG/LPG preparation kit and it could run on E85.
The brand-new 3.2-liter product has long been rumored for Ford’s half-ton F-150 pickup assortment, however the Michigan car manufacturer will certainly debut it initially in the Transit.
For now, Ford is holding back official energy and fuel efficiency figures for all 3 motors in the Transit, although the Blue Oval is promising best-in-class gas effectiveness for a minimum of one variation of the Transit. That should not take much considering the course leader is currently the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savannah, which are rated at 13/18 mpg. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is not EPA-rated.
No matter engine, all Transits will deliver energy to the back wheels by means of a six-speed automatic. Below, rack and pinion power steering delivers power to additional car-like MacPherson front struts and durable modern rear leaf spring seasons.
To maximize the steering experience, Ford will provide a 6.5-inch touchscreen with navigation and the car manufacturer’s Snyc and MyFord Touch connectivity and infotainment devices.
2015 Ford Transit Release Date
Release date for ford Transit is set not before summer 2014.