Ford expands its logistics offerings with the launch of its most spacious, intelligent, capable, and cost-efficient all-new Transit. The large van is designed to help businesses thrive, especially those involved in moving people as part of their daily operations.
Since its launch in 1965, the Ford Transit has set the benchmark for commercial vehicles with its capability, power, and performance. While introduced first in Europe, the Transit has made its way across other continents and countries over the past few years, even garnering several awards for its fuel-efficiency, design, and value.
To date, Ford has produced over seven million Transit vehicles across the world and has launched six generations of the vehicle, constantly evolving to keep up with the demands of enterprise customers.
The all-new Ford Transit is engineered to compliment and support industries such as education, hotels and resorts, travel and tourism, medical, business process outsourcing, corporate, and even retail. Enterprises in these sectors can take advantage of the vehicle’s optimized load space, dynamic exterior design, and enhanced comfort to provide their customers and people resources with mobility support.
The Transit is powered by Ford’s proven 2.2-liter Duratorq Diesel engine, capable of generating 135-PS of power and 385-Nm of torque. It is coupled with a six-speed Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) manual transmission, meeting performance demands while remaining fuel efficient.
The Transit has generous size for a variety of uses, measuring 5,981mm long, 2,474mm wide, and 2,517mm tall. Inside, it incorporates a spacious interior that features a 15-seating capacity, 21 stowage bins, 12 cup holders and multiple power sockets. These characteristics allow the Transit to be easily maneuvered in or outside the city, while also having a high carrying capacity for passengers or cargo load.
Like any Ford, it is also equipped with a selection of safe and convenient features. These include a rearview camera, extra wide doors, rear cargo doors with 180-degree opening capability, easy clean non-slip rubber flooring, a power side step, power folding side mirrors, hill launch assist, and load stabilization.
For safety, on the other hand, the Transit comes with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), 15 three-point seatbelts with head rests, as well as an escape hatch for emergency situations.
The Transit is unmistakably Ford thanks to distinctive traits in its exterior design, like the trademark three-bar grille, halogen reflector headlamps with daytime running lights, fog lamps, steel wheels with hub caps, black bumpers and side moldings, and a rear bumper with an integrated step.
As expected of any business vehicle, the Transit has been engineered for minimum maintenance and repair labor times, only requiring a once a year scheduled service interval, allowing for a better and more competitive owner experience.
On top of this, Ford will provide all customers purchasing the all-new Transit this year with a free five-year scheduled service maintenance plan to further boost growth and productivity of business customers.
The all-new Transit comes in three colors including Frozen White, Moondust Silver, and Magnetic Metallic.
“Given its global success in boosting productivity for businesses, we at Ford are excited to bring the all-new Transit with the continued growth of the light commercial bus and van segment (LCBV) in the Philippines. The all-new Transit offers unique appeal to businesses and relevant sectors and is poised to help drive productivity and business growth,” said PK Umashankar, managing director, Ford Philippines.
“Offering work-ready capability and space capacity to meet the shifting demands of businesses, the all-new Ford Transit is set to become a benchmark for the LCBV segment in the country,” adds Ryan Lorenzo, marketing director, Ford Philippines.
The all-new Transit retails at Php 2,300,000 and is available in Ford dealerships nationwide.
To know more about the all-new Ford Transit, visit www.ford.com.ph/van/transit or any Ford dealer nearest you.
Text by Iñigo S. Roces, Photos by Neil Pagulayan