The Vantastic Voyage of Ford Transit

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18 Sep 2015

The Vantastic Voyage of Ford Transit


New registrations show that Ford is the fastest growing manufacturer of commercial vans in the United States

Last year when the Ford Transit went on sale, the configured range is well over 58, way too much than any of the rivals could possibly offer. It isn’t just the body that suits the requirements of the commercial businesses, Ford has offered a frugal, and highly efficient range of Ford diesel engines along with petrol and hybrids.

What kind of applications Transit offers?

In the year 2016, Ford has introduced a dual sliding door version of Transit van which allows easier access to equipment, cargo, and all sorts of other payloads. These Transits have been fitted into every form of emergency response units, mobile dog grooming, good catering trucks, and passenger shuttles.

In order to serve the business requirements of their customers, 12 ships-through up fitters are located within 30 miles of the Kansas City Assembly Plant. This is exactly why Ford has already managed to capture over 56 percent of the U.S. commercial van market from its launch till June 2015.

What kind of increase are we talking about?

According to HIS new commercial vehicle registration data, from June 2014, the growth is 48 per cent.

Although this increase is in accordance with the U.S. economy, but still, Ford got a chunk of 80 percent growth in the commercial van segment, and that’s only during the first half of the year.

Surprisingly, Transit vans are top sellers in 47 out of 52 states and almost 99.09% of the U.S. population is in these states. Ford introduced a smaller commercial van in 2009, with a 69 percent market share, now it is the best seller in its segment.

What kind of engines are on offer?

For the year 2016, Ford Transit has three different engine offerings. There is one 3.7-litre Ti-VCT V6 FFV engine which comes with 275bhp and produces 260 lb-ft. of torque. Then there is the 3.5-litre Ecoboost V6 unit generating 310bhp and very potent 400 lb-ft. of torque.

The last one is the 3.2-litre I5 Diesel engine with 185bhp and 350 lb-ft. of torque. The Kansas City Assembly Plant has built more than 100,000 Transit vans, wagons, chassis cabs, and cutaways, for the 2015 model year alone.

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