• All-new Transit van joins the nation’s best-selling lineup of commercial vehicles, giving Ford customers best-in-class fuel economy, the segment’s lowest cost of ownership, increased capability and Built Ford Tough durability
• The 2015 Ford Transit offers the broadest lineup of configurations for full-size van customers, available in more variations than the competition combined – three body lengths; two wheelbases; three roof heights; and in van, wagon, chassis cab and cutaway variations
• Ford Transit will achieve an average of 25 percent better fuel economy and haul at least 300 pounds more than today’s E-Series
The familiar van that delivers packages or shuttles you to the airport is about to change in a revolutionary way.
Ford’s all-new full-size 2015 Transit van will provide professional tradesmen
and commercial fleet customers unmatched fuel economy, innovative new configurations and
leading versatility in the expanding commercial vehicle market.
With global commercial vehicle sales expected to grow by 4.8 million over the next several years
to 21 million units annually by 2017, Transit represents a major opportunity.
Ford, the second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world and best-selling commercial vehicle brand in North America, is leveraging its One Ford product strategy to meet the needs of Transit customers on six different continents and in 116 markets with vans that are Built Ford Tough, more fuel efficient and even more capable.
Transit joins the most fuel-efficient lineup in Ford Motor Company’s history. This year Ford is offering seven vehicles rated at 40 mpg or higher – double 2011’s total, and more than any other automaker. Ford tops Toyota in fuel economy in every segment in which both companies
Transit is born from a combined total of nearly a century of hard-earned experience delivering two
distinct full-size vans to customers in North America, Europe and other global markets.
For North America, Transit will eventually replace the E-Series nameplate, first sold in 1961 as Ford
Econoline and America’s best-selling commercial van for 33 years.
In other global markets, this all-new vehicle will replace popular, market-specific Transit models first sold in 1965, and the best-selling commercial van in Europe. Transit also is joined by the upgraded 2014 Ford Transit Connect, which pioneered the small van market in the United States and has been a hit with cost-conscious commercial fleets and small
Superior cargo hauling and people moving capabilities combined with best-in-class fuel economy
were design imperatives for the all-new Transit range.
Power of choice
“Transit is the new standard in full-size vans and customer choice,” said Len Deluca, director of Ford commercial vehicle operations. “We’re going from an exclusively gasoline engine lineup of two V8s and a V10 in E-Series to offering customers a standard 3.7-liter V6, the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine proven in Ford F-150 and an all-new 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel option.”
Transit will be offered in three body lengths; two wheelbases; three roof heights; van, wagon, chassis cab and cutaway bodystyles; and in XL and XLT trim levels.
Ford will offer Transit’s 3.7-liter V6 with a compressed natural gas/liquid propane gas (CNG/ LPG) prep kit to assist customers running their vehicles with this abundant, affordable, clean fuel
alternative. The 3.7-liter is engineered for optimal performance with E85 flex fuel.
The all-new 3.2-liter Power Stroke® five-cylinder common-rail turbo-diesel, based on Ford’s
proven Duratorq global diesel engine architecture, features state-of-the-art fuel, turbo and
emissions systems that meet stringent U.S. clean diesel standards, providing an ideal balance of
fuel economy and job capability.
For maximum capability, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost®
promises to be a trusted workhorse, whether carrying materials to the job site or towing a trailer with Transit’s available Class IV hitch.
Each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission for efficient rear-wheel-drive operation.Biggest range ever For Transit, power of choice goes beyond powertrain options to encompass multiple lengths and roof heights to provide full-size van buyers with the precise combination and configuration they require.
The high-roof Transit features 81 inches of interior cargo height, enough headroom for a person standing six foot, five inches tall to stand upright in the cargo area. The medium roof can accommodate up to 72 inches of cargo height and the low roof has 56 inches of cargo height to provide an ideal combination of payload management, upfit readiness and garageability.
Cargo volume ranges from 256 cubic feet to more than 550 cubic feet – nearly 75 percent more space than a Chevrolet Express. Transit’s rear cargo doors open 270 degrees for easy rear cargo space access.
The interior of each Transit van features advanced, durable LED lighting and has been developed for easy upfit of racks, bins, shelving and other cargo storage and hauling solutions. The largest passenger version can carry up to 15 people.
Transit is available with a wide variety of comfort and convenience options. A 6.5-inch touchscreen
display with navigation and SYNC® with MyFord Touch®
– Ford’s highly acclaimed voiceactivated
communications and entertainment system – is also available.
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