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2017 Ford Transit announcement

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2017 Ford Transit Features: Walk-through center console and power running board options added for Ford Transit for 2017 model year in response to fleet customer feedback

INDIANAPOLIS, March 1, 2016 – Ford, America’s commercial van leader, is introducing enhancements across its van lineup for the 2017 model year that are designed to make the vehicles trusted by fleet and small business customers even more flexible.
Offering a choice of 64 configurations, up from 58 in the previous model year, Ford Transit’s best-in-class flexibility has helped it become America’s best-selling commercial van. Now, new optional features – from low-profile center consoles to power running boards – are available to help customers tailor Transit even closer to their business needs.
Some of the newly available configurations include Transit 350 regular-wheelbase van – and chassis cab and cutaway – with single rear wheel and 9,500-pound GVWR. The 3.7-liter engine will now be standard on dual-rear wheel van and wagon models, lowering the base price and providing the option of CNG or LPG capability.


Enhanced interior ergonomics and utility for new Transit
2017 Ford Transit is updated with a number of interior changes driven by fleet customer feedback. A low-profile center console option is available on all Transit variants for delivery drivers and others who want easier access to walk from the cab into the back of the vehicle. The feature also makes it easier for fleets to install computer equipment in the center console area.
“Walk-through center consoles are just one enhancement we are adding in response to real-world driver input,” says Yaro Hetman, brand manager, Ford Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series. “Fleet customers tell us they love Transit, and we are making it even better for the 2017 model year.”
Heated driver and front passenger leather and cloth seats are available, and 10-way power-adjustable seats can be ordered in cloth on all Transit variants.
High-capacity upfitter switches are available across the Transit lineup. The switches are enhanced with two increased amperage outputs, two battery hot outputs and two un-switched outputs. The output connector has been moved to an easy-access location behind the glove box in response to upfitter requests.
The available high-capacity upfitter switch upgrade includes a heavy-duty alternator, auxiliary fuse box, modified vehicle wiring system, dual heavy-duty batteries and a new interface connector that provides read-only CAN access in addition to a variety of signals useful to upfitters – including power supply, engine start, engine run, stop lamp, door ajar, turn indicators, vehicle speed and handbrake engagement.
For 2017, Transit’s base audio system is enhanced to include four speakers with a tweeter and woofer.
A rearview mirror is available for Transit cutaway models.
LED lighting is enhanced and made standard in Transit vans for better cargo area visibility while loading and unloading. A 12-volt powerpoint in the D-pillar is standard on vans for powering equipment like cordless tool batteries.


Power running board among exterior changes for Transit
A passenger-side power running board is available for Transit wagons and vans without dual sliding side doors; the running board also has been widened.
Transit cutaway and chassis cab now can be ordered from the factory configured so upfitters can easily activate the rear stop lamp and rear turn signal to operate independently. This modification is common for certain vocational uses like ambulances and school buses, and separating the light functionality on Transit vehicles used to require a trip to a Ford dealer to reconfigure the Body Control Module.
Easy-to-clean styled aluminum-alloy wheels with locking lug nuts are now available for all Transit variants with GVWRs less than 9,500 pounds. Molded wheel well liners for the front wheels are available as well.
White Gold Metallic paint replaces Lunar Sky Metallic for the new model year.
Customers can begin ordering their 2017 Transit online starting April 4, with availability at Ford dealerships in September.
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Highlights:

  • A low-profile center console option is available on all Transit variants
  • Heated driver and front passenger leather and cloth seats are available, and 10-way power-adjustable seats can be ordered in cloth on all Transit variants.
  • High-capacity upfitter switches are enhanced with two increased amperage outputs, two battery hot outputs and two un-switched outputs.
  • The output connector has been moved to an easy-access location behind the glove box in response to upfitter requests.
  • Transit’s base audio system is enhanced to include four speakers with a tweeter and woofer.
  • A passenger-side power running board is available for Transit wagons and vans without dual sliding side doors; the running board also has been widened.
  • White Gold Metallic paint replaces Lunar Sky Metallic for the new model year.
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Highlights:

  • A low-profile center console option is available on all Transit variants
  • Heated driver and front passenger leather and cloth seats are available, and 10-way power-adjustable seats can be ordered in cloth on all Transit variants.
  • High-capacity upfitter switches are enhanced with two increased amperage outputs, two battery hot outputs and two un-switched outputs.
  • The output connector has been moved to an easy-access location behind the glove box in response to upfitter requests.
  • Transit’s base audio system is enhanced to include four speakers with a tweeter and woofer.
  • A passenger-side power running board is available for Transit wagons and vans without dual sliding side doors; the running board also has been widened.
  • White Gold Metallic paint replaces Lunar Sky Metallic for the new model year.

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Thanks for the info.

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Also forgot to highlight CNG and LPG capability


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Thanks for the info. Decision made, I will be placing my order for a 2017. I was hoping for the heated seats, that is worth it for me over the 2016.

This is cool too, I will definitely use this. A 12-volt powerpoint in the D-pillar is standard on vans for powering equipment like cordless tool batteries.

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The 12-volt power point was an available option on the '16s as well, though I don't think it was on Ford's build-it page. One of a number of really nice smaller options you had to know about separately. (The Order Guide is really handy for that.)

Definitely some nice improvements for '17, but I'll be happy with my '16 once it arrives! The one thing I'd really like is the console change so it's easier to walk to the back. (Now if they'd just move / lower the parking brake to make swiveling the drivers seat easier...)
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Serendipity. I just finished going over the 2016 ordering guide and making my list, then I clicked on the forum and saw this. Several nice improvements.
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I wonder what those smooth alloy wheels are going to look like? Looks like no 4x4, or crew cab options.

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At least Ford is listening and moving in the right direction.

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Great news for the E-Series also -- for those wanting a little more size than Transit can deliver. Adding the 6.2-L V8 as an option to old V10 is a great upgrade which should improve Class C motorhomes. Reportedly more power and greater fuel economy -- not a bad combination. It does look like Ford is moving in right direction.


Back to Transit ..... I would like more information on new console that makes it easier for driver to get to back of van. Ford initially dropped the ball on that. It's hard to figure out why outsiders needed to tell them that was important.
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