The tow ratings so far is just pitiful! The current Econoline can tow twice the amount with the V10! I know that the Transit is unibody but still, it can't tow at least 6,000 pounds or so? Look at the lighter Flex at 4,500 pounds and Explorer at 5,000 pounds. I guess Ford would rather give up towing capacity in exchange for the benefits of unibody layout such as fuel economy, safety, etc.
Back to the topic, though, I did have fun playing with the options and such. I was quite surprised to see Ford offer the 12v to 110v inverter as a factory option! I even like the fact that there is even a factory spray-on floor liner as well! I'm glad that they still offer driver-controlled front and rear AC, or the rear heat with AC-prep package, as on the current Econoline. Anyone know if the rear AC is used as a standalone unit in the rear by the rear wheelhouse as on the Econoline? Or is the rear AC actually roof-mounted like on the Sprinter? No info can be found regarding this. Also, I thought that Ford was offering the RV-prep package? Is that only on the Wagon version only? I kinda figured it would be offered on the Cargo so that the owner can customize how the windows can be installed rather than the Wagon version with all windows already chosen. Also, I was surprised to see that the driver side sliding door doesn't seem to be an option as I thought Ford had announced. Perhaps that's only the Wagon option. We shall see.
I usually use Edmunds site which has lots of info and prices like on the NADA site as shown here. But Edmunds does not have any info as of the moment. I'll keep a look out on that site as well as more info in terms of my questions posted earlier in this post. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person when it hit dealer lots even though I'm not in the market for one. I'm also curious how the RV industry is doing with the Transit. Are there some RV companies already planning on using the Transit? All I've heard so far is the Winnebago using the Promaster that was announced and shown months ago. Also, I wonder how soon after the Transit hit the dealer lots would there be companies selling custom accessories for the van? I'm talking of course custom accessories like seats, windows, interior wall panels, flooring, etc.