I thought that I would start a thread that goes over all the awesome things that Ford did right with its newest Transit model. Feel free to add to the list or disagree with me.
The Ford Transit improves upon its previous incarnation with a more car-like interior. This means that the driving position of the Transit is more comfortable, and other things, like larger side-door openings, have also been improved. A larger windscreen makes for better visibility as well. All this makes for a cargo van that is easy and comfortable to drive -- a huge plus in my opinion.
Ford is able to claim a host of of best-in-class features with its new Transit model. The Ford Transit has best-in-class cost-of-ownership and load carrying capacity.Compared to the last Transit model, the new Transit can carry ten percent more load volume on average, topping out at 15.1 cubic meters.
Another category where the Transit is best in its class is fuel efficiency. The most fuel efficient Transit would be the Econetic model which delivers a combined fuel economy rating of 6.4 L/100 km, or 44 mpg. That's 6 per cent lower than the Econetic version of the outgoing Transit. Another factor in the Transit's excellent fuel economy is its incorporation of a start/stop feature.
Ford is also confident in the Transit as can be concluded from its extended two-year/50,000km service intervals, with the time required for scheduled maintenance over 150,000 km cut from 5.4 to 4.2 hours over the outgoing model.
As one writer puts it:
Does this all sound right to you? Anything you'd like to add? Any problems that you have experienced?The Ford Transit range really is now very comprehensive. And Ford’s flagship Transit model is once again setting some important new standards in its class. It has cut running costs, can shift bigger loads, as well as pioneering some good new technologies. It drives really well and Ford has delivered a comfortable cab, that is very car-like. It has to be on every fleet manager’s very short list, and small and medium businesses and owner operators should also check out the new Transit.