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More Ford vans set to keep blue oval ahead

17th August 2010 Print
Ford Transit Minibus

The Ford commercial vehicle range continues to develop and build its market-leading position.

Transit Minibus
A new 14-seat Transit Minibus is on sale now from £25,400 with a choice of three 2.4-litre TDCi powertrains ranging from the new 100PS unit with six-speed transmission to the 140PS six-speed. At 3.5 tonnes GVM, this addition to the range means that it can be driven on a category B car licence (on a non hire and reward basis).  This increases the number of minibuses for non category D licence holders to three; a nine-seat shuttle, a 12-seat minibus and a 14-seat minibus. The 17-seat Transit Minibus has a 150kg increase in payload taking it from 4.1 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes.

All models are designed to carry occupants in a safe, spacious and well-equipped interior. The Transit provides a car-like ride and handling experience which aids those who usually drive cars. Standard safety features on a Ford minibus include ABS, ESP, driver and passenger airbag with the latest generation seatbelts that suit both adults and children on 15- and 17-seat models.

Upgrades to the Transit range
From September all rear-wheel-drive Transits from 100PS to 200PS will come with six-speed transmission as standard.

The wider spread of gear ratios on the six-speed transmission means easier initial pull away in first gear, and with reduced stress on the clutch, its life is usefully extended. The new six-speed transmission will also deliver improved mpg and lower CO2 figures.

DAB radio as standard
DAB radio will enable the owner operator to enjoy many stations more clearly, including the favourites for van drivers (5 Live and Talksport). Transit SportVan will be the first medium commercial vehicle to come with DAB radio as standard. DAB radio is a £200 option on all "Limited" series.

More AWD models
Sales of All-wheel-drive (AWD) Transits are steadily growing. Following extensive evaluation on behalf of a number of key fleet customers it is now being extended to the one tonne platform on the 300S. Priced at £24,900.

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Ford Transit Minibus