2016 Ford Transit

Original Transit was introduced 50 years ago. During this long period, we have seen five generations of this full-size van, which is available both as cargo and passengers van. Last year, Ford launched new Transit, which came with many novelties, but what is more important, it is the first Transit that is officially offered in North America. This variant is manufactured in Kansas City, but since this model is offered worldwide, it is also manufactured in Europe and Asia. Since fifth-generation model is still very fresh, 2016 Ford Transit probably won’t come with some bigger modifications. Possible changes could be only some minor design tweaks and some new standard features.

2016 Ford Transit

2016 Ford Transit redesign

Since new model is globally oriented, it is collaboration between Ford Europe and North America departments. New model is designed to meet the demands of various drivers from all over the world. It is based on the Ford’s global D3 platform, which is used for several models like Focus, Fiesta, Fusion and many others. Just like current model, 2016 Ford Transit will be available in several body styles – cargo van, passenger van, chassis cab and cutaway van. It is available with extended wheelbase, higher roof, dual rear wheels etc.  The passengers van model is available in different configurations so it could carry 8, 10, 12 or fifteen passengers. On the other side, cargo space could go up to 487 cubic feet. New-generation model came with completely redesigned interior and 2016 Transit will keep in the same way. Some of the notable features are rear-view camera, MyFord Touch infotainment system, high-quality leather seats etc.

2016 Ford Transit interior

2016 Ford Transit engine

The 2016 Ford Transit will be offered globally so there will be many engines in offer. In North America, this van will be available with two petrol and one diesel engine. The base model will be powered with 3.7 liter V6 petrol engine, which delivers 275 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque (this engine is available in North America only), while the optional petrol engine will be 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost, which is capable 310 horses and 400 lb-ft of max torque. Diesel variant will be powered by 3.2 liter five-cylinder Duratorq (also called Power Stroke I5), which is good for 185 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque. All models will use 6-speed automatic transmission, with only RWD configuration in offer.

2016 Ford Transit side view

2016 Ford Transit release date and price

The 2016 Ford Transit should come late this year. Price is expected to remain in the same range, which is between 30.000 and 50.000 dollars.

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