Ford Transit boosts towing capacity

Ford Transit has been updated with new tech and customisation.

The Ford Transit has been upgraded with infotainment and Driver Assist Technology, adding to its practicality and cargo-carrying smarts.

Upgrades for the world’s best-selling cargo van will be available for all MY2024.75 models and are designed to help businesses do more with their vehicles, and optimise their operations.

The headline change is an increase to the maximum braked towing capacity and Gross Combined Mass (GCM) for all load-hauling models (bar E-Transit), along with minor increases to payload figures.

The 350L FWD Transit now has a maximum braked towing capacity1 of 2750kg, and GCM of 6000kg, an increase of 950kg and 1750kg respectively.

Meanwhile, 350L RWD models now boast 3500kg of maximum braked towing capacity, and a 7000kg GCM, increases of 750kg and 900kg compared to the outgoing models.

Dual-wheel 430E Transits in both van and cab-chassis bodies now also have 3500kg towing1 and 7000kg GCM, up 1100kg and 900kg on the current models.

A new 8F57 eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the six-speed auto as standard for the front-drive 350L LWB Transit van, offering a smoother driving experience and enhanced efficiency.

This transmission also moves from a traditional gear lever in favour of a more modern rotary gear selector, which adds to the cabin’s sense of space and ease of use.

Also in the cabin drivers can appreciate a new 8-inch semi-digital cluster, providing a modern and sleek cockpit design that allows for quick access to important vehicle data.

Additionally, previously exclusive to the E-Transit, all single rear-wheel variants now come equipped with an electronic park brake, freeing up cabin space which saves time for delivery drivers who frequently enter and exit their vehicles.

All MY2024.75 models have Push Button Start.

All Transit variants also gain a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System as a standard feature while all Van and Bus models now have a 360 Degree Camera system to make parking and manoeuvring in tight spaces easier.

By providing a bird’s-eye view on the SYNC screen, drivers can navigate challenging spaces with confidence.

Cab chassis versions of the updated Transit now feature front fog lamps and front parking sensors, adding to the already standard rear parking camera.

Ford’s commitment to providing businesses with the latest technology for business owners means the updated Transit is fitted with the latest 5G Embedded Modem, compatible with FordPass, giving customers faster connectivity in 5G connected areas.

There are minor visual changes that identify the updated Transit, with new black badges and a simplified Blue Oval design demarcating the exterior design.

The 2.0L EcoBlue Diesel, with 121kW of power and 390Nm of torque, paired with the 10R80 automatic transmission, is available for rear-wheel drive models.

The new 8F57 8-speed transmission is now offered for the front-wheel drive 350L variant, replacing the six-speed automatic. All variants are offered exclusively with an automatic transmission.

Additionally, the E-Transit offers 198kW and 430Nm, making it the most powerful Transit currently available.

The 2024 Transit range will include the 350L LWB FWD Van; 350L LWB RWD Van; 430E (Dual Rear Wheel) ELWB RWD Van; 420L RWD E-Transit Van;;430E RWD Single Cab Chassis; and 410L RWD 12 seat Bus.

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