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Ford Transit – backbone of your business

 

The Ford Transit range has been designed to deal with a multitude of urban transport needs. Customers and drivers will find their ideal fit, whether they need to transport people, tools and equipment, or heavy loads.Ford Transit – backbone of your business

Originally introduced two years ago, The Ford Transit line-up includes the Transit Panel Van, Transit Chassis Single Cab and the recently launched Transit Connect Panel Van.

The large Transit Panel Van can accommodate up to 14,8m3, while the Transit Chassis Cab, in either medium wheelbase or extra-long wheelbase, can offer customisable options for businesses up to gross payloads of 1,6 ton and 2,7 tons respectively.

“Ford has grown from strength to strength over the last few years…”

The Ford Transit in the work place“We recognised the need to offer business customers a versatile range of vehicles for their fleet requirements and these models were the start of our aggressive expansion into the commercial vehicle market,” said Dawid van der Merwe, Fleet Operations Manager at FMCSA.

“Ford has grown from strength to strength over the last few years. While we established our solid reputation on our car and bakkie ranges, we have demonstrated we are able to also offer excellent products to our business customers,” van der Merwe added.

In a lighter weight category, but no less important, is the recently introduced the Ford Transit Connect, part of the next generation of Ford Commercial Vehicles to carry the Ford Transit nameplate.

The Ford Transit Connect, which was voted International Van of the Year 2014, is joined by a Tourneo passenger-carrying variant that features Ford’s award-winning EcoBoost engines.

The Ford Transit Connect offers small business owners a powerful and efficient 1,6-litre TDCi engine mated to a six speed manual transmission.

The Transit Connect offers small business owners a powerful and efficient 1,6-litre TDCi engine mated to a six speed manual transmission. The versatile turbo-diesel engine demonstrates Ford’s ECOnetic Technology with fuel-saving features such as an ECO mode, a Shift Indicator Light and a lightweight Electric Power Assisted Steering system.

It also offers the customer enough power and torque to deliver exceptional fuel economy – up to 4,8 l/100km!

A high level of standard safety equipment includes:

  • A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Anti-Locking Brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Traction Control
  • Load Adaptive Control
  • and a standard driver airbag (with an optional passenger bag), which allows for the transport of both people and goods with complete confidence.

The Ford Transit Connect van also offers a car-like cabin designed around the idea of the ‘mobile office’

The Ford Transit Connect van also offers a car-like cabin designed around the idea of the ‘mobile office’, along with a load space that is up to 3,4m long and is able to carry two Euro pallets.

Ford Transit models boast modern technologies such:

  • parking sensors
  • reverse cameras
  • standard Bluetooth and Ford’s award-winning SYNC voice control system that allows for the integration of your smartphone’s features with the van’s media interface

The entire Ford Transit range is available at Ford’s specialist commercial vehicle dealerships, which will assist business owners and fleet managers alike with the right Transit to fit their particular needs.

 
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Tristan Wiggill
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