Ford releases new Transit variants
Ford UK has revealed new rugged and rough-road-capable Trail and Active variants for the Transit and Tourneo ranges.
The new Transit Trail and Transit Custom Trail models have been created to thrive in tougher working environments, with the enhanced traction of a new mechanical limited-slip differential (mLSD) on front-wheel drive Transit and Transit Custom variants, and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive on Transit.
Exclusive exterior and interior upgrades further ensure the Transit Trail and Transit Custom Trail are equipped to deliver comfort and capability in challenging conditions, all without compromising practicality.
Hans Schep, general manager of Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe said, “The Active and Trail models demonstrate how versatile and capable the Transit range can be. From businesses that operate off the beaten track to families who want a vehicle as adventurous as they are, there is a Transit to suit every need.”
Transit Trail is also available with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive for optimized off-the-road driving. The technology develops the base rear-wheel drive configuration by sending up to 50 percent of engine torque to the front axle based on available grip in response to changing road surfaces and driver inputs.
A new Transit and Tourneo Custom Active model includes rough SUV styling and an improved practicality with exclusive design quality and an enhances specification. This presents more space and load carrying capacity to allow a courageous way of life.
Active models are distinguished by an SUV-inspired exterior, including:
- Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
- Signature Active mesh grille
- Additional cladding on the wheel arches, body sides, rear bumper and mirror caps
- Standard roof rails
A full-width Active decal at the rear is harmonized by Active badges on each wing. For users that require more capability in more demanding driving conditions and it can also be specified with the mLSD. It also benefits from a unique interior specification, with unique part-leather seat trim, and the addition of a blue instrument panel accent for Tourneo Custom Active. The flexible seats can move to give passengers more room or increase luggage space, increased further in the long wheelbase variant. The seats can also be reversed to create a conference seating layout or removed entirely for more luggage space. The seat mounting points can then be used to mount in-vehicle racks to carry bicycles more safely.
Active series are available with power outputs of 128 hp, 167 hp and 182 hp depending on model and specification. Automatic and manual gearboxes are available across the range, with the optional mLSD available on manual vehicles. Customers may choose from a wide range of variants and body styles to find a vehicle that best suits their needs and lifestyle including:
- Tourneo Custom Active in SWB and LWB, seating up to eight people including driver
- Transit Custom Active panel van in SWB and LWB, with 3,000 kg GVM
- Transit Custom Active double-cab-in-van in SWB and LWB, with 3,200 kg GVM
Photos from Ford