2016 Ford Transit van is a much-anticipated vehicle mainly because of its commendable capacity to carry cargo. Moreover, unlike many other carmakers, Ford will allow you to customize it to a much higher degree.
Exterior and Interior of the 2016 Ford Transit
The look of the van induces confidence in its ability to transport cargo safely. The box-like appearance provides an overall balanced look. Based on the wheelbases, the van is divided into medium, long and long extended. The uni-body construction has another big advantage. It makes the vehicle weight lesser than what it would be if it were a body-on-frame. Therefore, its ability of picking up speed is definitely better. Like the earlier version, the 2016 model is expected to come in different roof heights – low, medium, and high. The version with long wheelbase will be available in all the roof height options while the long extended version will only have high roof height. If you go for the middle wheelbase then you can have either low or medium roof height.
However, the seating capacity will remain 2 in all of the variations that is, only 1 row for the driver and a passenger. In short, the vehicle will be dedicated to transporting cargo, the space for which in the 2015 model was 487.3 cu. ft. There is LED lighting in the area. The dashboard has a touch screen offering navigation facility.
Engine and Mileage Details
3 engine options are available for this 2016 model, which are 3.7 liter V6FFV, 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 and 3.5 liter I5 diesel. All the engines have their advantages and you will be required to choose the one depending upon your priorities. The FFV (Flex-fuel vehicle) means the engine can run on gasoline, E85 and even on the combination of both. It will give 275 hp with 260lb-ft of torque. The Ecoboost option will give you fuel efficiency and amazing speed pick up even when the cargo load is high. It will offer 310hp with 400lb-ft of torque. Lastly, the diesel engine with 185hp and 350 lb-ft. of torque will incur low operation costs with proper emission control. MPG of the vehicle is 14/city roads and 19/highways.
2016 Ford Transit Price and Release Date
The van will cost between $30,500 and $48,000. It is expected to be launched late 2016 or early 2017.
The van is highly suitable for small business owners who are required to travel with cargo. With its great design and tough exterior, the 2016 Ford Transit should not leave much to be desired.