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I have been wondering when Ford would update the Transit van. I know that CEO Hackett had been talking about the commercial vans at the meeting last month he held and said that there would be all-new Transit van coming soon. I thought he meant that the big Transit would be fully-redesigned but I think he meant all new as in the full lineup of Transit series vans were being refreshed/new. But I'm glad to see the big van getting some revised styling as well as the addition of the 10-speed auto transmission. I wonder if the 3.5L EB V6 will be the 2nd generation version like the 2017 F-150 with the Dual Injection system? I'm sure it will still be detuned as compared to the F-150 for longevity as is the case with engines in commercial vehicles. I'm sure the 3.5L V6 will be replaced with the F-150's 3.3L V6 but detuned. I doubt any changes made to the 3.2L PowerStroke diesel I5 unless for emissions purposes, etc. but surely the 10-speed auto would be applied to that one. We shall all see and I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks and what all it will have.

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I'm sure it's mostly substantive updates rather than cosmetic ones. If this is a prototype than it looks like the grille and front bumper are the only visual updates. Interior may get a revised center stack with that floating screen design
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This has been a great success for Ford. I am seeing lots of these for HVAC and plumbing companies.
I still see the E-Series chasis modified for using as a short bus for retirement centers/adult daycare transport.

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New 2-tonne Transit improves productivity for businesses with fuel efficiency improved by up to 7 per cent and advanced new connectivity features

Segment-first diesel mild hybrid (mHEV) powertrain option further improves fuel efficiency by up to 8 per cent in stop-start urban applications

New powertrain offering includes upgraded 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel with more powerful 185 PS variant, plus efficient new 10-speed automatic transmission for rear-wheel drive models

On-sale from mid-2019, new Transit features smart new front-end design, all-new interior with enhanced stowage, and new driver assistance tech to make working days less stressful




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Minor update but I do like the new grille better.
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Looks pretty good. Was wondering if would get the new 2.0 diesel to replace the 3.2
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Is the USA getting the same facelift and updates?
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Ford reveals production version of new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) for the first time, at IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany

Advanced PHEV powertrain targets 50 km (31 mile) zero-emissions range, or 500 km (310 mile) total range using award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine as a range extender
First PHEV in segment delivers high productivity with no range anxiety; retains load volume and 1-tonne payload capability of diesel-powered van

Enhanced Transit Custom range announced with upgraded 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel with more powerful 185 PS variant, and segment-first mild hybrid powertrain option
Hannover CV Show also marks debut for dynamic new Transit Connect Sport Van with exterior styling kit, signature bonnet stripes and Dark Stainless alloy wheels



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This vehicle and the F-Series pick up are the source of almost all Fordīs profits .

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