Ford continues to improve commercial vehicle range

Ford is continuing to build on its current commercial vehicle range with upgrades to the Transit range and a new Minibus model.

A new 14-seat Transit Minibus is on sale now from £25,400 with a choice of three 2.4-litre TDCi powertrains ranging from the new 100PS unit with six-speed transmission to the 140PS six-speed. At 3.5 tonnes GVM, this addition to the range means that it can be driven on a category B car licence (on a non hire and reward basis). 

This increases the number of minibuses for non category D licence holders to three; a nine-seat shuttle, a 12-seat minibus and a 14-seat minibus. The 17-seat Transit Minibus has a 150kg increase in payload taking it from 4.1 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes.

Standard safety features on a Ford minibus include ABS, ESP, driver and passenger airbag with the latest generation seatbelts that suit both adults and children on 15- and 17-seat models.

Further upgrades to the Ford Transit range include all rear-wheel-drive from 100PS to 200PS will come with six-speed transmission as standard available from September. The new six-speed transmission will also deliver improved mpg and lower CO2 figures.

Transit SportVan will be the first medium commercial vehicle to come with DAB radio as standard. DAB radio is a £200 option on all "Limited" series.

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