Ford’s new Transit Courier van makes its global debut at the 2013 Birmingham CV Show as the company presents its complete line-up of four next-generation Transit commercial vehicles for the first time.
The all-new Transit Courier marks a significant development for the Transit range, expanding the nameplate into the compact van segment for the first time.
Derived from the Fiesta but larger than the Fiesta van, the Transit Courier has a load volume of 2.3cu m (SAE) with standard full bulkhead within an overall length of 4.16 metres, and offers the agile handling and manoeuvrability of a compact vehicle.
“Ford has now completely transformed its commercial vehicle line-up, with four all-new, class-leading Transits for European customers,” said Barb Samardzich, vice-president of product development, Ford of Europe. “With the all-new Transit range, we expect sales to grow to 400,000 units per year by 2016, well over 50 per cent more than we sell today.”
The Transit Courier will be available with highly-efficient diesel and petrol engines that target best-in-class fuel economy, and offer Auto-Start-Stop on all units. Customers can choose between the 1.5-litre 75bhp and 1.6-litre 95bhp Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, and the 1.0-litre 100bhp EcoBoost petrol engine.
The Transit Courier goes on sale in spring 2014, when all four new Transit models will be available in European showrooms. The line-up will also include the new high-roof version of the Transit Custom that is also revealed for the first time in Birmingham.