Ford Announces Transit Courier Details
Ford has announced the exciting new details about its new Transit Courier. The vehicle will be hitting the market within the next few months, and is expected to provide both generous load space and best in class fuel efficiency.
The vehicle will be available in two different body styles, Van and Kombi, and will be perfect for making city deliveries and for providing small businesses the function and load capacity that they need.
The Transit Courier will be available with both diesel and petrol engines. The 95PS 1.6 lire Duratorq TDCi engine is expected to deliver CO2 emissions ratings of 97g/km and mileage of 76.3 mpg, while the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine will deliver 119g/km CO2 and 54.3 mpg, well ahead of its nearest competition. The popular Auto-Start-Stop feature will be available, and customers will also be able to order the vehicle in a 1.5 litre 75PS version.
All versions will come with an extended one-year/20,000 mile service plan, and the overall design had serviceability and convenient repair in mind. Accidents costs have been lowered with the inclusion of a rear bumper that comes in pieces rather than in one, expensive-to-replace format, and it also feature side protection and front and rear lights that are mounted up higher than previously in order to minimize the incidence of damage.
All in all, the Transit Courier has small business owners in mind. It offers 10% more load capacity than others in its category, as well as sliding doors that allow greater loading access and width. The vehicle’s maximum capacity is 660kg, and the format makes it extremely flexible. Among the most innovative features are twin asymmetric rear cargo doors that allow as much as a 158 degree opening angle.
The vehicle also features safety items, with the Kombi version including a comprehensive restraint system for both driver and passenger, as well as side curtain airbags, knee airbags, and second-row seat belt-minders. Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance is available, as well as a Tyre Pressue Monitoring System and Speed Limiters, and standard safety features include Traction Control, Roll-Over Mitigation, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Stability Control.