Ford Transit Courier Debuts at CV Show
The 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show was the place to be if you wanted to be one of the first to see Ford’s newest edition, the Transit Courier. This vehicle is the last in the line-up of four Transit vehicles, including Transit Custom and it is Ford’s hope that this vehicle will end up boosting their already successful sales volume by as much as fifty percent in the next three years.
The Transit Courier is built on Ford’s popular B-platform, the same that is used in the manufacture of the Fiesta and B-Max, and it will be able to carry up to 660 kg. The standard steel bulkhead is able to be upgraded to one that folds, allowing the passenger seat to fold down and provide additional cargo room. Available engines are 1.5-litre 73bhp and 1.6-litre 93bhp Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, and the 1.0-litre 98bhp EcoBoost petrol engine. Auto Stop/Start will be offered on all units.
The vehicle, which will feature the new, sleek headlights along with many of the lines that Ford is best known for, will not be available for purchase until next spring, but its available Ford SYNC set up is already generating a good deal of excitement and buzz, as is the standard voice-activated in-car connectivity system that will allow users much greater connectivity and flexibility.
Ford’s expectation for the four-vehicle line-up of Transits is for sales to exceed 400,000 units over the next three years. If they’re right, that means that you can expect to start seeing their newest rolling around almost as soon as they hit the showrooms next year.