Ford has revealed updates to its Transit, which sees the large van benefit from new driver assistance features and additional connected services.
Though only introduced a couple of years ago, Ford is upgrading the model in-line with the brand’s new electric E-Transit – its first electric commercial vehicle.
Focussing on increased safety and technology, all Transit models from spring 2022 production onwards in Trend, Trail and Limited specifications will come with pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, autonomous emergency braking and lane keep assist. Ford says it will mean that 60 per cent of new Transits will come with the features.
In addition, Ford is introducing a range of new optional safety assists that operators can choose. Highlights include Reverse Brake Assist, which can slam on the anchors to avoid rear collisions with objects or other road users. A new 360-degree camera can give a birds-eye view of surroundings too, while a cool new feature is a digital display in the rear view mirror that aims to improve rear visibility.
Alongside safety, top-spec Transit Limited models will benefit from a new large 12-inch touchscreen that uses Ford’s latest ‘Sync 4’ software. Said to have twice the operating power of the previous system, it allows for features like over-the-air updates, along with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an enhanced voice recognition system and internet-based traffic, weather and parking updates.
Elsewhere, mid-spec Transit Trend models now benefit from additional standard kit in the form of a heated windscreen and automatic lights and wipers.
Making its debut at this week’s Commercial Vehicle Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham, the new Transit is set to be available to order before the end of the year.Enquire on a new Ford Transit