By Anthony Capkun
(UPDATED March 25, 2013, with Video) March 19, 2013 – At the Work Truck Show 2013, Ford Motor Co. showed off the all-new Transit chassis cab and cutaway models, engineered to tackle a variety of jobs and vocations. The chassis cab features an enclosed passenger compartment and bare frame, ready to accept aftermarket body modules ranging from custom cargo delivery to utility body. Transit cutaway is similar to the chassis cab, but with the rear of the passenger compartment open so it can be paired with specialty body modules. The chassis cab and cutaway will be offered in three wheelbases—138, 156 or 178 inches—and gross vehicle weight ratings from 9000 lb to 10,360 lb.
Transit offers a range of engines, including a standard 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new 3.2-liter Power Stroke Diesel option. Ford will offer the Transit 3.7-liter V6 with a compressed natural gas/liquid propane gas (CNG/LPG) prep kit to assist customers running their vehicles with these fuels. This 3.7-liter V6 is also engineered for performance with E85 flex-fuel capability. (Photo from Work Truck Show 2013 by A. Capkun)