By Anthony Capkun
December 10, 2014 – The 2015 full-size Ford Transit will be offered in three body lengths, two wheelbases and three roof heights, and in van, wagon, chassis cab and cutaway body styles.
“We’re going from an exclusively gasoline engine lineup of two V8s and a V10 in E-Series to offering customers a standard 3.7L V6—the same 3.5L EcoBoost proven in Ford F-150—and an all-new 3.2L Power Stroke diesel option,” said John Ruppert of Ford.
Ford will offer Transit’s 3.7L V6 with a compressed natural gas/liquid propane gas prep kit (the 3.7L V6 is also engineered with E85 flex-fuel capability).
The high-roof van features 81.5 in. of interior cargo height; the medium-roof model can accommodate up to 72 in. of cargo height while the low-roof model has almost 56 in. of cargo height. Transit provides up to 487.3 cf of cargo capacity—nearly 80% more space than the largest E-Series—and more than twice the volume of today’s standard E-Series.
Transit’s rear cargo doors can open up to 270º for loading and unloading, and the interior has been developed for easily upfitting racks, bins, shelving and other cargo storage and hauling solutions. The vehicle is built at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant.