New for the 2021 model year, Ford’s Transit van has been updated with recreational vehicle, Livery and parcel delivery option packages.
Ford’s Livery Package serves the premium transportation market with a ready-made configuration focused on comfort and style. Available for Transit passenger van XLT, it includes 10-way power seats finished in Ebony leather for all passengers, power sliding side door, HID headlamps, full privacy glass and 16-inch silver wheels with exposed lug nuts with black front wheel well liners for both single- and dual-rear-wheel models. Other standard appearance features include body-colored bumpers and chrome grille surround. The full suite of Ford Co-Pilot 360 Technology is standard, including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, Auto High-Beams, reverse/side sensing and rearview camera with trailer hitch assist.
A new Parcel Delivery Package starts with a number of design refinements standard for 2021 Transit that provide improved access to the cargo compartment. The manual parking brake on the floor by the driver’s seat has been replaced in all Transit vans up to 9,500 pounds GVWR by an electronic parking brake, creating a 50% wider clear aisle between the front seats. An optional center console with right-side shifter further improves walkthrough and offers more than 7 inches of additional driver legroom. The overhead shelf is now optional, providing more clearance when standing. The Parcel Delivery Package adds 50/50 hinged rear doors featuring a wide 253-degree opening and full interior lighting to facilitate early morning and late evening deliveries.
July RV shipments were the highest in 40 years, and 46 million Americans say they plan to take an RV trip in the next 12 months, according to the RV Industry Association. Ford is responding to growing demand with appearance updates for the 2021 Transit, including new wheel choices and three new exterior colors that keep their good looks even when covered in campsite dirt. Three new and improved option packages include the updated Transit Motorhome Prep Package for cutaway, the new RV Prep Package for cargo van and a new Adventure Prep Package for cargo or crew van. The Motorhome Prep Package now includes Adaptive Cruise Control for added confidence on long trips. Customers can also choose an available new economy-rated version of the popular 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine designed to support high frontal area conversions like larger motorhomes.
“With many Americans working from home and practicing social distancing during the pandemic, the popularity of recreational vehicles has soared at the same time package delivery has seen incredible growth,” says Tiffany Chang, Ford fleet brand strategy manager. “Our new 2021 Transit options help people design the recreational vehicles of their dreams and help enable our commercial customers to more efficiently deliver goods and services across the country.”
Source: Ford Motor Company