After a long wait, Ford Philippines has finally brought in its 15-seater minibus, the 7th-generation Ford Transit.
Since it was launched in 1965, the Ford Transit has set the benchmark for commercial vehicles for its capacity, power, and performance. While introduced first in Europe, the Transit has made its way across other continents and countries over the past few years, even garnering several awards for its fuel efficiency, design, and value.
To date, Ford has produced over seven (7) million units of the Transit across the world with a constantly evolving design to keep up with the demands of enterprise customers.
“Given its global success in boosting productivity for businesses, we at Ford are excited to bring the all-new Transit with the continued growth of the light commercial bus and van segment (LCBV) in the Philippines. The all-new Transit offers a unique appeal to businesses and relevant sectors and is poised to help drive productivity and business growth,” said PK Umashankar, managing director, Ford Philippines.
The all-new Transit offers work-ready performance capability to bring maximum productivity for any business’ transportation and mobility needs. Powered by Ford’s 2.2L Duratorq Diesel engine, the Transit promises 133 HP of power and 385 Nm of torque. It is paired with a 6-speed Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) manual transmission, meeting performance demands while remaining fuel-efficient.
The all-new Transit is huge! It measures 5,981mm long, 2,474mm wide, and 2,517mm tall and is classified as a Class 2 vehicle when entering our tollways. Stock configuration seats three up front and 12 at the back, each with its own headrests and 3-point seat belts. The spacious interior allows for 21 stowage bins, 12 cup holders, and multiple power sockets. These features make the Transit a comfortable and capable mover, having a high carrying capacity for passengers or cargo load.
Safe and Convenient Features
For maximum convenience, comfort, and driver stress prevention, the all-new Transit comes with a rearview camera, extra-wide doors, rear cargo doors with 180-degree opening capacity, easy clean non-slip rubber flooring, power side step, power-folding side mirrors, hill launch assist, and load stabilization. It also comes with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), as well as an escape hatch for emergency situations.
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Bold and utilitarian are distinctive traits of the all-new Transit’s exterior design, allowing it to suit daily business operations while conveying a strong and commanding road presence.
It is fitted with a three-bar grille, halogen reflector headlamps with daytime running lights, fog lamps, steel wheels with hub cabs, black bumpers and side moldings, and rear bumper with an integrated step.
Similar to recently launched Ford vehicles in the country, the Transit only requires a once-a-year scheduled service interval, allowing for less downtime and better ownership experience. As a special offer, all customers who purchase a unit this year get a 5-year scheduled service maintenance plan for free to further boost the growth and productivity of business customers.
Colors, Pricing, and Availability
There is currently only one variant of the all-new Transit available locally, and it retails for Php 2,300,000. Available colors include Frozen White, Moondust Silver, and Magnetic Metallic.
For more information about Ford in the Philippines, visit www.Ford.com.ph.