New Transit Chassis Cab

NEW FORD TRANSIT CHASSIS CAB

The New Ford Transit Chassis Cab is the ultimate in Transit flexibility. The van can be tailored to suit your specific business needs, whether you need a flat-bed, tipper, refrigerated vehicle, or almost anything else. Whatever your demands, this is the toughest, most dependable and most durable Transit Chassis Cab ever.

A more intelligent cruise control

Set your own pace with Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control. The system can identify the prevailing speed limit and automatically maintain your selected speed within the limit detected. Advanced radar technology scans for slower traffic in front of you, and can automatically adjust your speed to maintain a pre-set gap from the vehicle ahead. When the traffic has cleared, your vehicle will resume its pre-selected speed.

Ford EcoBlue TDCi engines

Featuring a range of advanced 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engines, the New Transit Chassis Cab is more powerful and more efficient than ever. With four powertrains available, offering up to 185 PS of horsepower, you’re guaranteed to find the one that best meets your specific needs.

A system that can help protect pedestrians

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses RADAR and camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a collision risk with a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is detected, it’ll then provide you with a warning. If you don’t respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of, or even eliminate, some frontal collisions. Emergency Brake Assist helps your vehicle achieve maximum braking effectiveness in an emergency situation. The system senses how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increases it, if necessary.

Automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights

Highly efficient Bi-Xenon headlights produce a bright natural light with a precise pattern. They can also sense when it is dark and will automatically adjust to various driving conditions to offer the optimal light pattern. A useful night-driving aid, Auto High Beam temporarily dips your headlights when it detects oncoming traffic or a vehicle ahead, stopping you dazzling other drivers. It then automatically reverts back to high beam, giving you maximum visibility.

Extra control during hill starts

Hill Start Assist temporarily stops you rolling backwards or forwards when making a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2-3 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. It’s also useful when you’re stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.

​Side Wind Stabilisation

Helps the driver to stay in lane in strong, gusty conditions by using the Electronic Stability Control system to sense when the vehicle is being affected by crosswinds.

A system that entertains and informs

A wide range of advanced in-car entertainment and information options includes DAB radio, CD player, USB port, premium speakers, navigation and Ford SYNC with voice control.

Wipers that automatically adjust to the rain

Rain-sensing wipers spring into action when they detect moisture on your windscreen, then adjust their speed to deal with whatever the weather throws at you. You can even choose from several sensitivity levels that determine how much moisture can build up before the wipers activate.

A 6-speed transmission saves on fuel

The New Transit Chassis Cab is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, making it more economical and efficient. Once you reach a high enough speed, just slip your van into 6th gear and save on fuel while you’re cruising along. You’ll find the gear changes are smooth and quick too.

Helping you drive more efficiently

The innovative Ford EcoGuide system continually assesses the effects of your driving behaviour on your fuel consumption. The system analyses your speed, gear shifting, braking and anticipation levels, plus the number of short and long journeys you make. EcoGuide then feeds this information back to you via a display on the dashboard. The aim is to encourage you to drive more efficiently, reduce fuel consumption and save you money over the life of the vehicle.

Use less fuel with Auto-Start-Stop

When you stop at traffic lights or your vehicle is idling in a queue, this technology can automatically switch off the engine. When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, or release the brake on an automatic, and the system restarts. Auto Start-Stop is particularly effective in town and city streets, where it can cut fuel consumption by up to 10%.

Maximum grip with minimum effort

An advanced Traction Control System eliminates excessive wheelspin and gives you the best possible grip, performance and stability, just when you need it most. The system constantly monitors and adjusts the power delivered to the vehicle’s individual wheels ensuring maximum contact and grip when you’re accelerating.

Keeping your trailer safely in line

Trailer Sway Control detects ‘snaking’ or trailer sway and reduces your vehicle’s speed to help solve the problem, making towing more controlled. The system slows the vehicle down by reducing the engine’s torque and gradually increasing the brake pressure on all wheels.

Protecting and securing your Transit from thieves

A Thatcham Category 1 alarm is a sophisticated system that automatically arms itself when you double-lock the vehicle and will sound a powerful alarm if triggered by forced entry, the vehicle being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside. The technology is also designed to help prevent unwanted towing of the vehicle. All door locks on the new Transit Chassis Cab are protected by anti-tamper shielding designed to prevent them being broken by force. And with remote control central door locking now more secure than ever, you choose which individual doors to lock and unlock.

Power Sockets

As well as two 12V power sockets, you can specify an optional 150 Watt/230V socket located between the driver’s and passengers’ seats: ideal for charging tools, laptops or other equipment without the need for special adaptors.

Towing ability

Transit Chassis Cab delivers outstanding payload and towing capability. The 350HD and 470 versions, with high-rated suspension and 7,000 kg Gross Train Mass, can pull up to 3.5 tonnes of braked trailer load, when properly equipped.

Go hands-free with SYNC 3

SYNC 3 is our most advanced version to date. It’s faster and easier to use, with enhanced voice commands and even more functionality. The new interface has larger buttons for improved usability, and the colour Touchscreen now features pinch-and-swipe gestures found on smartphones and tablets for even more intuitive navigation. SYNC 3 also features AppLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, to display your smartphone’s information on the touchscreen.

Chassis features

  • Flat, strong ladder-frame enables a wide range of body conversions to be fitted
  • Four Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) variants, from 3,100 kg to 4,700 kg
  • 350HD (Heavy Duty) version available for operators requiring greater trailer plate loading flexibility from a 3,500 kg GVM; 7,000 kg GTM vehicle
  • Wheelbase and overhang dimensions suitable for industry-standard or non-standard body sizes
  • Standard-width door mirrors accommodate body sizes up to 2,170 mm. Wide-body mirrors are available for bodies up to the legal maximum of 2,438 mm.
  • Robust inverted closed ‘top hat’ section pressed high tensile steel frame (double ‘top hat’ for 350HD and 470 models)
  • Integral body mounting points and bolt-on rear frame overhangs, where required
  • Bolted closing member allows chassis length to be customised without welding
  • Higher centre of gravity suspension as standard, to cope with large bodywork
  • Electrical connections for additional exterior lighting, where required
  • Side exit exhaust

In the driving seat

The driving seat is fully adjustable, along with the steering wheel (both for rake and reach), so you can find your ideal driving position. There’s a built-in armrest too, while adjustable lumbar support, heated seats and a power adjustable driver’s seat are options. In fact, while providing commercial vehicle standards of durability, the seats are designed to be as comfortable as those you’d find in a car.

Transit conversions and improved payload

  • Flat, strong ladder-frame enables a wide range of body conversions to be fitted
  • Bolted closing member allows chassis length to be customised without welding
  • Higher centre of gravity suspension as standard, to cope with large bodywork

Bodystyles and up to 7 person capacity

Single Cab, Double Cab, or Skeletal Chassis Cab - L1 through to L5 (Short, Medium, Long, Extended Frame and Extra Long): room for up to seven people in the Double Cab: choose a Transit Chassis Cab and you can configure a vehicle that’s almost custom built for your business.

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