It may be compact, but with a load area of 2.3 cubic metres you get 10% more load volume than other vehicles in the same class. Behind the full bulkhead, there’s room for a Europallet and a generous 600kg payload capacity. Ingenious features help protect both your cargo and your vehicle from the rigours of working life. And because the van is built to tough commercial vehicle standards it’s not only made to last, but designed to minimise cost of ownership.
The New Transit Courier is available with a range of bulkheads that divide the passenger cabin from the load space. When the optional folding mesh bulkhead is combined with the fold-and-dive passenger seat, you can load items up to 2.59 metres long through the rear doors and into the cabin.
Intelligent design in the New Transit Courier provides impressive load space in all three dimensions: length, width and height. The 1,620-mm load floor provides 2.3 cubic metres of carrying capacity. And with the standard bulkhead fitted, the sliding side door opens to reveal a wide 453 mm aperture allowing loads to be put in with ease.
Cruise Control lets you set a speed then maintains it until you brake or accelerate. Via toggles on the steering wheel you can also adjust your speed while you’re driving.
In addition, the Adjustable Speed Limiter device helps you drive within a pre-set limit that you select. Not only does it help you to save fuel, the system can minimise the likelihood of you exceeding the speed limit too. As well as their practical benefits, both technologies can make long motorway journeys more relaxing.
New Transit Courier 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.
Ford SYNC 3 is an advanced system that enables you to stay connected and control your phone, music and navigation system. Choose either voice commands or the 6” colour touchscreen with pinch-and-swipe gestures for intuitive navigation. Live Traffic can help you avoid the jams. You can even call up a list of local restaurants simply by saying “I’m hungry”.
Electronic Stability Control and an advanced Traction Control System constantly monitor your vehicle’s progress. They sense when the vehicle is losing grip and automatically apply a braking pulse to individual wheels, helping to stabilise it. This ensures you have the best possible grip, performance and stability when you need it most.
The new Transit Courier is available with an optional perimeter alarm system, which is set off if the doors or bonnet are opened by force. A more sophisticated Thatcham Category 1 alarm system is also available. This automatically arms itself when you lock the vehicle and a powerful alarm sounds if triggered by forced entry, the vehicle being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside.
A battery back-up sounder is an additional, secondary alarm system that comes with the Thatcham alarm option. This sounds a siren when the alarm is triggered and because it has its own built-in power source, will activate even if someone disconnects the main vehicle battery.
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution combine to ensure that your braking is effective. Emergency Brake Assist also helps your vehicle achieve maximum braking effectiveness in an emergency situation. It’s controlled automatically via the Electronic Stability Control system, which senses how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increases it, if necessary. And if you brake heavily, the emergency brake light system flashes the brake lights to warn other drivers.