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The largest minibus of Ford

Ford launched its greatest minibus up until today for Europe. The new Transit Minibus has up to 18 seats and provides improved fuel economy, comfort and safety. The extensive range of the Transit Minibus, which also includes a 15 seat and 12 seat model, has improved fuel efficiency by 6% compared with the previous model. The last diesel 2.2 L engine consumes 7,4 lt/100 km with CO2 emissions of 196 g/km in all models. Characterized by extremely low levels of contaminants, the HDT Stage VI engine is available in versions of 125 PS and 155 PS and is equipped with Auto Start Stop system as a standard. The passenger comfort has been improved significantly, with a fully equipped cabin and reclining rear seats with armrest available for the first time, along with the independent A/C system and rear with individual vents on each seat. The rear seats adopt a completely new design that enhances comfort levels thanks to improved, foam structure, clad with height adjustable headrests everywhere.

Ford Transit Minibus

Ford Transit Minibus

Ford Transit Minibus

Ford Transit Minibus

The Transit Minibus sets new standards with advanced safety technologies and driver support which are unique to Ford, as the Lane Keeping Alert with Driver Alert, and voice controlled Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance. The passive safety equipment includes six airbags in the front of the cabin and folding three point seatbelts for all seats. The Transit also adopts the latest technology Electronic Stability Control, and is the first commercial vehicle in Europe to offer Curve Control. This is a unique technology designed to slow down the vehicle with safety and stability when you enter too fast in a turn as the bar exit the highway along with other features such as Roll Stability Control. The new Minibus is manufactured at a factory in Kocaeli, Turkey. The 18 seater version offers five rows of seats in the rear cabin. The 4 seater rear bench allows the removal of two central seating placement luggage or a wheelchair.

Ford Transit Minibus

Ford Transit Minibus

Ford Transit Minibus

Ford Transit Minibus

Other innovations are the very wide sliding side door with standard electric side steps for easier entry and exit. Because of the improved access provided by the side door theres no longer a rear emergency exit, which allowed engineers to shape differently the back row with an extra seat. With this change, customers can also order a hitch for transport of additional equipment trailer. The cabin is fully equipped, with an apparent is the use of premium, durable materials that give quality level passenger car. The side windows are 200 mm higher than the previous model for better visibility and more bright and pleasant environment. Each passenger has his personal hanger and cupholders which are located in every row. The Transit Minibus offers a very comfortable driving position, with more space and steering column fully adjustable for tilt and reach. The engineers also improved the drivability of the vehicle which moves with passenger car comfort and reduced noise levels.

Ford Transit Minibus

Ford Transit Minibus

Ford Transit Minibus

Ford Transit Minibus

Drivers can rely on a number of advanced technologies from the latest range of Ford passenger vehicles, as Ford SYNC connectivity system with voice activation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert, Rear View Camera, and one 230V outlet for laptop charging or other electrical devices without special adapters. The Transit Minibus benefits from very strict global standards of testing and strength of commercial vehicles Ford, whereby Transit vehicles have covered the same 11 million kilometers in harsh trials in Europe and North America, namely 275 times around the world. The Transit is the flagship of the fully renewed and extended Transit family, the result of an unprecedented investment in new products, in which Ford replaced the entire range of commercial vehicles within 24 months.

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By Nicole P.

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