Four large vans to look out for: Ducato, Transit, Sprinter & Boxer

Date: Friday, March 02, 2018

 Transit

Ford Transit

In August 2016, the fifth generation of the Transit acquired new Euro6 engines.

Power outputs were raised and torque ramped up over the previous engines. Ford claims that with optional stop/start CO2 can begin at 174g/km with consumption at 42.2mpg – 10% better than the previous model.

Cabin noise is kept well under control by acoustic improvements to the engine.

The LCV comes with front- or rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is also available, as is a six-speed auto transmission for FWD models.

There are still two trim levels, Base and Trend, with the 105hp Ecoblue engine only offered in the former.

Meanwhile, entry-level safety kit was notably ramped up, with upgraded electronic stability control (ESC), plus all Euro6 vans get Side Wind Stabilisation.

Base models also come with Ford’s Curve Control programme, which slows down the van if it enters a bend too quickly, and Roll Stability Control, which stops the vehicle from rolling over.

Finally, the large Ford Transit is class-leading for drivability, with precise steering wedded to the slick six-speed manual transmission.

Sample model: 310 2.0TDCI L3H2

Engine size    2.0-litre
Payload     989kg
Load volume    11.5m3
Combined mpg 42.2mpg
CO2    174g/km
Price (ex VAT) £25,700



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