New Ford Transit Models Increase Customer Choice

Ford announces the addition of two new models to the top-selling Transit range. With a greater choice of entry-level models and an increased range of front-wheel drive vans now available, Transit will power into its 40th anniversary year with more to offer than ever before.

Available in Ford Transit specialist dealer showrooms this winter are a new T260 medium-wheelbase model and T280 long-wheelbase front-wheel drive derivative.

The T260 medium-wheelbase has a load length advantage of 134mm and a loadspace advantage of 2.87cu.m SAE over the GM Vivaro 2900 long-wheelbase. With a gross payload of 907kg and prices from £14,404 on-the-road, the T260 medium-wheelbase will be available in both medium and high roof specification, with 4.23 or 4.54 axles and with the versatile 2.0 litre diesel engine in 85PS, 100PS or 125 PS options.

The front-driven, long-wheelbase T280 Transit provides easier accessibility to its larger loadspace (10.45cu.m SAE) through its lower floor. An extra 128kg increase in gross payload over the equivalent 90PS RWD derivative means the new model is capable of hauling a heavier load. The 2.0 TDdi 85PS engine is also available in this derivative along with the 100PS and 125PS versions. With medium or high roof to choose from, as well as 4.23 or 4.54 axles, this derivative delivers greater choice together with easier accessibility.

"Transit can now cater for a wider range of customers in the multi-drop, light delivery sector," said Gary Whittam, director of commercial vehicles. "This innovative combination is ideal for those customers transporting bulky but light goods, who don't require and don't want to pay for large increase in payload. By offering an even greater selection of entry-level models we are ensuring that customers can get the best value for their money."

Published : 15/12/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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