I finally found some pictures that Ford posted of the new 2014 Transit full size van to replace the Econoline vans. At first only the light and medium duty vans will get the new look, while DRW E-350 and E-450 cab and chassis motorhome chassis will still be built in Ohio with the old look.
The all-new 3.2-liter Power Stroke five-cylinder common rail turbo diesel, based on Ford’s proven Duratorq global diesel engine architecture, features state-of-the-art fuel, turbo and emissions systems that meet stringent U.S. clean diesel standards, providing an ideal balance of fuel economy and job capability.
For maximum capability, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost promises to be a trusted workhorse, whether carrying materials to the job site or towing a trailer with Transit’s available Class IV hitch.
Each engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission for efficient rear-wheel-drive operation.
This is a picture of the new style Transit Connect, compact cargo van. It will have a 2.5L inline 4 or inline 4 1.6L Ecoboost getting up to 30 MPG highway. 6 Speed transmissions will achieve higher MPG while maintaining very low engine rpm at freeway speeds.
Now - April 1, 2013, if you go to Ford.com website, you can see this picture of the Transit on their "Upcoming" products page.
It looks like it will seat 15 in this configuration. Looks like you can see 4 rows of seats, just like the E-350 supervan has. But this looks like it is not the super long van that they will be producing.
I like it and I'm a fan of the old E series...all the generations from the '60's on. No V8 though...oh well modern world.
Wonder what GM will do, now that Dodge and Ford full size vans are Europeanized ?
Will an Opel commercial van be on the horizon ?
Wonder if Nissan is a day late and a dollar short with old school styled North American type van, they brought out not too long ago ? Has a V8...and a V6...or maybe Nissan will clean up....with the individuals and companies that want a traditional van with a V8....if GM goes Euro.
My old boss bought a full size Nissan van a few weeks ago. I asked about the decals for the sidewalls, how much smaller they would be? He said the Nissan Van has more area on the sidewalls than the Chevy van it is replacing. He and his wife like the lower driver's position, with more legroom.
The 350 HP 3.5L V6 is expected to get around 18 - 20 MPG in a full size van, something unheard of from the early full size van days. The typical 225 HP 460" van from 1975 - 1987 with a 3 speed auto did not normally get over 12 MPG. Yes it is a new day!
The full size Transit will have three roof heights, two wheelbases, and three lengths.
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I am begining to see more and more of the Nissan heavy vans around here.I like them but I put the build thing in there web site and what I wanted came to around 39,000 dollars.And that was not with built in GPS and all that stuff.
Looks goofy, but its good to see more aerodynamics and smaller engines that will hopefully produce sufficient power with accetable mileage ratings. That long wheelbase high roof model looks like it would be a good model for a class B RV...
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The pictures really don't do justice for how big the Transit is. The Regular wheelbase low roof has more space than current E-series, but then there's many sizes bigger to choose from.
Also surprising is it is 2" wider than the E-series
Yes they are bigger than the current E-Series. The E-series is similar to the Korean Vans in size.
The Ecoboost is not offered as an option here, but Ford Australia has the detuned 365hp, (380lbs ft of torque at 2000rpm) 4 Litre Barra Turbo Six available . It was used in the 5000lb CUV Ford Territory.
With all the bickering on this site about diesels and Eco boost I was just surprised that no one pointed out the typo in this paragraph.
This is a picture of the new style Transit Connect, compact cargo van. It will have a 2.5L inline 4 or inline 4 1.6L Ecoboost getting up to 30 MPH highway. 6 Speed transmissions will achieve higher MPG while maintaining very low engine rpm at freeway speeds.
I am sure the eco boost will go over 30 MPH.
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