August 01, 2018
Ford vans have launched a new skeletal chassis cab model of the iconic Ford Transit van, Vansdirect takes a closer look at the new model!
The new Transit van derivative is based on a front-wheel drive Ford Transit platform, with Ford vans boasting that the new model offers a versatile, low-height platform for a huge range of body conversions and will be suited to a number of applications, ranging from more general delivery and distribution to removals. The new Ford Transit skeletal model offers a chassis height which is 100mm lower than the standard front-wheel drive Transit chassis cab, which means the load floor of the new model is more easily accessible. The new model also comes with a lower step height meaning there is no requirement for a separate tail lift.
The skeletal Transit van model gets a significant 200kg weight reduction in comparison to the equivalent chassis cab model. The design of the skeletal model also offers a substantial advantage in terms of payload, in conjunction with the prospective of improved fuel efficiency. The new van also features a cab design which is open-backed and hence supports easy walk-through from the cab area to the load area of the converted body.
Ford vans offer the new model with a choice of three different wheelbase lengths, suiting a variation of van body conversions, with the longest model coming with a wide-track rear axle and the two shorter models having the wide-track rear axle as optional. All versions of the Ford Transit skeletal chassis cab model will offer a gross vehicle mass of 3.5-tonnes and will be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine with either a 130ps or 170ps output. Each output will be hooked to a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with a six-speed automatic gearbox also an available option.
The Ford Transit is an iconic large van, with a model available for everyone’s requirements. Vansdirect has a number of models available including panel vans, double cabs and conversions, with van finance available from ONLY £255pm. All of our new vans are available with cheap van finance options including van leasing, contract hire and hire purchase depending on your requirements, interested? Simply fill in contact form online or call us on 0800 169 69 95 and get the ball rolling today, we also offer cars!