Ford’s toughest Transit ever features significant mechanical updates to offer customers best-ever payload and vehicle capability, while maintaining the durability, refinement and car-like driving characteristics that have made Transit a business favourite.
The 5.0-tonne Transit strengthens Ford’s offering in the high-GVM sector of the European van market and is poised to extend the company’s market leadership in commercial vehicle sales. 1 The additional 300 kg it delivers over the previous most-capable Transit variant will particularly appeal to customers desiring a heavier-rated donor vehicle for conversions including tippers, ambulances, police vans, and minicoaches with 19 seats or more.
The ability to create conversions that meet their individual operational needs is often crucial for 5.0-tonne LCV customers. Ford is making the 5.0-tonne option available across a broad range of Transit chassis cab variants, giving customers a choice of three wheelbases, four frame lengths, and single- or double-cabs with seating for up to seven occupants (including driver) to best suit their business’ specific requirements. Maximum chassis cab load capacity is 2,886 kg 2 for body conversion and payload, which equates to up to 2,558 kg net payload 2 when equipped with a factory-fitted flatbed body.
Transit chassis cab is ideal for heavier open-body conversions such as tippers or dropsides, aerial access platforms and vehicle transporters. The higher GVM rating and optional 10-speed automatic gearbox make 5.0-tonne Transit single chassis cab a highly capable emergency response donor for box body ambulances and police riot or command/control vehicles. The chassis cab range also suits conversion to minicoaches and high-capacity wheelchair accessible transport, where the increased payload and newly-uprated axle weights reduce the risk of overloaded vehicles in service.