To date, no cargo van in Ford’s history has carried 5,000 kg.
Ford has announced the production start of a new modification of the Transit model. According to the official press release, the most powerful ever five-ton Ford Transit gets the best load capacity and ride quality of all time, and retains reliability, perfection and handling of a passenger car.
Compared to the previous most powerful version, the updated Transit is capable of carrying 300 kg more.
The 5-ton Ford Transits are rear-wheel drive. A 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine generates up to 170 horsepower. The peak torque reaches 405 Nm. A six-speed manual transmission comes as standard. A 10-speed automatics is optional.
The chassis features improved hubs, wheels and rear tires with the width increased to 205 mm, as well as new upgraded brakes on the rear axle.
In addition, vans with an all-metal body received a reinforced upper body and additional components that help hold heavier loads.