New for 2021 model year, the Ford Transit is updated with livery, parcel delivery, and recreational vehicle option packages to meet the changing needs of operators and the traveling public.
“With many Americans working from home and practicing social distancing during the pandemic, the popularity of recreational vehicles has soared at the same time package delivery has seen incredible growth,” says Tiffany Chang, Ford fleet brand strategy manager. “Our new 2021 Transit options help people design the recreational vehicles of their dreams and help enable our commercial customers to more efficiently deliver goods and services across the country.”
Transit Vans for Work: Parcel Delivery and Livery
The Livery Package serves the premium transportation market with a ready-made configuration focused on comfort and style. Available for Transit passenger van XLT, the package includes 10-way power seats finished in Ebony leather for all passengers, power-sliding side door, HID headlamps, full privacy glass, and 16-inch silver wheels with exposed lug nuts with black front wheel well liners for both single- and dual-rear-wheel models. Other standard appearance features include body-colored bumpers and chrome grille. The full suite of Ford Co-Pilot 360 Technology is standard on these vans, including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, reverse and side sensing, and rearview camera with trailer hitch assist.
A new Parcel Delivery Package focuses on the needs of an industry seeing incredible growth. It starts with a number of design refinements standard for the 2021 Transit that provide improved access to the cargo compartment. The manual parking brake on the floor by the driver’s seat has been replaced in all Transit vans up to 9,500 pounds GVWR by an electronic parking brake, creating a 50 percent wider aisle that is clear between the front seats.
An optional center console with right-side shifter further improves walkthrough and offers more than 7 inches of additional driver legroom. The overhead shelf is now optional, providing more clearance when standing. The Parcel Delivery Package adds 50/50 hinged rear doors featuring a wide 253-degree opening and full interior lighting. The armrests have been eliminated from both the driver and passenger seats to further improve cargo access.
Transit Vans for Play: Motorhomes, RVs, and Adventure Vans
July RV shipments were the highest in 40 years at 43,035 units, and 46 million Americans say they plan to take an RV trip in the next 12 months, according to the RV Industry Association.
More than half of all motorhomes sold in the United States are built on Ford chassis. Ford is using its expertise and responding to growing demand with appearance updates for the 2021 Transit, including new wheel choices and three new exterior colors that keep their good looks even when covered in campsite dirt. Three new and improved option packages include the updated Transit Motorhome Prep Package for cutaway, the new RV Prep Package for cargo van and a new Adventure Prep Package for cargo or crew van.
A honeycomb mesh grille is standard on all 2021 Transit models. Production begins this fall at Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo.
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