2014 Ford Transit Unveiled with EcoBoost, Diesel Options

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2014 Ford Transit Unveiled with EcoBoost, Diesel Options
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Ford just revealed the all new 2014 Transit, a full-size cargo van that will compete with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

There will be three engine options available for the transit: the 3.5-liter EcoBoost found in the F-150, a new 3.2-liter diesel engine rated around 197 hp and 347 lb-ft. of torque and a 3.7-liter V6 that will be flex fuel capable, and offer a CNG prep kit. Ford claims that all three engine options will achieve best in class fuel economy.

Four different levels of Transit will be offered, a 150, 250, 350 and 350HD, all of which will be 25 percent more efficient and haul at least 300 pounds more than today’s E-Series. Eventually, the new Transit will replace the E-Series, although there will be production overlap for a period of time. Each different designation will get different GVWR ratings, and different tow ratings, much like the F-Series trucks.

SEE ALSO: Ford Transit Van to Offer 5-Cylinder Diesel

A six-speed transmission sourced from the F-150 will send power to the rear wheels, but Ford’s execs also suggested that an all-wheel drive version will be available soon.

The Transit will be offered with two different wheelbases, either 129-inches or 147-inches, and three different roof heights. When equipped with the highest roof and longest wheelbase, the Transit will double its cargo volume compared to the smallest model.

For the interior, easy upfit of racks, bins, shelving and other cargo storage is available for the rear, and up front there will be 6.5-inch touch screen display equipped with MyFordTouch.

The 2014 Ford Transit production will start at the end of next year.

  • Imackane

    97 HP? Doesn’t anyone proof read these articles before posting!

  • Jeffrey

    A wonderful van that has been around for years now in America with a new ugly front nose

  • Alex

    You asked a question but ended it with an exclamation mark instead of a question mark.  Don’t you proofread your comments before posting?

  • Gruck1

     Not to mention that the hp is 197 – not 97! Furthermore, like most diesels, the max torque comes on early unlike a gas engine so the performance at lower revs is much more impressive.