2016 Ford Transit Models Get Light Updates

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2016 Ford Transit models have gained some minor changes for the new model year.

For the 2016 model year, Ford has added its latest infotainment system to the Transit – SYNC 3. Ford says the system has faster performance, more conversational voice recognition, a more innovative smartphone-like touchscreen and easier-to-understand graphical interface. In addition, all 2016 Ford Transit models will include a rearview camera and trailer hitch assist technology as standard.

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For the first time on the Ford Transit medium- and high-roof vans will be dual-sliding side cargo doors, adding more flexibility to models that now have 58 vehicle configurations, up from 47 in the 2015 model year.

Other minor changes include the ability to limit top speed at 70 mph, adding to the already available 65- and 75-mph choices; four new paint colors (Shadow Black, Caribou, Magnetic and Race Red); optional auxiliary fuse panels; single absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery and optional heavy-duty alternators for wagon models.

On the 2016 Ford Transit Connect equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, buyers can now opt for a flex-fuel option that allows the van to run on E85, unleaded gasoline or any blend of the two.

The 2016 Ford Transit and its variants will begin arriving dealerships in the U.S. this September.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Jun 05, 2015

    I'm seeing TONS of Transits running around the Detroit area. Ford must be selling these things by the bushel basket.