This Wednesday (6), Ford Pro announced the arrival of the new version of its van in Brazil. The Transit Chassis promises several applications and supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Integration with cell phones with Android and iOS operating systems is done through the multimedia center that comes standard, called Sync Move. The resource has an 8-inch screen. The cabin also has USB cell phone charging sharing.
Ford also promises that the Transit Chassis is the most equipped van in its category. Other technological features include electric steering, air conditioning, steering wheel controls, electric locks and windows, as well as three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Slippery.
In terms of safety, the highlights are the electronic stability and traction control, torque control in curves, electronic anti-rollover control, lateral wind stabilization and adaptive load control.
“Transit is the line of commercial vehicles that has grown the most in the last two years. With the Transit Chassi we are entering another important segment of the market, bringing to Brazil another product to meet the versatility, robustness and durability that commercial customers need, with the best in technology.”
Director of Commercial Vehicles at Ford South America
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The Transit Chassis is equipped with a 2.0 EcoBlue diesel engine, with a power of 165 hp and a torque of 39.7 kgfm. In addition, there is a six-speed manual transmission, four valves per cylinder, variable geometry turbo, oil-bathed timing belt and use of SAE 5W30 oil, with changes every 20,000 km.
“The Transit is also the only one in its category with three driving modes, which take advantage of the engine’s flat torque to make the driver’s journey more efficient, with fewer gear changes.”
Product Development Manager at Ford South America
Prices and availability
The new Transit Chassis arrives in Brazil this September in versions of 4.7 t – driven with CNH type C and with a maximum capacity of 2,601 kg – and 3.5 t – for CNH type B, capable of carrying up to 1,401 kg. The first can be purchased for a suggested price of R$260,000, while the second is available at a cost of R$273,000.
For the launch, Ford will run a promotion limited to the first 100 units in total of both models, with values reduced to R$240,000 and R$250,000, respectively.
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