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Top features of the new Ford Chassis Cab
A new range of powerful, 2.2 Duratorq TDCi diesel engines with improved fuel economy; advanced safety systems like Electronic Stability Programme (ESP); and a host of innovative and intelligent technologies. Read about all these and more top features below.
New Euro Stage V diesel engines
A new range of highly efficient 2.2 Duratorq TDCi diesel engines powers the new Transit. Combined with Ford  ECOnetic technologies, they can lower the cost of owning a Transit and reduce its impact on the environment. These advanced engines meet the stringent Euro Stage V emissions standards, while still producing significantly more power and torque than the previous line-up: from 100 PS/310 Nm to 155 PS/385 Nm. Each engine has also been carefully developed to meet the needs of front, rear, and all-wheel drive models.
 
Choosing the right drive
There are advantages to each method of drive on a Transit Chassis Cab. So to help you choose the right option for your business, here are the benefits of each.
 
Front-wheel drive (FWD)

•    Lower kerb weight, improved payload
•    Lower frame height
•    Better fuel economy than equivalent rear wheel-drive (RWD) models

Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
•    Traditional choice for Chassis Cabs
•    Best suited for heavy duty applications
•    Able to cope with variable payload positions
•    Ideal choice when towing
•    Dual rear wheels standard on all 3.5T GVM Chassis Cabs for improved traction and rear axle capacity
•    Single rear wheels available for narrow bodywork
All-wheel drive
•    Additional traction in difficult driving conditions, such as loose surfaces, mud or heavy snow
•    Improved vehicle competence on slippery or off-road surfaces, when the system increases drive to the front wheels to enhance traction
•    ‘Intelligent’ automatic system needs no driver input
•    Particularly suited to rescue services or utility companies where field and track work is frequently undertaken
Diesel front-wheel drive (FWD)
2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, available in two power and torque configurations:
•    125 PS/330 Nm
•    140 PS/350 Nm
Diesel rear-wheel drive (RWD)
2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, available in three power and torque configurations:
•    100 PS/310 Nm
•    125 PS/350 Nm
•    155 PS/385 Nm
Diesel all-wheel drive (AWD)
2.2 litre Duratorq TDCi Stage V engine:
•    125 PS/350Nm
Auto-Start-Stop
Working in conjunction with the new Duratorq Euro Stage V engines, this optional system can lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in heavy traffic. It automatically switches off the engine when idling, then re-starts it the instant you touch the clutch. Considering that a vehicle’s engine is rarely used continually on city journeys, this fuel saving technology makes perfect sense in the real world.
 
Variable Nozzle Turbo
All the new Duratorq Stage V engines come with a Variable Nozzle Turbo (VNT). This boosts engine torque and throttle response, giving a more responsive drive while also reducing emissions.
Coated Diesel Particulate filter (cDPF)

Using state-of-the-art technology, this feature reduces soot particles from the exhaust (particulates) by up to 95%. It’s fitted as standard to all the new Duratorq Euro V engines.

Smart Regenerative Charging
When you slow down, this technology creates electrical energy that charges the vehicle’s battery. Unlike conventional systems this one only charges the battery when it needs it, which can help save fuel and reduce emissions.
6-speed manual transmission
Now standard across the Transit range, this smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission helps reduce emissions and save on fuel costs. It also makes for a more relaxing drive.
ECO Pack
This helps you achieve even lower CO2 levels and fuel consumption than with the standard Transit. The Pack includes the Auto-Start-Stop system, which automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle is idling and restarts it when you’re ready to pull away. This reduces fuel costs and emissions in heavy traffic. There’s also a 70mph switchable Speed Limiter.
Low rolling resistance tyres
These advanced tyres are designed to meet less resistance when rotating. As a result, they use less energy, which can help reduce fuel consumption even further.
Transit offers an array of innovative technologies and intelligent features to improve your driving experience in all sorts of ways.
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Bluetooth® with Voice Control*
Now you can make and receive mobile calls, change the music and operate other key controls, just by using your voice. So you don’t have to take your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel.
Climate Control
When it’s hot outside you’ll appreciate the enhanced cooling performance of the optional air-conditioning.
Home Safe Headlights
The headlights on your Transit can be set to stay on for 30 seconds when you get out at night, safely illuminating the path away from your vehicle.
Facia Mounted Gearshift
This is ergonomically designed to fall naturally to hand and provide smoother, more car-like, gear changes. As the gearshift is positioned on the facia, the driver and passenger have unrestricted cross-cab access.
Shift Indicator Light
An easy-to-spot light in the instrument cluster illuminates briefly to tell you the most efficient time to change up a gear.
Satellite navigation
All Transit Chassis Cabs can be equipped with advanced, easy to operate, satellite navigation systems.
Digital tachograph
The dash-mounted tachograph can help you manage your business efficiently. It records driving and rest times, speeds, distance travelled and any faults that might have occurred. It then stores this information for 365 days.
Energy management
Rear-wheel-drive (RWD) models are equipped with twin batteries so the second battery can power whatever accessory is needed when the engine is switched off. This leaves the primary battery in a high state of charge for dependable start and run operation. And, if you forget to turn the lights off, a battery saver function automatically cancels all lights left on when the vehicle is locked.
Rain-sensing wipers
Optional rain-sensing wipers detect water on your windscreen from the first drops of rain, and automatically adjust their speed to the intensity of the shower. As you don’t have to worry about switching them on (or off again), you can fully concentrate on driving safely in wet conditions.
Quickclear heated windscreen
Quickclear puts an end to scraping ice off your windscreen. Simply press the button and the invisible heating elements quickly clear the ice or snow for you.
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Keeping driver, passengers and cargo safe, and secure, at all times is vital. That’s why all Transit vans are fitted with a comprehensive package of safety and security measures.
Advanced driving safety
In a commercial vehicle, driver safety (and cargo protection) are key. That’s why Transit Chassis Cab comes with a package of state-of-the-art driving safety technologies. For instance, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), incorporating Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), senses any slight deviations from your chosen driving line and automatically corrects the Transit’s road position. And if you have to brake sharply, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) reduces the stopping distance by instantly reacting and applying maximum braking effort.
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
The Electronic Stability Programme, incorporating anti-lock braking system (ABS), senses any slight deviations from your chosen driving line and automatically corrects the Transit’s road position, helping you remain in control.
In addition, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) reduces your stopping distance if you have to brake sharply, by instantly reacting and applying maximum braking effort.
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
EBD balances your braking force independently across all four wheels, making the vehicle more stable, which can lead to shorter stopping distances. It works together with ABS.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
When you’re making a hill start, this system prevents you from rolling backwards. It works by keeping the wheels braked, after you’ve released the brake pedal, helping you move away safely.
Brake Traction Control System (BTCS)
This helps avoid wheelspin when pulling away; particularly useful when you’ve two wheels on a grass verge or loose gravel at the side of a road.
All-wheel drive (AWD)
This innovative and intelligent AWD system is designed to give you extra confidence on slippery surfaces, on or off-road. It diverts drive to the front wheels if they lose grip, providing even greater traction just when you need it most.
•    Additional traction in difficult driving conditions, such as loose surfaces, mud or heavy snow
•    Improved vehicle competence on slippery or off-road surfaces, when the system increases drive to the front wheels to enhance traction
•    ‘Intelligent’ automatic system needs no driver input
•    Particularly suited to rescue services or utility companies where field and track work is frequently undertaken
Advanced headlights
Lighting technology in the Transit Chassis Cab is designed to make driving at night or in poor conditions easier, safer and more comfortable. The large lenses of the headlights provide a high degree of illumination and can incorporate a fog light for even greater visibility. Fitted with the optional auto-headlights, they will automatically come on when the sensors detect a reduction in daylight conditions: at dusk or in a tunnel, for example.
Speed Limiter
As part of the ECO Pack this switchable device enables you to set and limit your van's top speed, to 70mph. As well as improving safety, this can help reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. A fixed 56, 62 or 70mph speed limiter is also available.
Cruise control
Just set your desired speed via switches on the ergonomically designed, 4-spoke leather steering wheel, and let cruise control make travelling ­long distances far less tiring.
Passenger safety
Transit Chassis Cab is designed to absorb and channel crash energy away from occupants during a collision. A driver’s airbag is standard and front passenger and side curtain airbags all enhance occupant protection.

There's also a strengthened front seat pedestal and supportive, comfortable seats that incorporate three-point lap and diagonal seat belts plus individually height-adjustable head restraints.
Vehicle security
The new Transit Chassis Cab’s impressive range of security measures includes:
 
•    Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) that disables the engine when your key is removed from the ignition and will only prime the engine when it recognises your uniquely coded key
•    High-security shielded locks with strengthened mountings and the unique lock-in-latch system to prevent door lock tampering and unauthorised access
•    Central or double locking, key-operated bonnet release and fuel cap will deter and hinder thieves
•    Visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
•    ‘Torque slip’ anti-theft steering wheel
 
For added protection and potentially lower vehicle insurance, an alarm system with an interior scanner and battery back-up is available. This alarm also monitors trailer coupling to safeguard whatever you might be towing.
As your van may well cover a high mileage every year, servicing, maintenance and repair (SMR) costs are an important issue. With that in mind,the new Transit is designed and built to minimisethe 'cost of ownership'.
Keeping costs to a minimum
•    Strong residual values due to high quality build, durability and specification
•    Lower fuel consumption due to a new range of improved engines combined with many other technical innovations
•    Enhanced component life, easily replaceable parts and service intervals
•    Competitive insurance ratings due to: comprehensive safety and security systems
Extended service intervals
To help keep your vehicle working harder, for longer, the new Transit Chassis Cab comes with extended service intervals of 1 year or 20,000mls.
Improved component life span
Attention to detail in the design process has increased the durability and life span of components, making them easier to access and repair.
•    ‘Smart’ starting system on all TDCi vehicles: monitors the engine speed during cranking and disengages the starter motor as soon as the engine is able to run by itself
•    Twin batteries are available on all rear-wheel drive vehicles, which improves start performance.
Competitive repair costs
Thoughtful design and careful component selection also means that Transit offers competitive repair costs. Here are some of the key factors:

•    Re-designing key areas and components including the bonnet and bumper position as well as the front lights
•    Retaining easily repairable sections: three-piece front bumper and five-piece rear bumper.
Easy wheel-changing
•    Transit comes with an easily accessible spare wheel and vehicle jack, conveniently located in a space-saving carrier below the vehicle.

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