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Here come the new Ford Pro updates for the Transit

In EuropaIn the 2024they come fromBlue Oval lots of news: Ford Pro update the Transit with new digital functions and advanced technologies.

These intended for the Transit ed E-Transit, the best-selling van in the world. To improve vehicle performance and increase productivity, with the aim of helping companies optimize their operations.

Ford Pro updates Transit with new digital features and advanced technologies, source press officeFord Pro updates Transit with new digital features and advanced technologies, source press office

An important update for the two vehicles intended for work

The models Ford Transit e E-Transit take an important step forward. So much for the standard connected features and wireless upgrade capability Ford Power Up.

Il new software simplifies aftermarket builds. And it automates the usual tasks of the drivers dealing with deliveryThat they often make as many as 150 deliveries a day.

Chassis improvements and eight-speed automatic transmission option. They increase payload and improve vehicle performance, handling and efficiency.

Le parole di Hans Schep, general manager Ford Pro Europe

“As the leader in commercial vehicle sales in Europe for eight consecutive years, we never stop looking for new opportunities to help our customers increase the productivity of their businesses.”

declares Hans Schep, General Manager Ford Pro Europe. “We work alongside them to better understand the challenges they face from time to time.

And find together the new solutions best suited to their business. These innovations involve an improvement in the Transit’s digital features. Both on the hardware front and on that of the Ford Pro ecosystem, to offer them new levels of productivity”.

Advanced technologies available as standard

To help customers of every business increase the productivity of their connected fleets. Thus, Ford Pro decides to expand the digital capabilities of Transit and E-Transit commercial vehicles. New for 2024 in Europe include:

Sistema di infotainment SYNC 4, with a 12-inch touchscreen. Centrally mounted and 8-inch digital instrument cluster for an intuitive and driver-focused cockpit. The system is also available Connected Navigation. For real-time traffic information so you can help plan your routes and stay on schedule.

– The most recent modem 5G by Ford. This provides super-fast connectivity to Transit’s intelligent technologies. With Ford Power-Up wireless update to update vehicle features without having to visit the dealership.

– The new technology Delivery Assist. This is available on long wheelbase E-Transit and Transit versions with automatic transmission.

This automates the usual security tasks to facilitate the work of those involved in delivery. And that very often makes up to 150 deliveries a day, saving up to 20 seconds for each delivery.

Il transmission in Park stops the engine, activate the emergency lights and the alarm, and lock all the doors not used to exit the passenger compartment or to access the area where the parcels are deposited. Pressing the brake pedal restarts the engine and deactivates the hazard lights.

– L’Upfit Integration System of Ford Pro, which allows the user to control the installed equipment via digital buttons on the touchscreen, available as standard, and to connect to Ford Pro software packages for remote monitoring, for example to manage the temperature in refrigerated vehicles transporting pharmaceuticals or food and beverages, where a perfect cold chain is essential.

Ford Pro updates Transit with new digital features and advanced technologies, source press officeFord Pro updates Transit with new digital features and advanced technologies, source press office

Designed for greater performance and efficiency

Dal 2024 on the Transit will be standard a full suite Of advanced driver assistance systems for driver and load safety, which includes Pre-Collision Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Alert & Aid, and Intelligent Speed ​​Assist. Driver assistance packages include Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering and Stop & Go, and Auto Park Assist with a 360° camera, to further reassure drivers when maneuvering and help reduce downtime, repairs and insurance costs for fleet managers.

MY 2024 introduces a new option of eight-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel drive Transits, with the aim of improving performance, efficiency and towing capacity. The new transmission maximizes the capacity of towing up to 6,000 kg GTM (Maximum mass with trailer) – an increase of 1,750 kg.

The new wheel hubs and the innovative braking system they reduce weight by up to 27 kg, depending on the vehicle configuration. The design also makes it easier to replace the brakes, reducing maintenance time by up to two hours for replacing all four rotors. The new 16-inch wheels are available as standard on MY 2024.

For front-wheel drive models, there is also a the larger front axle for heavy duty, which increases the maximum weight of the front axle to 2,000 kg from 1,850 kg, expanding the body options and optimizing, at the same time, load distribution requirements. Ford Pro expects this to be particularly beneficial for applications such as animal transport or low sill vans, which require greater accessibility to the load area and a high payload.

The new Transit and E-Transit models will be available to order from Q4 2023 and will go into production next year, with deliveries expected from H2 2024. Since its launch in 2022, E-Transit has become the leader in the two-tonne electric vehicle segment, accounting for more than 50% of all EVs sold in Europe in its class.

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