Ford Australia has announced a safety and tech upgrade for the Transit van range following an update to the smaller Transit Custom earlier this year.
All Transit variants now include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection as standard, alongside adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane-keeping aid, traffic sign recognition and automatic high-beam.
Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also included, except on cab-chassis variants.
Wider equipment highlights consist of rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, a heated windscreen, Ford’s programmable MyKey and a 230V inverter with 400W universal socket.
On the inside, the big news is the addition of a dashboard-mounted 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen running Sync3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Buyers can option voice-activated satellite navigation.
The updated Transit also gets a new trapezoidal grille, bonnet, headlamps and front bumper, while the interior gets updated seating and controls.
Across the range, power comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 125kW of power and 390Nm of torque. A six-speed manual drives the rear wheels across the majority of the range, with a six-speed automatic reserved for the front-wheel drive 350L.
2020 Ford Transit pricing (excludes on-road costs):
350L Van 2.0 EcoBlue RWD 6MT - $50,490
350L Van 2.0 EcoBlue FWD 6AT - $52,990
350E Jumbo Van 2.0 EcoBlue RWD 6MT - $53,990
470E Jumbo Van 2.0 EcoBlue RWD 6MT - $56,990
470E SCC 2.0 EcoBlue RWD 6MT - $51,490
470E DCC 2.0 EcoBlue RWD 6MT - $54,990
Prestige paint - $650
SVO paint - $1400
Single passenger seat - $150
High roof (350L only) - $1500
Sat-nav with TMC and voice control - $600
Dual side load door - $1000
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