Ford and local distributor Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) has launched the new 14-seat Transit window van in Malaysia, designed especially for businesses, community organisations and government departments who transport groups of people.
With a contemporary and professional design that compliments business usage, the Transit window van is available in Frozen White and it is priced at RM148,888 on the road without insurance in Peninsular Malaysia and RM151,888 in East Malaysia.
“Transporting passengers safely and securely is the number one mission of any passenger van and Transit offers a suite of advanced safety features in addition to a winning combination of fuel economy, power and capacity,” said David Westerman, managing director, Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
The Ford Transit window van is powered by a 2.2-litre Duratorq turbo-diesel engine, offering a total output of 155PS and 385 Nm of torque. Like its other Transit peers, the TDCi engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Ford engineers have tuned the vehicle to deliver driving dynamics more usually associated with a small car, with more confident, car-like handling during both, urban and highway driving.
The 14-seat Transit van has a cabin that is both functional and spacious, with good visibility and a more comfortable driving position compared to the previous model it replaces, with a steering column fully-adjustable for rake and reach.
The interior is significantly more refined, with reduced noise levels and improved ride comfort for passengers. In addition, it also features a stylish instrument panel, incorporating a range of smart stowage solutions including a large hidden compartment under the dual front passenger seat and door storage pockets that can fit an A4 clipboard and 2-litre drink bottle.
Advanced technologies found in the Transit will give both passengers and drivers an extra peace-of-mind. These include rollover mitigation, which allows automatic brake application to selected wheels when sensors detect a risk of the vehicle rolling over, and traction control, which provides maximum traction in all road conditions by directing torque to the wheels with the most grip.
The new Ford Transit window van also comes equipped with a host of key features including, quad beam halogen headlamps with follow-me-home lighting, 2-tier side mirrors, connected radio with microphone, 80-litre fuel tank as well as front and rear parking sensor.
A comprehensive suite of safety features found in the new Ford Transit include the addition of power operated side steps that automatically extends and retracts when the sliding door is opened and closed as well as 180 degree opening rear barn door with two steps opening of 90 and 180 degrees to ease the access and loading purpose. There’s also a wide array of advanced safety features available such as Electronic Stability Programme with Fail Boost Support, rollover mitigation, front and rear parking sensors, 3-point seat belts for all passengers and 2nd row ISOFIX child seat anchors.
To find out more info about the new Ford Transit window van, visit http://www.ford.com.my/commercial/transit/models/window-van