Are you a parent with a large family looking for an affordable, super-safe vehicle? Or are you a fleet manager looking to improve your shuttle with more fuel-efficient, flexible passenger vans? Or perhaps maybe you're an avid adventurer on the hunt for a versatile, reliable, all-wheel drive vehicle? Or a delivery driver searching for a full-size van that is easy to load and unload, and excels at maneuvering around narrow city streets and tight parking spaces?

If any of these situations sound like you, then allow us to introduce you to the 2020 Ford Transit van. Now with enhanced new features the Ford Transit van offers the most vehicle configurations in its class. The 2020 lineup includes a cargo van, passenger van, chassis cab and cutaway, and an all-new crew van. The crew van can carry up to five people in two rows of seating with side curtain airbags, and was specifically designed to fit the needs of owners who needed to transport larger crews—and their gear—to job sites.

Let's review a few new standout features in the extremely capable 2020 Ford Transit.

More Connections
Now with an embedded FordPass Connect modem, the Ford Transit van comes with standard WiFi with connectivity for up to 10 devices and USB outlets in every passenger row. Drivers can equip their Transit with the standard 4-inch full-color multifunction display or opt for the 8-inch slim-line touch screen display. Both displays include the latest in SYNC 3, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Additionally, with AppLink for SYNC passengers can control certain apps directly on the touch screen without needing to plug in their Android or iOS device.

Fleet managers can take this technology one step further with the available new Ford Telematics and Ford Data Service. Fleet managers can do everything from optimize their business with detailed live map GPS tracking and geofencing to monitoring fuel consumption and ways to save costs, while also learning of specific safety concerns such as seatbelt use or reckless driving. Fleet managers may also receive proactive maintenance notifications allowing them to plan ahead and maximize uptime.

Driver-Assist Technologies
Standard on every 2020 Transit cargo van, crew van, passenger van, cutaway and chassis cab are Pre-Collision Assist with automatic emergency braking and Pedestrian Detection, forward collision warning, post-collision braking, lane-keeping system and auto high-beam headlamps. All of these features make this Transit safer and smarter than ever before.

City drivers will be happy to know the 2020 Transit offers available enhanced active park assist to simplify maneuvering into parallel or reverse perpendicular parking spots. Turned on with the touch of a button, active park assist provides prompts to the driver to manage gear selection, accelerator and braking, while the van automatically steers itself into place. Drivers can even opt for the enhanced active park assist that includes park-out assist, and automatically steers the van out of a space while the driver controls the gear shifter, accelerator and brakes.

Fuel Efficient
The 2020 Transit offers a variety of new and improved powertrains all of which improve fuel efficiency. The new standard gasoline engine is the all-new 3.5-liter PFDi V6, which features port fuel and direct injection for improved efficiency. Next up is the available all-new 2.0-liter EcoBlue® bi-turbo I4 diesel engine that is more fuel-efficient and offers more power and torque. The EcoBlue engine is equipped with auto start-stop technology. Drivers may also select the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® gas engine, which includes auto start-stop technology as well.

All engines come paired with Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission that offers a wide span of gear ratios, off-the-line performance and low engine speeds while highway driving, all of which contributes to an overall improved efficiency.

All-Wheel Drive
The Transit's intelligent, always on, all-wheel-drive system provides enhanced traction on icy, snowy or muddy roads. To help increase the all-wheel-drive system's capability, the driver may engage the vehicle's selectable drive modes when traveling on challenging terrain. All-wheel drive is available with gasoline powertrains only.

The 2020 Ford Transit will be available later this year. For more information on the new features noted above or to learn about any of the Transit's other new features—including its new power sliding door, premium high-intensity discharge headlamps, swivel seats, and more—stop by our Richmond, CA Ford dealership and speak with a member of our Ford sales team today.

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