Ford Philippines responds to the current COVID-19 crisis by deploying its Ford Transit vans. These vans will be used for transporting our frontliners.
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“We are one with the nation in recognizing the important contributions of medical frontliners, our modern-day heroes, whose roles are very critical during this Covid-19 pandemic,” shares PK Umashankar, managing director, Ford Philippines.
“With the Ford Transit, we are able to assist in their mobility needs so they can provide the much-needed medical care as soon as possible.”
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Ford partnered with Lifeline 16-911 for a lendout of the Ford Transit for the entire duration of the quarantine period to transport medical frontliners to Lifeline's various points of dispatch (LIFEPODS). Points of dispatch are standalone ambulance stations spread across Metro Manila that house the ambulance, equipment, and crew.
Lifeline 16-911 is the largest private ambulance and pre-hospital provider in Metro Manila that offers 24/7 emergency quick response ambulances, doctors on call, and patient transfer services.
Ford has also lent another Ford Transit van to Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa City to shuttle medical workers from various pick-up points in the city to the hospital, and then back to designed drop-off points. The lendout will allow the medical frontliners to get to Asian Hospital faster and more conveniently to facilitate medical service delivery.
The automotive company is also looking to lend its Ford Ranger pickup trucks to partner-organizations to help transport food, supplies, equipment, and other essential goods.
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Know more about Ford Transit 2022
The Ford Transit 2022 is a light commercial vehicle (LCV) that is also utilized as a family vehicle due to its 15-seating configuration. Ford Transit 2022 price in the Philippines at Php 1,999,000 for the model's Transit 2.2L 4x2 MT variant. Powering this vehicle is a 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi (turbodiesel) engine capable of generating 133 horsepower and 385 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is used to exclusively send power to the rear wheels.
Size-wise, the Transit is 5,981 mm long, 2,059 mm wide (2,474 mm including mirrors), and 2,517 mm in height, with a wheelbase rated at 3,750 mm. In the local market, this American LCV is competing against the likes of the Maxus V80 amd Foton Toano.