Ford Philippines releases the Ford Transit 15-seater van

Updated Apr 15, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Ford Philippines introduces the 2020 Ford Transit to the Philippine market. It's about damn time!

Ford Philippines Introduces the 15-seater transit

If you like Ford vehicles but you’re in need of a vehicle that can fit in a good chunk of your extended family, then we’ve got good news for you! Ford Philippines has just launched the Ford Transit MPV. It can fit in a whopping 15-people in total.

While you might be scratching your head while wondering what in the world a Transit is, it’s actually a well-known model particularly in Europe where it was first introduced back in 2007. It is very fuel-efficient, roomy, and powerful.

Also, it's one of Ford’s best selling commercial vans the world over. Also, Ford Philippines recognizes the growth of the commercial bus and van segment in the Philippines as such it’s the right time to introduce the Ford Transit to Filipinos.

Ford Transit

Despite being a van, the Transit has this utilitarian appeal to it that we rather like

The Ford Transit 2020

As we’ve said earlier, the Ford Transit and its friend, Ford Transit Connect for saleis mainly used as a commercial vehicle in other parts of the world. Aside from hauling stuff, the Transit can also do well as a company transport or tourist vehicle.

Under the hood, the Ford Transit is powered by the 2.2-liter Duratorq engine which it shares with the Ranger XLT. On the transit, the 2.2 liters can make 135 horsepower and 385 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels with a six-speed transmission.

Ford Transit's dashboard and steering wheel

Check out the centerpiece of the Transit's dashboard. Looks very familiar right?

Measuring at 5,981 mm long, 2,474 mm wide, and 2,517, the 2020 Ford Transit offers lots of space. As we’ve said, it can comfortably seat 15 people and everyone will be kept comfortable with individual headrests, 12 cup holders, a lot of power sockets, and a whopping 21 storage bins.

The very wide doors, the even wider rear doors, and the power side step are also worth mentioning as it makes the Transit an ideal vehicle for differently-abled people.

>>> If you care about Ford, visit our Ford Philippines reviews for a proper look!

A picture of the Ford Transit's rear end.

The rear of the Transit. Yep, those side doors can slide all the way back and the rear doors can open WIDE

For safety, the Ford Transit comes standard with an Electronic Stability Program, a hill launch assist, tire pressure sensors, Anti-lock Braking System, an emergency hammer and an emergency escape hatch. The all-new Ford Transit is priced at Php 2,300,000.

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Know more about Ford Transit 2021

Ford Transit

In 1965, Ford produced a light commercial vehicle - the Ford Transit. Initially, it was used as a cargo van; however, due to its versatile platform, it is now being used for other roles as well. One of its most known functions is being a passenger van. The fourth-generation Ford Transit can be capable of accommodating 15 occupants as a hauler. The Ford Transit is the American carmaker\s second attempt at providing a people-mover after its first venture at its Ford E-150 a few years ago. On November 27, 2019, the vehicle was launched under the Light Commercial Van & Bus segment (LCVB), which aims at certain businesses that require an automobile that can be used as a crew, passenger, even as a cargo van if the rear seats are all removed. The Ford Transit goes with the same price range as the Hyundai H350, Foto Toano, and Toyota HiAce GL Grandia Tourer at a P2M mark. The Ford Transit guarantees a practical package that is also not bare-bones as what vans are thought to be compared to all the passenger-ferrying vehicles. The 15-seater Ford Transit is offered in three color options - Magnetic Metallic, Moondust Silver, and Frozen White. It also comes with a single powertrain option.

From ₱2,300,000

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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