Ford Philippines releases the Ford Transit 15-seater van

Updated Mar 04, 2022 | 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.

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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 2024

Ford Transit

The Ford Transit 2023 is a light commercial vehicle (LCV) that is also utilized as a family vehicle due to its 15-seating configuration. Ford Transit 2023 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.


Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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