Internationally, think about moving some stuff and the first thing you need is a Ford Transit. At the ongoing 2013 Birmingham Commercial Vehicle Expo, Ford has taken the wraps off the all-new entry level Transit: The Ford Transit Courier.
At first glance, the Transit Courier seems to be taking a lot of inspiration from the Tourneo Courier that was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show
. The Transit Courier is expected to cater to the demand for small CV's, and Ford expects that demand to increase through 2016.
The Transit Courier will be powered by a petrol and a diesel engine. The petrol engine is something we're going to be familiarized to, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine albeit in the 100bhp state of tune. The 74bhp and 94bhp diesel engines displacing 1.5- and 1.4-liters respectively promise low running costs meanwhile.
The Transit Courier can carry a maximum weight of 660kg in its load bay, which has been tweaked to offer a length of 6.6 feet. It is due to go on sale in the spring of 2014. It can be specced with a lot of options such as Ford's SYNC, rear view camera and voice activated in-car connectivity system.
Barb Samardzich, European VP of Product development, Ford, said “With the all-new Transit range, we expect sales to grow to 400,000 units per year by 2016, well over 50 per cent more than we sell today.”