The new Ford Transit Courier will offer van operators best-in-class fuel efficiency and load space when the first models are delivered to customers in early summer.
Ford’s first small Transit van delivers unsurpassed fuel efficiency across the diesel and petrol engines range. The 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi, engine achieves up to 76.3mpg and 97g/km CO2 emissions, and the multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost offers 54.3mpg and 119g/km CO2 – 15 per cent better than the closest rival.
The stylish new Ford Transit Courier offers 10 per cent more load volume than its direct competitors with 2.3m3 (SAE ) behind the bulkhead, as well as a longer load length at floor level, and greater access width through the sliding side doors.
The compact and versatile van also brings a new level of technology and functionality to the segment with class-leading safety features, in-cab stowage space and connectivity, including Ford SYNC with emergency assistance.
Aimed at the urban delivery market and small businesses requiring a functional and compact van, the new Ford Transit Courier will generate new sales for Ford in the fast-growing small commercial vehicle segment. This adds to the momentum created by the larger products from the redesigned and expanded Ford Transit range.
Following the introduction of the new Transit, Transit Custom and Transit Connect models starting in late 2012, Ford’s CV sales have increased 10.2 per cent in the first three months of 2014 – the company’s highest for the period since 2011.
“The new Transit Courier is an affordable, hard-working van that offers unrivalled fuel economy and bigger load space than its closest competitors,” said Paulo Giantaglia, chief programme engineer, Transit Courier, Ford of Europe. “This is the perfect vehicle for today’s busy city streets, and will bring Transit capability to a whole new group of customers.”