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2020 Ford Transit pricing and specs

The plus-sized Ford Transit van has picked up some upgrades in return for a $1000 price increase, following a similar suite of tweaks for the smaller and more popular Transit Custom. Vital driver-assistance safety tech such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam activation, traffic sign recognition, lane-departure warning and lane keeping aids, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert (not on the cab chassis), are all standard...

Ford 'stop sale' on 2.0-litre turbo diesel continues, no word when it will be lifted

Ford Australia does not know how long it will take to fix a problem with more than 2000 vehicles equipped with single-turbo and twin-turbo versions of its 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine – including some versions of the Ranger ute (pictured)...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Ford Transit EV set for 2021 launch

Ford will launch its all-electric Transit van in 2021, as it looks to ramp up its footprint in the world of electrified vehicles. Announced at an event in Amsterdam overnight, the plug-in Transit will go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter and Volkswagen e-Crafter. At least, it will in Europe...

Ford F-Series, Transit to gain pure electric versions

Ford has confirmed it's planning to create pure-electric versions of its legendary F-Series pickup truck, which will sit alongside a plug-in Transit. Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference, CEO Jim Hackett told attendees the company is "going to electrifying the F-Series with battery electric and hybrid, and we are doing the same for Transit"...

Ford begins production of electric Transit vans

Production of an electric Ford Transit van has begun in Europe as part of a partnership with Deutsche Post. Dubbed StreetScooter, these vans start life as a standard Transit chassis built in Turkey. They're fitted with unique bodies and drivetrains at a site near Ford's European headquarters in Cologne, Germany, and finished in DHL's distinctive yellow livery...

2019 Ford Transit revealed, Custom PHEV variant added

Ford has unveiled facelifted versions of its Transit van line-up, with updated styling inside and out, improved technology and a plug-in-hybrid option. The updates apply to the mid-sized Transit Custom, as well as the larger Transit Two-Tonne. From mid-2019, the Transit Custom will be available with a first-in-class plug-in hybrid electric option...

2019 Ford Transit previewed

Ford has announced it will reveal the updated Transit range at the Hanover CV show, which commences September 20. Several big announcements will be made at the event, including the launch of a new two-tonne Transit featuring mild hybrid technology – a first for the segment – along with the debut of the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, which will launch sometime  in 2019...

2019 Ford Transit facelift spied

The fifth-generation Ford Transit has been spied in Europe, on the back of a flat-bed truck. The revised Transit was accompanied by a Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion, both of which were registered to Ford in Cologne. Our spy photography agency has verified both vehicles were returning from a site where the off-road capabilities of vehicles are tested...

Ford Transit gets M-Sport World Rally Car treatment… and it's awesome

We may give the Poms a fair bit of grief - depending on the time of year and what particular sporting event might currently be going on - but, jeez, you've got to give them credit when it's due. And this WRC-inspired Ford Transit Custom is one of those occasions...