I really like motorhomes, for some reason. I bought an old one to move across the country, and ever since then my standard of true automotive luxury involves a toilet. That’s why I’m excited to see this new generation of RVs built on the Transit platform, and delighted by one particularly clever feature.
Vans will slide: fact. Codrivers are not good at drawing in a lumbering vehicle sliding around on a rally stage: also fact. The World Rally Championship put them to the test recently, and the results were, ah, predictable?
The Blue Bird Micro Bird T-Series is the first Ford Transit to be officially turned into a school bus. Maybe riding the short bus won’t be so embarrassing when it comes with 3.5 liters of two-turbo fury!
Five one-off custom Ford Transit Vans have landed out for SEMA, the far-and-away coolest of which is this "Ultimate Outdoor Adventure" variant. With meaty off-road tires, mean body cladding, and the iconic Ford Raptor face this bad boy is ready to take fifteen of your closest friends skippin' off sand dunes.
The 2015 Ford Transit van is pretty hard to roll over (I know, I tried) but if you really get enthusiastic about wrecking one you'll crash in the comfort of a 15 foot airbag.
The Peel P50 is the world's smallest production car, so fitting in Ford Transit Van's cavernous cargo bay is easy money. But turning all the way around in there? That's impressive, even if it takes a whole lot of working the wheel.
There's something wonderful about being able to fit everything you need for a massive road trip in one ingeniously designed camper van.
Presented at the 2013 Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, a European show dedicated to what Americans call camper vans, the latest Westfalia "Nugget" gives an alternative to those who don't want a giant RV. It's so damn cool.
You can now do your own custom wraps of the new Transit and Transit Connect. Can you top Ford truck flack Mike Levine's Sharknado van?
Noted mechaphiliac and Ford CEO Alan Mulally kisses the seven millionth Ford Transit Van to roll off assembly lines since production first started in 1953. Next year, production of the new generation Transit will begin in Ford's Kansas City plant as we Americans get to kiss the vanny goodness.
The Ford Motor Company rumor mill has been churning. We had heard that in addition to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the Transit cargo van might be getting a diesel offering of some sort.
Everyone agrees that minivans are lame. Anything associated with suburban child rearing tends to get that stigma. But Ford's Euro spec Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom will look pretty awesome to someone who has to schlep around a lot of gear or people.
What you spy here is the still-not-quite-for-Americans cargo twin of the Ford Tourneo Custom shown earlier this year in Geneva. It's for moving stuff. Lots of stuff. Why do you have so much stuff? You must be a hoarder.
Look at this image of the Geneva-bound Ford Tourneo Concept once. Mull it over. Then forget it. Unless you live in Europe and you're in the market for a small van it doesn't matter to you. Ford is killing the E-series to replace it with a Transit van, but it's not this one.
Ford announced today that the evergreen E-series Econoline will be replaced in 2013 with the European Transit van. The new full-size vans will be built in Ford's Kansas City plant, and will possibly debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Say farewell to the E-Series — the era of the T-conoline is now upon us.
This Irish Ford Transit ventures where four by fours fear to tread. It's also a healthy reminder: There's nothing you can do with a nice Jeep that you can't do with an old van and a bunch of friends to push when you get stuck.
Ford's turned their Transit SportVan into an enticing piece of vanning kit, complete with a six-speed manual transmission, Le Mans-style graphics, twin exhausts, and new wheels. But it's going to need more than a 140-hp turbodiesel to be a Supervan.