Ford Pro has announced significant vehicle performance upgrades coming in 2024 to the Ford Transit.
The Ford Transit and E-Transit models gain a comprehensive step up in standard connectivity features and Ford Power‑Up wireless update capability.
New software simplifies aftermarket conversions and automates repetitive tasks for drivers.
Chassis improvements and an eight-speed automatic transmission option boost payload and improve vehicle performance, handling and efficiency.
New 2024 Ford Transit features include SYNC 4 communication and information system, supported by a standard 12-inch centrally-mounted touchscreen and 8-inch digital instrument cluster for a driver-focussed, intuitive cab, with Connected Navigation for real-time traffic information to help drivers plan routes and Ford’s latest 5G modem.
Ford Pro’s Upfit Integration System, which lets drivers control aftermarket installed equipment via digital buttons on the standard in-cab touchscreen and also links to Ford Pro software packages for remote monitoring – for example, to track temperature in refrigerated vehicles carrying pharmaceuticals or food and drink where an uninterrupted cold chain is essential
A comprehensive suite of advanced driver assistance systems for driver safety is to become standard for 2024 FordTransits, including Pre-Collision Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Alert & Aid, and Intelligent Speed Assist.
Driver assistance packs include a Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centring and Stop & Go, and Auto Park Assist with a 360-degree camera completes the latest driver-tech gadget additions.
The 2024 Ford Transit model introduces a new eight-speed automatic transmission option for front-wheel drive Transits to improve performance, efficiency and load-hauling ability.
The new transmission maximises capability with up to 4,250kg GVM and 6,000kg GTM 7 – an increase of 700kg and 1,750kg respectively.
New wheel hub and brake systems reduce weight by up to 27kg depending on vehicle configuration.
The design also allows the brakes to be changed more easily, shortening servicing time by up to two hours when replacing all four discs.
New 16-inch wheels become standard across the 2024 model.
A new heavy-duty Gross Axle Weight Rating pack is also now available for front-wheel drive models, raising the front axle maximum weight to 2,000kg from 1,850kg to increase conversion potential.
The latest Transit and E-Transit models are available for customer order later this month and enter production next year, with deliveries expected from summer 2024.