Are you a fan of the compact family van segment? If you are, we have good news for you. Ford has shown us a new compact family van, namely the 2020 Ford Transit Van at this year’s Work Truck Show not long ago.
The upcoming compact family van seems to get some changes and upgrades as well. If you want to know what kind of changes and upgrades the new van is going to get, simply read on. We will tell you about its redesign, features, performance, release date and price.
2020 Ford Transit Van Redesign & Update
There will be a redesign of the upcoming van, both for its exterior and interior. For the exterior, the front fascia will be more attractive than before with a wagon-like front end. The sides will be slightly changed while the rear is more or less the same with the current design. For the interior, the ergonomics of the van will be improved and there will be a touchscreen infotainment display available inside.
The upcoming 2020 Ford Transit Connect will have new features. For example, Pre-collision Assist with automatic emergency and pedestrian detection. This feature will scan the road ahead and then warn the driver in case a crash is possible according to the vehicle’s speed and conditions ahead. There are also features such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist and a rearview camera.
Performance & Fuel Economy
The upcoming van is going to have three engine options: 1.5-liter, 2.0-liter, and 2.5-liter engines. Each of these engines is made for a specific purpose. Let’s see each one.
- The first is a 1.5-liter incline-4, which previously is limited to Europe market. This engine is designed to have the best fuel economy. Ford targeted its fuel economy to be above 30 mpg, albeit it may get closer to 40 mpg in reality.
- The second engine is a 2.0-liter inline-4 with direct injection paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. This will be the standard engine. This engine will come with a heavy-duty battery, which makes it the perfect option for work vehicles.
- The third engine is a 2.5-liter incline-4 paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. Previously, this engine is used as the standard engine. For the 2020 iteration, however, it will be limited to a fleet-only vehicle.
Just as the Ford Transit Wagon, the Ford Transit Cargo Van is capable of towing up to 2,000 lbs. The upcoming van also has a unique capability. Without any load, it is able to make a U-turn in the street. You can’t find such unique features combination in other Ford vehicles.
2020 Ford Transit Van Release Date and Price
As far as we know, there is no exact release date announced by Ford yet. It should enter the market later this year. The price has not been announced, either, but we predict its starting price to be less than $30,000.
These are the changes and upgrades for the upcoming Ford Transit Van, ford transit is divided into several types, based on the number of seats. there are two types, namely 2020 Ford Transit Van 12 Passenger and 2020 Ford Transit Van 15 passenger. The new van gets redesigned, lots of useful features and capable yet efficient engines. As such, we expect it to be an overall good van.