All the way back in 1961, Ford was seeking to provide great transportation for larger families and groups. The original Econoline van quickly became the best-selling van in America. As the line evolved into the E-series, van changes, adaptations, and improvements helped keep the Ford name at the top of the list for quality transportation. From Girl Scout and church groups, to large families and sports teams, these vans offered dependability and plenty of room. If you’re still in the market for one of the old E-series vans, be sure to check with Bloomington Ford. But if you want to purchase an even newer and improved van, the 2016 Transit, Transit Connect, and Transit Connect Wagon offer many more modern options.
Transit Line Introduced a New Type of Van
With the introduction of the Transit van in 2014, the position of best-selling van quickly went from the E-series to this new, more flexible and modern van. The record sales continued through 2014 and into 2015, while designers were working behind the scenes to create an even better van for the 2016 model year. Not only do the Transit vehicles look sleeker and more modern than the E-series vans, they have been completely redesigned to drive better and be more comfortable.
The 2016 Ford Transit vans and wagons offer better performance, more technology innovation, and more interaction with drivers. With conversational voice recognition, touch screen, and easy-to-understand graphics, the Transit line featuring SYNC 3 is designed to help drivers connect easily and efficiently while on the road. This eliminates many dangerous distractions and unsafe driving habits.
In the interest of safety, Ford has also included a rearview camera and trailer hitch assist as standard equipment. With blind spot information system and cross traffic alert driving, passing and changing lanes are much safer as well.
Variety Is the Spice of Life
When it comes to flexibility, there are 58 vehicle configurations available to meet your needs. Whether you want the dual sliding door option for ease of access, or medium and high roof options for more space, the Transit line is ready for your demands. Called the “un-minivan” the Transit offers the most flexible seating in its class, with standard 2nd row fold-flat bucket seating, a six-way power seat for the driver, and cloth seating for the first time.
The Ford Transit line offers a flexible-fuel system with a 2.5 liter 1-4 engine. Flex fuel vans have been designed to give you the freedom to choose E85 fuel, unleaded gasoline, or a combination of the two. EcoBoost is available on the Transit Connect and Transit Connect Wagon XLT. Power, performance, and great gas mileage are goals met and exceeded with the new Transit line.
If you want to check out the newest models in the Ford van family, visit your local Indianapolis Ford dealers in September 2015. You’ll be amazed at the amount of comfort and luxury in these new Transit vans, when compared to the original Econoline or the newer E-series models. Ford is moving with the times, and is keeping those of us with large families or groups of people to transport both safe and comfortable on the road!