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All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps

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  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
  • All New Ford Transit 350 L4H3 RWD 130ps
 
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Key Information

  • MPG: 37.7
  • Load Height: 2025
  • Load Length: 4217
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Payload: 1111

Vehicle Description

Ten Second Review

The sixth-generation Ford Transit might now be built in Turkey rather than Southampton but don't let that cloud your buying decision. If you want the best large van in its sector, you're looking at it right here. Rivals will doubtless arrive in a couple of years copying what Ford has done right here and now.

Background

If the Ford Transit was a watch, you know it would be a Timex. That old strapline 'Takes a Licking But Keeps on Ticking' is just as appropriate to Ford's hardy perennial, a vehicle that has carved itself a massive share of the UK commercial vehicle market. In previous years, one of the reasons that UK businesses loved the Transit was because they perceived it as a 'British' product, an honest van that rolled off production lines in Southampton. That's changed. Our EU cousins at Ford Otosan in Turkey are now responsible for screwing the sixth-generation Transit together and that may have an effect on the residual goodwill UK buyers have for this vehicle. In other words, the Transit now needs to work harder than ever for its keep. It's time to see what it brings to the market.

Here, we're looking at the Transit range in its largest form. There are now Transit Courier and Transit Connect models to satisfy the compact van market and the Transit Custom to deal with Vivaro, Trafic and Transporter competitors in the medium-shaped van sector. The vehicle we look at here though, badged simply 'Transit', is the full-sized version. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

With a chassis that's designed from a clean sheet of paper, the sixth generation Ford Transit is powered by a 125PS 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel that hails from sunny Dagenham. The range now extends to six different van models with gross vehicle mass (GVMs) of up to 3.5 tonnes. The standard Transit powertrain features the 2.2-litre diesel with a choice of three power ratings. The entry-level output is 100PS, and this can be stepped up to 125 and then 155PS. All models get a six-speed manual transmission and customers also have the option of 125PS and 155PS engines which meet the Euro 6 emission standards.

Available in front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, the Transit has been engineered to keep coming back after the worst abuse imaginable. Its body construction features high-strength and ultra-high-strength boron steels and in development, has covered the equivalent of nearly seven million miles in testing in Europe and North America, with more than 310,000 miles of that total covered by actual Transit customers. Safety tests have been undertaken to ensure the van would behave in a safe and predictable manner when subjected to the worst kinds of impacts experienced in real-world use, one test involving striking a 150mm kerb at 30mph. Ford didn't say how much damage the inevitable Pot Noodle in the cup holder did to the vehicle's interior.

Design and Build

By its definition, a panel van needs to be a big box on wheels, so there's only so much stylists can do to differentiate them externally. Nevertheless, Ford has done quite a good job with this Transit. The front end doesn't immediately look like a Ford product. Previous Transit generations have usually tried to crib whatever the current trend in Ford passenger car styling is and adapt it, more or less successfully, to the bluff front end of a commercial vehicle but while that may work with the smaller Courier, Connect and Custom lines, the latest fully-fledged Transit is a big thing and it looks a bit different. The huge front grille has echoes of the Aston Martin lookalike front end sported by some Ford cars, but thankfully the stylists haven't tried to force the theme.

Inside, the quality looks a good deal better and there's been some budget devoted to actually making the dash look stylish rather than merely functional. The multi-adjustable steering wheel allows a decent driving position and the gear lever is now located close at hand. There's a console that's loaded with buttons to control the various stereo and phone controls, helping you to take calls safely on the move. In fact, the biggest compliment you can pay is that it feels resolutely car-like.

Market and Model

Expect pricing to be broadly inline with the outgoing model. The permutations of body styles are huge. As well as the normal van body, Ford will sell you a double cab in van, a Kombi, a chassis cab and a minibus. We'll stick with just the van body here to save getting too complex. Here, you get a choice of three different wheelbases; L2 (Medium), L3 (Long), and L4 (Long Extended).There are also two roof heights on offer; H2 (Medium Roof) and H3 (High Roof).

Ford offers three different trim levels: base, Trend and ECOnetic. Even the entry-level van gets interior features such as a radio, with AUX, Bluetooth, USB/iPod connectivity and remote controls, a rake- and reach-adjustable steering column , a trip computer, courtesy lights with theatre dimming, an eight-way adjustable driver's seat, remote central deadlocking, electric front windows and an overhead stowage console. Upgrade to the Trend and you get features like cruise control, a lockable glove box, some leather for the steering wheel and gear knob and a complete load compartment half-height trim board.

Practicalities & Costs

In the cargo bay, side-wall angles have been revised to make them more upright and the roof raised slightly to maximise useful space. Plus all versions of this van are around 300mm longer to ensure the load length suits all standard-length pipes, boards, rolls of carpet, and ladders. A wide, high-grip step is integrated into the rear bumper making it easier to step into the cargo area and more convenient when loading by-hand. Side wall-mounted tie-down points help keep the load floor clear and are both DIN and ISO compliant, as is the full steel bulkhead that's fitted as standard. Load space lamps are far brighter than previous models and are fitted as standard. You can also specify the option of ultra-bright LED lighting if required. In a vehicle of this size, it's a smart and highly practical feature. When you've got this much load space, side doors are vital and because they're often used a lot, the whole mechanism is built to maximise ease of use and durability. A double action release handle makes for smooth opening and closing, a 'positive check' latch secures the door when open and a warning beep sounds if the side door isn't shut or locked correctly.

Ford has helped drive down the cost of ownership by setting service intervals at 30,000 miles or 2-years. Day to day running costs are lower too, thanks to technology like Smart Regenerative Charging which only charges the battery when it needs it. Auto-Start-Stop uses around 10 per cent less fuel in typical town driving, while the Ford Eco Mode system continually assesses the effects of your driving behaviour on your fuel consumption and advises you on how to improve fuel economy. Choose the alternative 'ECOnetic' model and you'll get a 7 per cent increase in gear ratios that means longer gearing. You'll also benefit from reduced emissions which are as low as 169g/km. Acceleration Control helps to control the van's rate of acceleration according to whether it's unladen or part-laden. As a result, you can expect to lower your fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent, depending on your driving style. There's also a shift indicator for fuel-efficient gear changes.

Summary

The Ford Transit cannot rely on customer goodwill to maintain its UK market share, that much is clear. Much of that has evaporated with the company's decision to up sticks to Turkey to build the vehicle. Instead the Transit needs to unambiguously better its key rivals in terms of practicality, running costs and ease of use. It's hard to argue that this latest model doesn't do exactly that.

The amount of work that Ford has put in to improve efficiency betrays an almost obsessive attention to detail, zeroing in not only on the things that matter to fleet operators, but also devoting equal attention to what counts for those who will drive this vehicle. Yes, you can buy cheaper vans in this sector, but at what cost? The Transit formula has been calculated to the nth degree and it works. Don't expect that to change anytime soon.

 

Vehicle Specification

Interior Features

  • Driver's Armrest
  • Glovebox (A4 Documents Size)
  • Reach And Rake Adjustable Steering Column
  • 8 way adjustable drivers seat
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Delete easy clean load floor
  • Dual passenger seat + storage box
  • Folding table for dual passenger seat
  • Full steel bulkhead

Driver Convenience

  • Pas
  • Trip Computer
  • Warning Lights
  • Bluetooth
  • Easy fuel capless refuelling system

Exterior Features

  • 270 Degree Opening Rear Doors
  • Electric Windows
  • Part Body Colour Front Bumper
  • Rear Bumper With Integral Step
  • Rear Mudflaps
  • Wide Bodyside Mouldings
  • Solid paint

Fuel Consumption

  • Ec Yes
  • Ec Combined 37.7
  • Ec Extra Urban 41.5
  • Ec Urban 32.8

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Load Height 2025
  • Load Length 4217

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 80
  • Gross Train Weight 5500
  • Gross Vehicle Weight 3500
  • Load Space Volume 15.1
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2800
  • Minimum Kerbweight 2389
  • No. Of Seats 3
  • Payload 1111
  • Plated 2Nd Axle 2250
  • Plated Front Axle 1750

Performance

  • Bhp 130
  • Engine Power Kw 96

General

  • Did At Least One Aspect Of This Vehicles Safety Give Cause For Concern? No
  • Badge Engine Cc 2.0
  • Badge Power 130
  • Battery Volts 12
  • Clutch Single Dry Plate
  • Exhaust System Egr
  • Front Brakes Discs
  • Front Suspension Macpherson Struts
  • Ghost Model For Valuation Purposes No
  • Hand Brake Rear Wheels
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 1
  • Rear Brakes Discs
  • Rear Suspension Leaf Springs
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
  • Service Interval Mileage 36000
  • Special Edition No
  • Special Order No
  • Standard Manufacturers Warranty - Mileage 100000
  • Standard Manufacturers Warranty - Years 3
  • Steering Rack And Pinion
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 120
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage 160000
  • Vehicle Homologation Class N1

Vehicle specification information is supplied by a third party. We endeavour to ensure all information is correct but cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

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Customer Questions

Listed below are the customer questions for the Ford Transit 350 L4 Diesel Rwd 2.0 TDCi 130ps H3 Van. Do you have a question that hasn't been answered yet? If you don't want to give us a call, click here to ask your question and we'll respond in four working hours.

Does the Transit come with air conditioning?

Hi Peter, The New Ford Transit does come with air conditioning but it will come as an additional cost. Air conditioning can be added to the base model or Trend both of which we have available in stock.

How long will it take to get the vehicle?

We have the Ford Transit in stock, so it can be delivered to you within 2-3 weeks.

How many miles per gallon can I get from this van?

The manufacturer quotes that the Ford Transit returns 37.7 mpg.

Do I get breakdown recovery?

The Ford Transit comes with one year of breakdown recovery.

What are the service intervals for this van?

The service intervals for the Ford Transit are 1 year or 20,000 miles.

Customer Reviews

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said on April 17 2018

Perfect vehicle for what we need it for, easy to drive and manoeuvre

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said on April 06 2018

Over all great van!

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said on March 27 2018

It’s really good to drive and looks fantastic now I’ve got my company name on it should have done it years ago

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said on October 25 2017

Great vehicle, does exactly what we need.

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said on May 05 2017

Good vehicle that suits our business needs.

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