Changes for 2016 Ford Transit and Transit Connect
The Ford Transit was redesigned for the 2015 model year, but like Ford always does with a recently redesigned model, they have made a few tweaks to push the cargo and crew vans even further. It was just announced that there have been some changes for the 2015 Ford Transit and Transit Connect, and although the upgrades are not substantial, they definitely help to make the Transit model range better than it has ever been before—and that’s saying a lot.
One of the biggest changes for the Transit line is the addition of Sync 3, Ford’s new communications and entertainment system. The improved technology features faster performance, improved voice recognition that allows you to speak more naturally, and a more smartphone-like touch screen and easier-to-understand graphical interface to help drivers of the Transit connect while on the road.
Seeing as the Ford Transit and Transit Connect are most often used by small businesses, the new Sync 3 system is definitely exciting. It will make it so much easier for businesses to operate smoothly, and will also make it easier, but also safer for employees who drive the vehicles to communicate while behind the wheel. Not surprisingly, Sync 3 is just one of the changes for the 2016 model year.
According to the automaker, all 2016 Ford Transit vans and wagons will also include a rearview camera and trailer hitch assist technology as standard equipment. The trailer hitch assist engages when the vehicle is shifted into reverse and displays a graphical overlay on the screen that makes it easy to line up a hitch with a trailer. The feature is just another example of how the upgrades will help to make the 2016 model of the Transit more impressive than previous generations were.
In addition to the features that we just mentioned, there will be some new configuration options that will take the total number of configurations from 47 in the 2015 model year, all the way up to 58. Among the new configurations are dual sliding side cargo doors on medium and high roof vans.
If you are interested in putting any of the new features of the 2016 Ford Transit vans to the test for yourself, we encourage you to check back here on our website this September, as that is when Ford will begin shipping the upgraded crew and cargo vans to dealerships such as ours here at Matt Ford. While you wait, feel free to read more about the Transit right here on the Matt Ford blog.
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