You may not know it, but Ford has America’s best-selling van: the Transit. This van is getting even more technology and safety features. Ford Transit Connect updates for the 2016 model year include a rearview camera, SYNC 3, and more customization options.
“These and other updates make the 2016 Ford Transit the smartest, most flexible van ever offered by Ford,” said Yaro Hetman, Ford brand manager for Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series, in a statement. “Transit replaces America’s best-selling van for 35 years, E-Series, first sold in 1961 as Ford Econoline, and we look forward to continuing our leadership in this important segment.”
The Transit is Ford’s best-selling commercial van. Ford’s smaller commercial van is the Transit Connect. Also, there is a third version, the Transit Connect Wagon, which is for personal use.
With the SYNC 3 option, this will give the Transit more communication and entertainment options. It is faster and more intuitive to use than the current SYNC system and drivers will be able to use conversational voice recognition to operate the system.
Coming as new standard equipment will be a rearview camera with trailer hitch assist technology. This feature will turn on automatically when the Transit is put in reverse. It will have a graphical overlap on the screen to help guide drivers when trying to connect a trailer.
The 2016 Ford Transit, Transit Connect, and Transit Connect Wagon will begin arriving at Nick Nicholas Ford in September. We can’t wait!