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Ford details new options for 2021 Transit


David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Ford has announced updates to the Transit van series for the upcoming 2021 model year, including several available packages.

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Three new option packages for the Transit include the updated Transit Motorhome Prep Package for cutaway, the new RV Prep Package for cargo van and a new Adventure Prep Package for cargo or crew van.

The Motorhome Prep Package includes Adaptive Cruise Control. Customers can also choose an available new economy-rated version of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine designed to support high frontal area conversions like larger motorhomes.

The RV Prep Package includes driver-assist features including a side-sensing system, Adaptive Cruise Control and a heavy-duty trailer tow offering. Exterior enhancements include front fog lamps. Inside, four-way manual swivel driver and passenger seats are standard, as is an eight-speaker sound system.

The Adventure Prep Package bundles together camper van options including all-wheel drive, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, 3.73:1 limited-slip differential rear axle, heavy-duty front axle and privacy glass. Driver-assist features include Adaptive Cruise Control, reverse and side-sensing systems, and Blind Spot Information System. Standard technology includes an 8-in. color touch screen with Sync 3 and dual USB ports, power point and dual absorbent glass mat batteries.


A new Parcel Delivery Package includes a number of design refinements standard for 2021 Transit that provide improved access to the cargo compartment. The manual parking brake on the floor by the driver’s seat has been replaced in all Transit vans up to 9,500 lbs. GVWR by an electronic parking brake, creating a 50% wider clear aisle between the front seats, Ford says.

An optional center console with right-side shifter further improves walkthrough and offers more than 7 in. of additional driver leg room, Ford says. The overhead shelf is now optional, providing more clearance when standing. The Parcel Delivery Package adds 50/50 hinged rear doors featuring a wide 253-degree opening and full interior lighting. The armrests have been eliminated from both the driver and passenger seats to further improve cargo access.


Available for Transit passenger van XLT, the new Livery Package includes 10-way power seats finished in ebony leather seating surfaces for all passengers, power sliding side door, HID headlamps, full privacy glass and 16-in. silver wheels.

A honeycomb mesh grille is standard on all 2021 Transit models. Production begins this fall at Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

RELATED: Watch our test drive of the 2020 Ford Transit here.



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