The new Ford Transit chassis cab and cutaway variations feature an enclosed passenger compartment and bare frame to accept aftermarket body modules for a range of vocations. The Transit cutaway is similar to the chassis cab, but with the rear of the passenger compartment open so it can be paired with specialty body modules such as shuttle or school bus bodies. The Ford Transit chassis cab and cutaway will be offered in 138-, 156- and 178-inch wheelbases and in gross vehicle weight ratings from 9,000 to 10,360 lbs.
The foundation for Transit cutaway and chassis cab variants is a uni-ladder structure that combines the cab with a girder frame. High-strength steel used in the frame delivers up to 50,700 PSI and the frame can be extended with support plates, allowing an upfiltted body to accommodate additional cargo. The cab area and uni-ladder frame rails of cutaway and chassis cab Transit models have also been reinforced with boron to add strength and save weight.
Transit models are offered with a range of engines, including the standard 3.7-liter V6 with E85 flex- fuel capability, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost also used in the Ford F-150, and an all-new 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel. Ford will also offer the Transit 3.7-liter V6 with a compressed natural gas/liquid propane gas (CNG/LPG) prep kit. All engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Transit cutaway and chassis cab models can be specified with a factory-installed towing package, including hitch and lighting connections, as well as a pre-wire package for upfitted body lighting.