The premiere of the new Ford Transit mHEV hybrid with the 2.0 EcoBlue diesel engine and the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid with 1.0 EcoBoost petrol-electric van, is coming up this week. The American manufacturer is presenting a revolutionary engine. This may be the premiere of the year.
Just before the International Commercial Vehicle Exhibition (IAA) in Hannover, Ford is unveiling the mystery of the next generation of its largest supplier – Transit. Modernized interior and modern telematic system, special applications and internet connectivity will optimally plan your work and route with the most efficient use of Transit’s engine.
The debut of new engines from the EcoBlue family
The basic engine of the new Transit will be a 2-liter turbodiesel from the EcoBlue series. Apart from it, Ford offers new diesel engines from the EcoBlue family, which are a response to the new emission standards for commercial vehicles. A big surprise may be the so-called soft hybrid, 2-liter Diesel supported by a 48-volt electric battery. It will be powered by energy recovered during rolling and braking of the car. Its task is to support the combustion engine at the moments of the highest load, e.g. during overtaking. This will reduce fuel consumption and improve the dynamics of the car.
Another novelty announcing the electrified future is a hybrid engine with the ability to charge the batteries from the socket used in the Transit Custom PHEV model. It will be a hybrid with an extender, i.e. a so-called zoom magnifier. This means that the supplier will have a 50-kilometer-long zero-emission reach, using only an electric motor. Transit Custom PHE will have a 1.0 EcoBoost gasoline engine, known among others from Fiesta and Focus, whose task will be to generate electricity for an electric motor. According to the manufacturer’s assurances, the vehicle with the use of both engines will have a range of 500 km.
The new Transit will have its premiere this week – September 20 at the commercial vehicle fair in Hannover.