- New Transit chassis cab derivative with a special low-height chassis – ideal for conversions requiring a low load floor for easy access
- Skeletal chassis offers 200kg weight saving over standard chassis cab – gives better payload, reduced cost of ownership
- Transit skeletal chassis cab is available to order now from the Ford network of 115 UK Transit centres
IF your van business involves deliveries or distribution, then you’ll want to know about this.
A new Ford Transit skeletal chassis cab derivative.
And why would you want to know?
Because the Ford Transit skeletal chassis provides a versatile, low-height platform suitable for a broad range of body conversions.
This could be from general delivery and distribution to removal businesses.
The new Ford skeletal Transit has a 100mm lower chassis height than the standard front-wheel drive chassis cab model. The lower height makes access easier to the load floor.
A lower step height also removes the need for a separate tail lift.
With a 200kg weight reduction compared to the equivalent chassis cab, the optimised design of the skeletal chassis also provides operators with a significant payload advantage – particularly in combination with lightweight body conversions. It should also impact operating costs with the potential for better fuel consumption thanks to the lighter weight.
“Ford’s Transit is already legendary for its huge range of body styles, drivelines and size variants, and this new model takes our offering a significant step further,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe.
“The new Transit skeletal chassis opens up exciting new opportunities for grocery delivery vehicles and other low-floor body conversions where ease of access is paramount.”
The skeletal chassis model is based on a front-wheel drive Transit platform, and features an open-backed cab design that supports easy walk-through from the cab to the load space of the converted body.
There is a choice of three different wheelbase lengths to suit a variety of body conversions, with an optional wide-track rear axle for the two shorter variants. All versions offer a gross vehicle mass of 3.5 tonnes.
The Ford Transit skeletal chassis can be specified with a 2.0‑litre EcoBlue diesel engine in 130PS or 170PS outputs. Standard transmission is six-speed manual; a six speed auto is also available. paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission.