All those business owners who look for a versatile van know very well that the Transit is an excellent choice, thanks to a fantastic combination of numerous practical features. Therefore, we have no doubt that the 2021 Ford Transit will be able to do the same. Despite that the current generation has been around for about seven years, commercial vehicles usually have a much longer production cycle. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the 2020 model year came with loads of changes and received a full facelift. Still, that doesn’t mean that we couldn’t see changes for the next year either. It looks the Blue Oval company is preparing something really interesting.
2021 Ford Transit Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Ford Transit definitely won’t change, as the current-year model has arrived with loads of novelties. This was a typical facelift, where the popular and quite capable van was updated and upgrade in many ways. First of all, we saw a completely new front fascia, so the Transit now follows the brand’s latest design language. Other than that, the exterior design remained pretty much the same, including both aesthetics and mechanics.
When it comes to interior design, the biggest novelty is a new dashboard. It looks far better than before, thanks to the implementation of new aesthetics, higher-quality materials and several additions to the list of standard equipment. The rest of the cabin, though, has remained the same.
All in all, it’s hard to expect any bigger changes in these aspects for the 2021 Ford Transit. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see a couple of novelties in terms of standard features.
2021 Ford Transit Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, the North American model will carry on in the same way. Of course, we are talking about a super capable and potent 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. That’s a quite respectable amount of power and you will be able to get a 2021 Ford Transit with this engine only if you live in North or South America. The recent update has also brought a turbodiesel engine to the North American market, which features a 2.0-liter bi-turbo engine, the same one that can be found in the Ranger Raptor. It puts out around 210 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
Some sources suggest that the 2021 Ford Transit might come with a hybrid powertrain. This would include a completely new powertrain setup and, most likely, this version would remain reserved for the European market. Of course, European drivers may count on diesel versions as well.
2021 Ford Transit Connect
If you’re looking for something smaller but still pretty capable, the 2021 Ford Transit Connect will be in the offer as well. Moreover, it will come with several changes and the biggest one is definitely a new 2.5-liter engine, which comes with compressed natural gas/propane conversion capability. Also, we are about to see some novelties in terms of standard safety features, as well as new Taxi versions. Just like the current model, it will be offered in both passenger and cargo variants, as well as in a couple of different trim levels, with different amounts of standard equipment.
Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Ford Transit sometime late in the year, with the base price around 33.000 dollars. Some of the competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Chevrolet Express, Nissan NV Cargo etc. The Ford Transit Connect should come at the same time of year, with the base price around 25.000 dollars.