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2021 Ford Transit Even Better for Adventure

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2021 Ford Transit
Look how rugged the 2021 Ford Transit can be!
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Because there’s this whole, uh, seemingly unending global pandemic thing going on, more folks are getting their getaway fixes by heading off the grid. Ford, ever attuned to the sound of shifting trends, just so happens to be in a nice position to capitalize with its 2021 Transit.

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While the 2021 Ford Transit is of course ideal for commercial use, Ford points out that it also offers plenty of options for recreational use. This includes a trio of new prep packages that drop just in time for a 40-year record high in RV sales and a surge in RV interest among Americans. Ford also strengthens the Transit’s value among commercial customer with new packages for parcel delivery and transportation services.

“With many Americans working from home and practicing social distancing during the pandemic, the popularity of recreational vehicles has soared at the same time package delivery has seen incredible growth,” said Tiffany Chang, Ford Motor Company fleet brand strategy manager. “Our new 2021 Transit options help people design the recreational vehicles of their dreams and help enable our commercial customers to more efficiently deliver goods and services across the country.”

2021 Transit gets three getaway-ready prep packages

Ford is all too keen to note that more than half of all motorhomes sold in the United States leverage a Ford chassis. That likely will hold steady thanks to the 2021 Transit, which offers three different prep packages.

The 2021 Ford Transit cutaway gets a Motorhome Prep Package that includes Adaptive Cruise Control and adds the option for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost. The Transit cargo van gets an RV Prep Package that includes a heavy-duty trailer tow package, four-way manual swivel driver and passenger seats, and gotta-have-it tech like a side sensing system.

Aptly named, the Adventure Prep Package for the 2021 Ford Transit cargo and crew vans gets standard all-wheel drive, a 3.73:1 limited-slip differential real axle, and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost. On top of all that, the Adventure Prep Package offers privacy glass, an 8-inch touch screen with SYNC 3, and Blind Spot Information System.

New Transit adds packages for delivery, transport

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Not to be outdone, commercial customers also get a pair of new options with the 2021 Ford Transit. The Parcel Delivery Package is ideal for, well, what it says on the tin. That’s thanks to improved cargo compartment access, an electronic parking brake, and 50/50 hinged rear doors with a 253-degree opening.

Ford also offers a new Livery Package for transportation companies. The Livery Package includes 10-way power seats, ebony leather surfaces, and full privacy glass.

Production on the new and improved 2021 Ford Transit kicks off at Kansas City Assembly Plant this fall.

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