Ford has announced the updates to the 2016 Ford Transit, which is offered in three versions: Transit, Transit Connect and the Transit Connect Wagon.
Ford has announced the updates to the 2016 Ford Transit, which is offered in three versions: Transit, Transit Connect and the Transit Connect Wagon. The updates to “America’s best-selling van” include the availability of Ford’s new SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, a rearview camera and new customization options.
The new SYNC 3 system now features faster performance, more conversational voice recognition, a more innovative smartphone-like touch screen and easier-to-understand graphical interface. The 2016 Ford Transit now comes standard with a rearview camera and trailer hitch assist technology. Trailer hitch assist automatically engages when the vehicle is shifted into reverse and displays a graphical overlay on the screen that helps guide drivers to line up a hitch with a trailer.
Four new paint colors debut for the 2016 model year: Shadow Black, Caribou, Magnetic and Race Red. An available speed limitation feature for fleet customers that caps top speed at 70 mph – providing another option to help encourage safe driving habits and help reduce fuel costs.
The 2.5L four-cylinder also gets a flexible-fuel system for Transit Connect vans that aren’t sold in California emissions states. The system gives the Transit Connect the ability to run on E85, unleaded gasoline or a blend of the two.