2016 Ford Transit, Transit Connect Get Sync 3, Other Updates
Also Speed Governor Upgrade, Standard Rearview Camera, Auxiliary Fuse Panel
Commercial and utility-oriented vehicles are getting just as tech savvy as passenger cars, with owners and fleet operators often demanding the same level of technology and sophistication as consumer-oriented vehicles. To that end, Ford will offer its new QNX-based Sync 3 system on the Transit fullsize van and Transit Connect compact cargo and passenger vans. Snyc 3 adds the ability for over-the-air software updates when paired with a home WiFi hub, as well as faster response, improved ergonomics, and ease of use.
Other updates to the 2016 Transit include a standard rearview camera and trailer hitch assist. Transit cargo vans are also available with dual sliding side doors for even more flexibility and convenience. Fleet customers also have the ability to set the vehicle’s top speed to 70 mph, in addition to the previous settings of 65 and 75 mph. Transit cargo van and Wagon (passenger) configurations also get a standard auxiliary fuse panel for easier wiring of accessories. Additionally, an absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery is optional on all gas engines to handle increased electrical loads.
On the smaller Transit Connect, the 2.5L I-4 gets flex fuel capability and an included perimeter alarm system on models equipped with remote start. Finally, a blind spot warning system is available on Transit Connect Wagon models, and the Titanium model gets standard second-row fold-flat bucket seats. The 2016 Ford Transit and Transit Connect models will be in dealer showrooms in September.