2017 Ford E-Series Chassis Cutaway Get 6.2L V-8 Option, Upgrades For Transit LineupPosted in News on March 2, 2016
Ford just announced that the 2017 E-Series stripped chassis cutaway vans will receive the 6.2L V-8 engine as an option, and the Transit Connect will get enhanced ergonomics, as well as upgraded technology at the 2016 NTEA Work Truck Show.
The stripped- chassis E-Series cutaway models, often modified into ambulances, delivery vans, and motorhomes, will get the 6.2L engine option midyear for 2017 models. The 6.2L has been the standard engine in the Ford Super Duty for several years now, as well as many peoples’ favorite truck, the Raptor, which will provide buyers a powerful and more fuel efficient option over the standard 6.8L V-10. The biggest benefit for buyers and aftermarket builders is the E-85 flex-fuel capability in addition to an available CNG/propane prep package giving this chassis multi-fuel capability.
For the 2017 Transit, Ford has upgraded the technology and the interior with enhanced ergonomics. The biggest interior improvement is the walk-through center console that allows for easy access from the front cabin to the rear cargo area. Cloth 10-way adjustable seats (that are also heated) give drivers the ability to find the most comfortable seating position to alleviate driver fatigue.
Upgraded electronics improve the ability to add accessories with ease, including the high-capacity upfitter switches, a heavy-duty alternator, and dual-battery system. A new Sync 3 system with 6.5-inch touch screen with navigation is available giving the driver the ability to drive safer and get to the their destination quicker without getting lost.
Orders for the 2017 Transit Connect cargo van begin on-line March 14 with availability in September of this year. For more information of the E-Series cutaway chassis or the Transit, check out ford.com