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New Ford Transit delivers increased payload

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Enhanced payload is one of the headline improvements of Ford’s new Transit when the two-tonne van goes on sale later this year.

Ford’s engineers have conducted a ‘top to bottom’ programme of weight savings. The introduction of Ford’s first aluminium bonnet for a commercial vehicle in Europe, a composite bulkhead and spin-formed wheels have enabled engineers to reduce the kerb weight of the new Transit.

This has resulted in up to 80kg more load-carrying capability.

“Payload is critical for businesses,” said Michael McDonagh, Transit global chief programme engineer. “Lighter weight also improves fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions so every part of the Ford Transit team worked to a weight-saving target.”

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