The Ford Transit is America’s best-selling van. You’ve no doubt spotted many of them carrying Amazon packages of late. But the Transit is not just a popular vehicle for delivery fleets. It’s also a popular base vehicle for American camper van outfitters and other recreational vehicles, a market that is booming right now. And Ford is acknowledging that by offering some new options on the 2021 Transit aimed at recreational vehicle owners in addition to the new Transit Trail.
The Transit will offer an Adventure Prep package. This package will include all-wheel-drive, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, a heavy-duty front axle, a 3.73:1 limited-slip differential rear axle, privacy glass, adaptive cruise control, reverse and side sensing systems and Ford’s Blind Spot Information System.
An RV Prep package will include a side-sensing system, adaptive cruise control, a heavy-duty trailer tow setup, fog lamps, four-way manual swivel seats and an eight-speaker sound system. Cutaway cab buyers can also opt for a Motorhome Prep package with adaptive cruise control and an economy-rated version of the 3.5-liter V6 optimized for motorhome conversions.
Ford’s also nodding to those using Transit as their personal adventure vehicles with three new color choices and three new wheel options. A fetching honeycomb grille is now standard as well.
These options aren’t quite Ford going full Bronco on the Transit accessories front or mocking up some interiors and building out camper vans from the factory. But the additions should still be welcome to those building their vehicles or having them custom-crafted. Any helpful adventure-related feature Ford can introduce on the front end saves the buyer effort and time adding it later on.