The six rear-drive models available are powered with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel which produces 114kW and 385Nm, the impulse fed through the only real choice of a six-speed manual transmission. Even the Ford 2018 Ford Transit Wagon range is priced from $47680 to $54180 using the 350L using high-roof option on test here arriving in at $49180 (plus flat-rate prices).
Not to be mistaken with all the lighter one-tonne 2018 Ford Transit Wagon Custom, the two-tonne 2018 Ford Transit Wagon also represents a significant progression from its predecessor, including more generous size, a brand new roof design thought to free up more internal distance, a brand new taxi interior and a very long listing of new features.
The exterior styling was smartened up however is whenever you measure into the cabin which the 2018 Ford Transit Wagon immediately impresses. The flowing and sculpted lines of the dashboard, the fit and finish of the panels and also the leather-wrapped tyre deliver an appearance of quality more readily related to a passenger car in relation to the usual commercial, and then that motif also extends to the level of comfort.
The pushes seat features a high selection of adjustment and has an adjustable armrest, while electric heating system for both the drives and also passenges seats is standard. With a tilt-and-reach flexible steering wheel is easy to find an appropriate position and the all the controls perhaps bar the switches for heat and cooling are simply a short stretch away. 1 small criticism concerns the higher place of the brake pedal, however we acclimatised soon enough.
You can find well-placed bottle and cup holders and taxi storage is equally ample. There are 3 dash-top trays, usually the one on the drives side having a lid plus USB, 12-volt and 3.5mm auxiliary audio inputs, and thers a neat four-compartment overhead shelf and a large glovebox and a pile of space beneath the twin passenger seat unit.
Even the 2018 Ford Transit Wagon benefits from a normal steel bulkhead with window and this helps cabin relaxation significantly, reducing noise and increasing the efficacy of their heating and cooling, which is ducted through big and successful vents.
The pushes do or opens wide but there are no apillar grab-handles to assist entry blessed then the 2018 Ford Transit Wagon has the lowest seat height of their vehicles on test.
Vision is generally good, using relatively skinny A-pillars and large side mirrors, which incidentally have a handy power fold-in feature. Even the bulkhead window is quite small and features a mesh grille, obscuring back vision (though aiding safety), even as the Transit Wagon may be the sole vehicle on test to be paired with wipers on its back barn doors (plus washers and demisters).
Our test vehicls six-speed manual-transmission is only a little notchy in the lower gears but fuss liberated, while the clutch is light and innovative.
Thers a level of non invasive lag to the Ford Duratorq 2.2-litre oiler, nevertheless when the tacho strikes 2000rpm it surges forwards, surfing an impressive wave of torque which doest tail off before 4250rpm. Lag ist a problem in the other vans on test but once the driver has adapted it doest prove overly problematic in the New Ford Transit Wagon.
The lack of NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) is impressive; engine noise is well subdued, with no of the normal diesel rattles or clatter, and also the 2018 Ford Transit Wagon came back the lowest ambient sound reading on test only 75dB(A).)
Even the 2018 Ford Transit Wagon managed the 975kg test weight without complaint and proceeded to streak up steeper hills without any issue. Actually the New Transit Wagon has been the third-strongest actress within our stride runs, behind the Sprinter and Master.
The handling is hard to fault. Even the Transit Wagon stays mainly flat through the bends loaded or not, while is highly compliant and written within speed humps and all the typical bumps and drops that Australian roads throw upward. The front-end didt push through tight, tight rain-lashed roundabouts both, and also with all the weight in the rear the smaller road imperfections only melted away.
Even the New Transit Wagon undoubtedly doest desire such as features. Thers a 3.5-inch digital multifunction display on top of the centre stack, while the audio system (AM/FM/CD/ /MP3/Bluetooth flowing) is hooked around 4 speakers. Even the 2018 Transit additionally benefits from Fors SYNC voice control system; it functioned well and pairing a phone using Bluetooth is simple.
Our test vehicle was fitted using Fors optional City Package, which for $1500 includes front and rear parking sensors and a Placing camera (displayed in the rear-view mirror).
Thers a gear shift index to market fuel economy and over this test the New Ford Transit Wagon came back a healthy 9.5L/100km. That means it is among the better actors, with a very long range afforded by the 100-litre fuel-tank (the biggest on test, equal with all the Daily and also Master).
The well-appointed load bay includes full-height sidewall protection and a plastic floor lining as standard. The latter possesses good security however it’s slippery in the wet. There are just four internal load bay lights, 10 tie down anchor points and a 12-volt socket at the back; thers no rear grab handle to assist entrance but there was just one at the medial side, and thers further storage distance over the roof of the taxi.
Even the 2018 Transit Wagonload bay floor has been the equal highest for test, linking using the Daily in 655mm, although it offered the narrowest diameter between its wheel arches, a T 1300mm.
Even the 2018 Ford Transit Wagon impresses for the comfort and features nonetheless it must be said it also has the cheapest payload within this company, in 1267kg a fact which may be a deal breaker depending on its intended application. Its towing capacity meanwhile falls mid-pack, a T 2750kg.
Considering that its size can also be relatively easy, with a 13.3m turning circle and only 3.25 works of this well-assisted steering from lock to lock.
Ford has certainly taken safety seriously with its New Transit Wagon. Thers a class-leading six airbags as standard, and a thorough equilibrium control program with load elastic control, rollover mitigation, trailer-sway controller and more.
Even the 2018 Ford Transit Wagon faces a stiff resistance in regards to warranty, yet. Even the 2018 Transit Wago three-year/100000km warranty period falls short of this 200000km which is included with the Sprinter, Ducato and also Master (and also the boundless kilometre policy of this Crafter), and road side assistance is only included for the first calendar year.
Its service spans, meanwhile, are all signaled at every 12 weeks or 15000km its rivals simply take that space to double or longer.
Even the New Ford Transit Wagon is just a really modern, comfortable and high-tech van. Is a delight to drive as far as commercials go, but the reduce payload and shorter service intervals will dissuade a few buyers, as may the absence of an automatic transmission.
However, if the application lets you check past those issues the 2018 Ford Transit Wagon wot don’t impress with its easy-driving nature, well-appointed load bay and long collection of creature comforts.