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Ford unveils automatic Transits 


A new six-speed automatic gearbox has been added to the Ford Transit line-up, with the new model making its debut at the CV Show last week.

The ‘SelectShift’ automatic transmission is available on both the Transit Custom and larger Transit models, and will help meet the requirements of some fleets operating in the delivery and distribution sectors.

Available for the Transit Custom and Transit respectively, the transmission can be specififed with the 130PS and 170PS versions of the EcoBlue diesel engine, with Auto-Start-Stop as standard.

The latest Transit Custom Sport Van series were also revealed at the CV Show, featuring a body kit, colour-coded exterior with body-side mouldings and wheel arch extensions. Specification includes part-leather trim, standard rear view camera and lane departure warning systems.

The company also pulled the wraps off its Transit Courier Sport Van, with exterior styling including skid plates, twin body stripes and black painted door mirrors.

Rounding off Ford’s CV Show reveals was the all-wheel-drive ‘Intelligent AWD’ Transit.