Rivervale Reviews the Ford Transit
Planning to take your students away on a trip to the National History Museum in Central London? Or maybe you want to take your students to the world-famous Stonehenge up in Wiltshire, England? Our all-new Ford Transit 460 Trend is the ideal minibus to satisfy all your transport needs.
Our account manager for education Sharon Gilpin takes a look around the new Ford Transit 460 trend…
Interior & Exterior
The front end of the minibus gets a huge front grille with standard headlights mounted in the rear. Inside, the Ford Transit seats up to 17 passengers (including the driver) on a long wheelbase. Passengers are well catered for with extremely comfortable seats that allow for more headroom and legroom, adjustable seatbelts for all age groups and sizes, large overhead luggage racks for backpacks, air conditioning, 5 emergency exits, a multifunctional steering wheel, a gear lever that isn’t out of reach for the driver as well as a console that has clear displays for operating the stereo and phone controls - all of which combine for the ultimate minibus travelling experience for both the driver and passengers.
The Ford Transit boasts a range of impressive safety features that come as standard such as AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, driver and front passenger airbags, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Rear parking sensors and Lane Keeping Alert with Driver Alert can be added, but this comes as an additional cost. There is also a fire extinguisher inbetween the driver and front passenger seats incase of an emergency.
The Ford Transit comes in and is available in two different trim levels: The trend model and the base model. Standard features can be seen as per the table below;
|Ford Transit Minibus Trend||Ford Transit Minibus Base|
|Leather-trimmed gear knob ✔️||High series instrument cluster with trip computer ✔️|
|High visibility pack ✔️||Ford SYNC radio/CD system with 3.5" dot matrix multi-functional display. Voice Control and AppLink (includes Emergency Assistance), audio streaming, USB connectivity, steering wheel remote audio controls and four front speakers ✔️|
|Cruise control with Adjustable Speed Limiter ✔️||Leather-trimmed 4 spoke steering wheel ✔️|
|Front and rear manual air conditioning ✔️||Cruise control with Adjustable Speed Limiter ✔️|
|Reclining seats with armrests ✔️||Driver's 8-way seat adjust ✔️|
|Lockable glovebox ✔️||Passenger's 4-way seat adjust ✔️|
|Front fog lights ✔️||Rake- and reach-adjustable steering column ✔️|
|Projector-style halogen reflector lights with static cornering lights ✔️||Driver's and front passenger's airbags ✔️|
|Titanium effect front grille (Ebony black front grille on models with Adaptive Cruise Control) ✔️||Electrically-operated front windows ✔️|
|Electrically-operated/heated door mirrors ✔️||Remote central locking ✔️|
|Full wheel covers (with single rear wheels) ✔️||Shift Indicator light ✔️|
|Rear privacy glass ✔️||Courtesy lights with theatre dimming ✔️|
|Front and Rear parking sensors ✔️||Map-reading lights ✔️|
|Easy-clean rubber floor covering ✔️|
|Passenger side load door footwell illumination ✔️|
|Lane Keeping alert ✔️|
|Driver alert ✔️|
|Daytime running lights ✔️|
|Door mirrors with large blind spot eliminator and integrated side indicators ✔️|
|Integrated rear step ✔️|
|Passenger's sliding side load door and power step ✔️|
|Half cap wheel covers (front wheels only on dual rear wheel models) ✔️|
|Headlight courtesy delay ✔️|
|Wide bodyside mouldings ✔️|
|Rear mudflaps ✔️|
|Euro VI emissions compliant ✔️|
|Ford Easy-Fuel capless refuelling system ✔️|
|Heated windscreen ✔️|
The Ford Transit is manually operated and contains a 2.2TDCi litre turbo diesel engine, producing 125 bhp (brake horsepower). Every part of the vehicle is designed to improve durability and to last longer without needing any maintenance. That’s why service intervals are set at around the 30,000 miles mark so that it can support you on your long journeys on the road.
If you are searching for the best minibus leasing options then you have come to the right place! Rivervale have been the industry leaders for car, van and minibus leasing since 2001. We offer the best prices, the best advice and the very best customer service from start to finish.
We offer a range of payment options for your new minibus including Contract Hire, Finance Lease, Contract Purchase, Lease Purchase, Hire Purchase. For more information please visit our minibus leasing page. If you need further assistance, drop a line to our Account Manager Sharon Gilpin via Sharon@Rivervale.co.uk or by telephone on 01273433480.
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