Rivervale Reviews the Ford Transit Minibus

Rivervale Reviews the Ford Transit Minibus

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…

Ford Transit Interior & Exterior Features

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.

Read more: Rivervale’s Guide to the all new Ford Transit Van

Ford Transit Safety Features

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.

Ford Transit Trim Levels

The Ford Transit comes in and is available in two different trim levels: The trend model and the base model. Standard features found at each trim level can be seen in the table below;

Ford Transit Trim Levels

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

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Ford Transit Engines

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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