Noting that more motorhomes are built on Ford chassis than any other brand, Ford Pro is targeting the van-life trend with the new 2023 Ford Transit Trail van. The upfit-ready adventure van is designed to leverage the same capability, versatility and customization options that helped make Ford Transit America’s best-selling commercial van.
“No matter the task at hand—delivering packages or enjoying life off the grid—customers can rely on their Transit to get the job done,” Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis said. “Our decades of experience in the motorhome industry and insights from the van-life community helped us design a vehicle that makes it easier for adventure seekers to start their next journey.”
Available in three cargo van configurations, including medium- and high-roof models and a high-roof extended-length variant, the new Ford Transit Trail is equipped for improved off-highway capability with the following standard features and capabilities:
- 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission
- Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, with five selectable drive modes, including Normal, Eco, Mud/Ruts, Tow/Haul and Slippery
- 3.5-inch increased ride height, a 2.75-inch wider track, 30.5-inch Goodyear Wrangler Workhorse all-terrain tires, and 16-inch black alloy wheels
- Black grille with integrated marker lamps and black HID headlamps, unique skid plate-style front bumper, splash guards, wheel arch cladding, front wheel arch liners, and slider-style driver- and passenger-side steps
- Heavy-Duty Trailer Package with up to 6,500-lb. towing capacity for hauling a boat, four-wheelers, snowmobiles or other adventure toys
- Tech features that enable confidence while on and off the trail with Intelligent Access with push-button start, Blind Spot Assist 1.0, Reverse and Side Sensing systems, Adaptive Cruise Control; and
- SYNC 4 with SiriusXM with 360L, HD Radio and Ford Power-Up software updates, a 12-inch touchscreen, a high-resolution digital camera, and 110-volt, 12-volt and USB outlets.
Home on the road
Transit Trail in the high-roof, extended-length configuration provides van-lifers up to 487 cubic feet of cargo space to upfit. Both high-roof variants provide full standing room to people as tall 6-feet, 5-inches. The cargo area floor in the extended-length model stretches more than 14 feet.
Drillable areas positioned specifically for cabinetry, shelving, bed and more allow upfitters to consider ca wide range of configurations. Privacy glass and an optional roof vent fan make time spent in the van more comfortable. Creature comforts in the cabin include an overhead shelf, illuminated sun visors and driver and passenger swivel seats.
An available Upfitter Package helps travelers power auxiliary accessories such as an exterior light bar and includes high-capacity upfitter switches, a larger center console, an auxiliary fuse panel with a high-spec interface connector, dual AGM batteries and a modified vehicle wiring system.
Backed by Ford Pro
As part of the Transit family of vans, the Transit Trail adventure-ready chassis is re-tuned and tested to meet the same durability standards as the rest of the Transit lineup, and comes with Ford’s 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Transit Trail owners can also benefit from access to the Ford Pro network of upfitters and interior installers easily accessible on fordupfits.com.
Assembled in Missouri, home of the Kansas City Assembly Plant, Transit Trail is built to provide do-it-yourselfers and motorhome distributors with a turnkey canvas direct from the factory, Ford added. Current MSRP for Transit Trail starts at $65,975. For more information on the 2023 Transit Trail, visit www.ford.com.