Ford Transit 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Massive standard equipment upgrades for VW Crafter nemesis

Ford has revealed its updated Transit commercial van for the 2020 model year, with significant upgrades to the large van and cab-chassis  model’s standard specification and safety kit.

Standard inclusions on every Transit variant have been increased to include auto emergency braking (AEB – with pedestrian detection), lane keep assist, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.

Rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, a reversing camera, as well as front and rear parking sensors are available on every variant excluding the cab-chassis variants.

Other non-safety spec enhancements include a heated windscreen, auto high-beam lights, auto wipers with heated windscreen, and a 230-volt inverter with 400W household socket.

Every 2020 Ford Transit will also get an 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen (up from the outgoing Transit’s 6.5-inch screen) with Ford’s Sync3 operating system which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Every Transit gets a bigger screen, but sat nav is a $600 option. Every Transit gets a bigger screen, but sat nav is a $600 option.

The Transit continues to be offered with just one engine – a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel producing 125kW/390Nm, mated to either a six-speed manual sending power to the rear wheels, or with a six-speed automatic sending power to the front wheels.

There is a new dual-cab chassis option added to the range for a total of six Transit variants with a new starting price of $50,490 (see pricing table below for more information).

On the options list is premium paint ($650), custom SVO paint ($1400), extra passenger seat ($150 – the standard front-row seat configuration is two), a high roof for van variants ($1500), sat-nav and voice control ($500) and dual sliding load doors for van variants ($1000).

The Transit requires servicing once a year or every 15,000km and is covered by Ford’s five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty promise (provided the customer meets certain conditions). Standard service prices are capped at $349 for the first four years or 120,000km for private and small fleet buyers.

It will go on to do battle with the Volkswagen Crafter (from $48,890), Fiat Ducato (from $42,990) Peugeot Boxer (from $47,470), and Renault Master (from $43,490 – update due soon).

Ford Transit 2020 price

  Six-speed auto FWD Six-speed manual RWD
350L Van $52,990 $58,490
350E Jumbo Van $53,990
470E Jumbo Van $56,990
470E Single Cab Chassis $51,490
470E Double Cab Chassis $54,990