Hassett has it! The all-new Transit from Ford, America’s full–size van leader, is a major transformation of the van you have been accustomed to driving. Designed for capability and flexibility and engineered to Built Ford Tough standards for durability, the Transit does everything from hauling cargo to transporting people. Transit’s latest version, which has been redesigned with more options and more configurations than last years’ updated model, is offered in three body styles: cargo van, XL wagon and XLT wagon. The new V6 engine is more fuel- efficient and has more horsepower and torque than the base V-8 engine that it replaced.
The best in engineering from Europe and the USA has gone into this vehicle. Whatever trade you’re in or job you do, Hassett of Wantagh can help you configure a Transit to optimize your business. The Transit Van is available in three roof heights and three body lengths. Design your Transit cargo van or passenger wagon to fit your business by selecting body style, height, color and options.
There’s two connected stories about the Ford Transit, Ford’s all-new van designed for commercial use, floating around on the internet this week; one of the stories is a bit more practical and relevant to us at Hassett Auto, but the other story is just so much fun that we’d rather talk about that one.
That “fun” story is how American Pickers, History Channel’s popular show about Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz scouring the nation for priceless antiques, will from now on be featuring a Ford Transit on every episode. Wolfe and Fritz, after searching long and hard for a new car to replace their classic Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, finally settled on the Transit. “The biggest thing is, when the van is full, then we’ve got to come home. I’m interested in real estate on wheels,” Wolfe said in the first episode to feature the Transit, which aired April 30. “There were four of five different vehicles I was looking at, and I just keep coming back to the Ford as the better choice.”
Ford is honoring the Transit’s addition to the American Pickers team with a special scavenger hunt—they’ve hidden 10 scale models of the Transit in antique shops around the country. Find one and you’ll be entered in a contest to win a new Transit. The Transit will be produced at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant, which will be adding 2,000 jobs soon as part of the plant’s expansion.
All of us here at Hassett are so excited to announce that the new Ford Transit was just named the ‘International Van of the Year 2014’! This really is exciting for Ford as this award makes Ford the first single manufacturer to win this award two years in a row. And beyond that, Ford has now made it very clear how serious they take commercial vehicles.
“The all-new Transit Connect has moved the game on for compact vans – and we are really proud to win this significant award again,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president of Product Development, Ford of Europe. “The new Transit Connect is just as tough and hard-working as all our commercial vehicle range, and comes with smart new looks and much lower fuel bills.”
If you’ve never driven a Ford transit Connect, they are very similar to cars in terms of comfort and efficiency – but that’s where the similarities stop. The Transit Connect is a ruggedly built truck, certified to Ford Light Commercial Vehicle Durability Standards, providing a maximum payload of 1,600 lbs. and up to 129.6 cu. ft. of cargo space. It’s no wonder why so many businesses count on the Transit Connect to deliver day-in and day-out.
Interested in getting one or two of these for your business? Stop by Hassett Automotive today! We have a great selection of Transit Connects and a service center to help keep them running strong for many, many years.