The 2013 Detroit Auto Show is in full swing. While a majority of the concepts and updated models are aimed at the consumer market, the automakers are giving commercial buyers something to lust over, too.
Ford featured its full-size 2014 Ford Transit Commercial Van, the largest vehicle in Ford’s latest Transit series (which has replaced the E-series commercial vans). Announced on Tuesday, the van features the boxy European design found in the series’ more compact Transit Connect and Transit Wagon.
According to AutoWeek’s Angie Fisher, the latest addition to the Transit series comes with three roof height options and a standard 3.7-liter V6 engine–making it more fuel-efficient than its E-series predecessor. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel models are also available (as is a CNG conversion kit).
The boxiness of the full size Transit’s design also means more cargo room. Jerry Garrett from the New York Times’ Wheels blog puts it perfectly:
“How’s It Look? Like a big box on wheels–which it most certainly is. That’s the whole idea of the Transit line design–maximum box, minimum weight. No wasted space.”
Motor Trend has a slideshow with plenty of pictures of the new Transit, which is expected to hit dealerships in fall 2014. Ford has not released pricing yet.