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Will the new Ford Transit be a good way to cut costs?

Will the new Ford Transit be a good way to cut costs?

The 2012 Ford Transit will offer new powertrains and additional green technologies that help motorists cut costs.

According to the manufacturer, the range will be equipped with the 2.2 Duratorq TDCi engine and a "comprehensive range" of ECOnetic technologies, including Auto-Start-Stop and Speed Limiter systems.

The 2.2-litre engine has been designed to power all Transit derivatives, regardless of driveline arrangements, while the vans will also meet new, stricter Euro Stage 5 standards.

Stephen Odell, chairman and chief executive at Ford of Europe, noted that the new range would ensure the Transit remains "a top choice for commercial customers".

"After more than 45 years and more than 6.3 million vehicles built so far, the Ford Transit remains synonymous with a consumer focused, dependable and cost effective commercial vehicle," Mr Odell commented.

He added that the company is looking to "dramatically transform" its commercial vehicles arm by 2014.

In other news, Ford recently debuted its all-new Ranger pick-up at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, offering a class-leading towing capability of up to 3,350kg.ADNFCR-3205-ID-800496190-ADNFCR