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Seat Removes Options From Line Up

All new Seat models are now available with fixed trim levels, removing the ability for customers configure their car with options. more

Added 15th August 2018

EVs To Get Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC will introduce an advisory fuel rate (AFR) for pure electric cars from September 1 at 4 pence per mile (ppl). more

Added 8th August 2018

New Mitsubishi Outlander: Prices, Co2s

Mitsubishi has confirmed pricing for the new Outlander PHEV, starting at 34,255 more

Added 2nd August 2018

New Transit Skeletal Cab Adds Extra 200kg to Payload

New Transit Skeletal Cab Adds Extra 200kg to Payload

Ford has introduced a new Transit skeletal chassis cab that provides a lower height platform for a wide variety of body conversions and up to 200Kg extra payload.

The new skeletal Transit offers a 100mm lower chassis height than the standard front-wheel drive chassis cab model, providing easier access to the load floor.
A lower step height also removes the need for a separate tail lift.
Ford says the 200kg weight reduction provides operators with a significant payload advantage – particularly in combination with lightweight body conversions – in addition to the potential for enhanced fuel efficiency.

The skeletal chassis derivative will build on the success of the Transit two-tonne model, which continues to generate increased demand in the UK and across Europe. Transit has achieved 52,000 sales for 2018 year-to-date, 20,000 of those in the UK alone.
“Ford’s Transit is already legendary for its huge range of body styles, drivelines and size variants, and this new model takes our offering a significant step further,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe. “The new Transit skeletal chassis opens up exciting new opportunities for grocery delivery vehicles and other low-floor body conversions where ease of access is paramount.”
The skeletal chassis model is based on a front-wheel drive Transit platform, and features an open-backed cab design that supports easy walk-through from the cab to the load space of the converted body.
Customers can specify a choice of three different wheelbase lengths to suit a variety of body conversions, with a wide-track rear axle for the longest variant and an optional wide-track rear axle for the two shorter variants. All versions offer a gross vehicle mass of 3.5 tonnes.
The Transit skeletal chassis derivative is offered with Ford’s 2.0‑litre EcoBlue diesel engine in 130PS or 170PS outputs, paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission. Customers can also choose a six-speed automatic transmission, ideally suited to urban delivery applications.
The new model is available to order now.

Source: Commercial Fleet

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Added: 30th July 2018


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