Ford has announced that its new Transit has successfully survived a six-month simulation of the toughest treatment that customers could possibly inflict on it in a decade.
The durability simulation included more than 30 punishing tests, including:
And many others.
“I don’t think many customers would believe what this vehicle has been through, ” said David Gregory, Transit chief programme engineer, Ford of Europe. “We inflict the worst possible treatment that a van could endure, and we’re only satisfied when our new vehicle comes through with flying colours - just as the Transit has done. ”
More than 100 significant improvements to the Ford Transit were identified and implemented following the intense testing regime. Most notable of which included strengthening the rear cross-memember as well as redesigning the side rail on jumbo van models.
“Pushing the van to the limit and beyond helps us to deliver a stronger, more robust product. This translates directly into every-day reliability for the customer, however tough their working environment, ”Gregory said.
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