You’ll be able to’t fault Ford for making the most of the F-150 Raptor‘s daring look. And you can also’t deny that the Transit is a fairly innocuous canvas for a foolish little bit of dress-up. Construct a Transit van that is bought a little bit of Raptor to its face? Certain, why not? Dwell a little bit!
In the UK, this combo is out there because the Ford Transit Path (and in addition the midsize Transit Customized Path, a barely smaller model of the Transit that is not bought right here). And the brand new trim stage is greater than only a cool grille that provides a bit of favor to the Transit’s maw.
The Transit Path is out there with two drivetrains: Rear- or all-wheel drive. The rear-drive variants get a brand new mechanical restricted slip differential co-developed with Quaife and optimized for the automobile’s stability management system. There isn’t any influence on gas consumption or emissions, Ford claims. The front-wheel drive Transit Customized Path additionally will get a mechanical limited-slip diff.
Matte black detailing, extra physique cladding (additionally in black), and a novel split-five-spoke 16-inch wheel design complement some inside upgrades, corresponding to leather-based seating surfaces and Ford’s Quickclear heated windshield.
There’s additionally an Energetic variant that is out there on the midsize Customized vans—each the Transit Customized (cargo) and Tourneo Customized (passenger). It carries on the Energetic look, as seen on the Focus Active abroad—a crossover-inspired model of the Focus hatchback with some physique cladding and a mesh-like grille. That is just about the method on the Customized vans, too, which embody some distinctive 17-inch alloy wheels and commonplace roof rails. A limited-slip differential is an extra-cost possibility.
The Path grille is not going to remodel the British Transit right into a desert whoop-rocking all-terrain monster just like the F-150 Raptor, however who cares? It is neat, it is totally different, and it could possibly be the face of your subsequent van. Sadly, a Ford spokesperson confirmed to us that there are not any plans to promote the Path grille within the U.S.