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News Ford Transit Trail is a Van Designed For Off-Road Adventures

Ford Transit Trail is a Van Designed For Off-Road Adventures

Want a Raptor Van? How about the Ford Transit Trail

  • The vanlife Raptor?

  • Transit Trail gets lift, AT tires, more

The Ford Transit van just got a big van life upgrade. The Transit Trail gets a huge suspension lift, all-terrain tires, and a heavy-duty trailer tow package. All meant to create a package ready for outfitters to build up and get you overlanding.

A whopping 3.5-inch taller ride height turns the Ford Transit Trail into a serious off-road van. The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 is tuned to make 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, with an all-wheel drive system that has a terrain mode for mud and ruts.

Ford widened the track by 2.75-inches, a move that should improve stability. Especially if you’ve got gear stored on the roof, which you probably will with the Transit Trail. 30.5-inch tall Goodyear Wrangler Workhorse tires have an all-terrain tread and design to boost the van’s off-road traction and are mounted to 16-inch wheels with a black finish.

There’s a new front bumper, too. It has a skid-plate design to help add some protection from terrain when you’re charging off road. The black grille has Raptor-style integrated marker lights and black light surrounds, and Ford has fitted some seriously aggressive wheel arch cladding along with front arch liners and steps for the front doors that mimic rock sliders.

This version of the Transit can tow up to 6,500 lbs. More than enough to bring a boat, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, or even a second camper along with you when you’re headed out into the great outdoors. The Transit Trail is offered with medium and high-roof variants and includes the extended-length Transit to give buyers up to 487 cubic feet of storage space.

Campers up to six-foot-five can stand comfortably in the high-roof model, and the extended van lets anyone up to 14 feet lay flat on the floor.

Designed for camping conversions, the Trail has areas marked for drilling to let you install cabinets, shelves, and other camping necessities. An Upfitter Package adds wiring and a fuse panel for electric accessories like lights, fans, and other must-haves.

The 2023 Ford Transit Trail goes on sale soon, with an MSRP starting from $65,975.

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