One Step Closer to #VanLife

Dec 06, 2022 - 1 minute read

a white van driving down a dirt road next to a tall grass covered field and a field of yellow flowers

In November Ford announced the arrival of the 2023 Ford Transit Trail Van. #Vanlife just received an upgrade!

For more than six decades, Ford has provided travelers with vans, trucks and chassis built for life on and off the road. In fact, did you know that more motorhomes are built on Ford chassis than any other brand. 

Ford Pro announced it is continuing that tradition with Transit Trail, an upfit-ready adventure van that leverages the same capability, versatility and customization options that helped make Ford Transit America’s best-selling commercial van.  

“No matter the task at hand – delivering packages or enjoying life off the grid – customers can rely on their Transit to get the job done,” said Ted Cannis, Ford Pro CEO. “Our decades of experience in the motorhome industry and insights from the van-life community helped us design a vehicle that makes it easier for adventure seekers to start their next journey.”

Equipped to take on more of life’s adventures

The details from Ford include three cargo van configurations, including medium- and high-roof models and a high-roof extended-length variant; the new Ford Transit Trail is equipped for improved off-highway capability with the following standard features and capabilities:  

  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque3, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission

  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, with five selectable drive modes, including Normal, Eco, Mud/Ruts, Tow/Haul and Slippery

  • 3.5-inch increased ride height, a 2.75-inch wider track, 30.5-inch Goodyear Wrangler Workhorse all-terrain tires, and 16-inch black alloy wheels

  • Black grille with integrated marker lamps and black HID headlamps, unique skid plate-style front bumper, splash guards, wheel arch cladding, front wheel arch liners, and slider-style driver- and passenger-side steps

  • Heavy-Duty Trailer Package with up to 6,500-lb. towing capacity for hauling a boat, four-wheelers, snowmobiles or other adventure toys

  • Tech features that enable confidence while on and off the trail with Intelligent Access with push-button start, Blind Spot Assist 1.0, Reverse and Side Sensing systems, Adaptive Cruise Control

  • SYNC®4 with SiriusXM® with 360L, HD Radio™ and Ford Power-Up software updates, a 12-inch touchscreen, a high-resolution digital camera, and 110-volt, 12-volt and USB outlets.

Jalopnek helps make it clear that, Ford isn’t selling you a ready-to-roll camper with the Transit Trail; you’ll still need to get yours upfitted with sleeping space, storage, toilets or even a kitchenette, either by yourself or via an aftermarket installer. Ford is still working on a network of manufacturer-approved upfitters who specialize in turning your Transit Trail into anything you need it to be. J.C. Lewis Ford is your resource for the #vanlife of your dreams. Contact J.C. Lewis Ford, 912.226.0360.

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