Launched in 2014, the Ford Transit Courier has received several Updates in 2018. 2019 Ford Transit Courier is one of the most agile and compact Vans in the Transit Lineup, but still practical.
In the light commercial vehicle landscape, Ford is just like Volkswagen as a specific brand. Indeed, the two manufacturers are now the only ones to develop their utility lines without any partnership. An industrial strategy that contrasts with the current trend. All VUL manufacturers sign indeed multiple agreements to establish a collaboration to design but also produce cheaply. The PSA Group works with Toyota while Renault is associated with Mercedes.
Nevertheless, this situation for Ford should evolve. In June 2018, the blue oval firm revealed that it was in talks with Volkswagen to “explore potential projects in a number of areas, including utilities.” And considering the age of the Volkswagen Caddy and Transporter, marketed since 2015, the joint work makes little mystery on the identity of the LCVs in possible preparation.
In the meantime, Ford made a small makeover on its vans. As a result, just like the recently tried Transit Connect, the 2019 Ford Transit Courier receives a few styling changes, equipment that complies with the entire Transit range, and 75 and 100 hp 1.5 TDCi diesel engines as well as a developing Ecoboost 1.0 petrol engine. a power of 100 hp. For transmissions, a 6-speed manual transmission replaces the previous version with just 5 reports.
In the aesthetic chapter, the changes are slight. The 2019 Ford Transit Courier simply adopts a new grille incorporating the latest stylistic codes of Ford design, like the recent LED light signature. In the cockpit, Ford has redesigned the dashboard including the possibility of integrating a touch screen of 6 inches including the connected system SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Latest information finally on the capacity of the van, the compact van offers a load capacity of between 500 and 590 kg or a useful volume of 2.4 m3.
2019 Ford Transit Courier Performance & Fuel Economy
As much to say, the 2019 Ford Transit Courier is an effective and versatile tool. This compact van is indeed able to evolve in the small streets of urban centers as well as on the secondary network thanks to its valiant 100 hp TDCi engine. In the city, its size, thanks to a length of 4.15 m, allows its driver to sneak easily in a dense traffic and incidentally to park in small spaces. Similarly, its height of 1.77 m allows access to underground parking regularly low ceiling. Last asset, the turning radius of 10.5 m is very convenient for maneuvers or U-turns.
On the secondary network and even expressways, the balance sheet is therefore equally positive. Despite soundproofing that could be improved, the 2019 Ford Transit Courier is a pleasant companion. The power of 100 hp ensures good times and thus doubling safely even loaded. During our test, a load of 350 kg was stowed. Similarly, the torque of 215 Nm is ideal for getting sufficient raises without the need to downgrade systematically, especially at low speed. The gearbox has a well-studied staging. The first reports are short enough to encourage dynamism while the latter is longer to limit consumption on longer journeys.
In the chapter damping finally, the good compromise efficiency/comfort was found by the engineers. Even if the occupants have to cope with some jumps, the general comfort is to be welcomed especially for intensive daily use. Professionals will not experience back pain after a day spent in this LCV. The driving is also effective because the rather firm setting of the suspensions makes it possible to transport rather heavy cargoes and to preserve the road behavior. 2019 Ford Transit Courier occupants are, for example, safe from unpleasant rolls.
Regarding the cabin and the load cell, users will be equally satisfied. The driver will appreciate the ergonomics of the dashboard. The location, for example, of the touchscreen, has been correctly thought because simply reach out to reach it. Convenient.
The number of storage spaces also makes it possible to organize your daily life efficiently. Good point elsewhere with the nasturtium (shelf attached to the ceiling). Also note, as often in modern vehicles, that the Transit Courier has two USB and 12V outlets to connect its electronic devices. Finally, to benefit from more storage, the passenger seat offers an extra chest by simply pulling two tabs that operate the seat and backrest.
In the load cell, professionals will appreciate the number of tie-down rings that are installed on the bulkheads and not on the ground to allow maximum use of the floor. Another small detail that shows Ford’s attention to customers when designing: a 12V outlet is available in this cargo area. The only criticism concerns access on the side.
2019 Ford Transit Courier Interior Equipment
The 2019 Ford Transit Courier range is organized around five trim levels: Ambiente, Trend, Trend Business, Limited and Sport.
The entry-level Ambiente accommodates ABS with electronic brake distribution EBD, ESP, hill start assist, driver airbag, tie-down rings, power windows, spare wheel, tinted windows, central locking with remote control, adjustable steering wheel in height and depth.
The Trend finish adds manual air conditioning , hubcaps, nasturtium, on-board computer, front fog lights, leather shift knob, right sliding side door, 12V plug-in charging cell, exterior mirrors electric and heated body color, separation folding screen, adjustable front / rear adjustable driver’s seat with armrest, folding passenger seat, Bluetooth digital audio system, rubber floor on the cargo area, three-spoke leather steering wheel.
Just above, the Trend Business version allows you to take advantage of the rear parking assist, cruise control, SYNC audio system, and automatic windshield wipers.
The high-end, named Limited, is quite similar with the SYNC 3 system with 6-inch touch screen, 15-inch alloy wheels, rear parking assist, cruise control and speed limiter, automatic air conditioning and automatic windshield wipers.
Finally, the Sports finish adopts a sporty style with sports bands on the bodywork, rear windows, 16-inch magnetic gray alloy wheels, leather/fabric upholstery, complete reinforced plastic separation and front/rear adjustable passenger seat.
2019 Ford Transit Courier has convincing arguments. Professionals will indeed appreciate the modern engines, the correct loading volume, the reduced size, the price content, etc. Thanks to these qualities, this compact van is certainly an offer to study.