About Ford Transit-250
The Ford Transit-250 is a special van that has been in production for more than 48 years and has survived four generations. Throughout its development, it has been marketed as a van, minivan, station wagon, pickup, double cab and more. More than seven million Transits have been built on four main chassis, which have been repeatedly upgraded over the years to ensure continued success. The Transit-250 was originally sold in Western Europe and Australia. By the end of the 20th century, it was sold almost everywhere in the world except North America until it was replaced by the Ford E-Series van in 2013. The Transit-250 was introduced in North America and quickly became the best-selling van in the United States, including minivans.
The first generation Transit was the oldest in history and remained virtually unchanged for 12 years until 1978 when it received a major facelift. Production continued for more than 20 years until it was replaced by the new VE6 platform in 1986. The Transit-250 was launched to replace the Ford Thames 400E, a small mid-engine van known for its narrow wheels. The Ford Transit-250's American design set it apart from European trucks of the time. The wide load floor gave it a significant advantage over similar heavy vehicles. Most of the Transit's mechanical parts came from Ford's fleet at the time.
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In January 1986, the second-generation Transit-250 chassis came out. On SWB versions, it had a brand-new unbodied platform with an independent front suspension. At first, they had Chubb AVA locks, but they quickly got Tibbe barrels. In 1992, the Transit-250 got a small upgrade: the front suspension became independent. Because the LWB version's floor was changed, it could use a single rear wheel instead of two, which increased payload. The Transit-250 got a big makeover with new parts in 1994. It has a new dashboard and a motor with 2.0 liters and eight valves. It had an upgraded OBD-II-compatible EEC-V engine management system.
The third generation has the Duratorq turbodiesel engine, while the gasoline versions are equipped with a 2.3-liter 16-valve in-line six-cylinder. The new chassis was launched in August 2006. New parts include new headlights and taillights, a dashboard interior, and a new design for Ford's signature radio. Late in 2008, the parts that were developed to fulfill higher emission requirements than the requirement that was in place at the time for Euro IV were made available as an option on all diesel engines. The fourth-generation Ford Transit-250 is available with rear-wheel drive. Like the previous generation, the extended-wheelbase vans are available with one or two rear axles. All of these Ford Transit-250 parts contributed to the driving qualities of the car.