Ford has updated its full-sized Transit range, with more tech and, depending on the model, a new transmission and greater towing capability.

First arrivals of the updated range will begin late in the third quarter of 2024, and Ford says additional specifications will be released closer to launch.

Technically, Ford isn’t calling the updated range a 2025 model, instead referring to it as a MY24.75.

Gross combined mass (GCM) and braked towing capacity are up for the following models:

Model GCM Braked towing capacity
Transit 350L LWB FWD van 6000kg (+1750kg) 2750kg (+950kg)
Transit 350L LWB RWD van 7000kg (+900kg) 3500kg (+750kg)
Transit 430E RWD single-cab-chassis 7000kg (+900kg) 3500kg (+1100kg)
Transit 430E ELWB RWD van 7000kg (+900kg) 3500kg (+1100kg)

Ford also says there have been minor increases to payload numbers for load-hauling models bar the E-Transit, though it hasn’t published figures.

The six-speed automatic in the front-wheel drive 350L model has been nixed in favour of an eight-speed auto, which Ford says results in greater efficiency and a smoother driving experience. It also shifts to a rotary gear selector.

You can no longer get a Transit in Australia with a manual transmission, which means the base price has climbed by $3000 – although the entry-level, front-wheel drive 350L auto is only $500 more than the outgoing model.

All models get an 8.0-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, tyre-pressure monitoring, keyless start and a 5G embedded modem with FordPass connectivity, while all models bar the dual rear-wheel 430E models get an electronic park brake.

All bar the single-cab-chassis get a surround-view camera, though the cab-chassis model does gain front fog lights and front parking sensors in addition to the already standard reversing camera.

Visual changes to the Transit are few, comprising new black badges and a “simplified” Blue Oval design.

Pricing

  • 2025 Ford Transit 350L LWB FWD van: $59,990 (+$500)
  • 2025 Ford Transit 350L LWB RWD van: $62,990 (+$3000)
  • 2025 Ford Transit 430E RWD single-cab-chassis: $62,990 (+$1600)
  • 2025 Ford Transit 430E ELWB RWD van: $66,990 (+$500)
  • 2025 Ford Transit 410L RWD 12-seat bus: $69,990 (+$900)
  • 2025 Ford E-Transit 420L LWB van: $104,990

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Drivetrains

The 2025 Ford Transit is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 121kW of power and 390Nm of torque.

The front-wheel drive 350L uses a new eight-speed automatic transmission, while rear-wheel drive models use a 10-speed auto.

The E-Transit has a single-motor electric powertrain with 198kW and 430Nm.

Efficiency

No fuel consumption figures are available for the Ford Transit range.

The E-Transit has a 68kWh (usable) battery with between 230 and 307km of WLTP range with the regular roof and 222kg and 295kg with the optional high roof.

It has an 11.3kW on-board AC charger and 115kW DC fast-charging capability.

Dimensions

The Ford Transit measures 5981mm long in 350L van guise, 6704mm as an ELWB van and 6579mm as a single-cab-chassis.

Height also varies depending on the model. 350L vans measure 2541-2543mm tall with the regular roof and 2780–2782mm with the high roof, 2790mm tall as an ELWB van, and 2205mm as a cab-chassis.

The Ford E-Transit measures 6035mm long, 2573mm or 2683mm tall, on a 3760mm wheelbase.

All Transit models are between 2110mm and 2112mm wide.

Model Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) Gross Combined Mass (GCM) Braked towing capacity
350L LWB FWD van 3550kg 6000kg 2750kg
350L LWB RWD van 3550kg 7000kg 3500kg
430E ELWB RWD van 4300kg 7000kg 3500kg
420L LWB E-Transit van 4250kg n/a n/a
430E RWD single-cab-chassis 4300kg 7000kg 3500kg
410L RWD bus 4100kg 7000kg 3500kg

Servicing and Warranty

The Ford Transit range is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. The E-Transit also has an eight-year, 160,000km warranty for its electric drivetrain and battery.

Service pricing for the updated range isn’t yet available.

Safety

The Ford Transit hasn’t been crash-tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

Ford hasn’t released a full list of equipment for the updated Transit range, but the current model comes standard with the following:

  • Front, front-side and front curtain airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Pedestrian detection
    • Junction assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Reversing camera

Van and bus models also get:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Ford has confirmed the cab-chassis gets front parking sensors for MY24.75, while all other models get a surround-view camera.

Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the Transit includes:

  • 8.0-inch semi-digital instrument cluster (NEW)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring (NEW)
  • Keyless start (NEW)
  • 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Heated front seats

Options

There’s a limited range of options available.

A High Roof is a $1500 option on 350L vans plus the E-Transit, while the Transit Bus has a High Roof option with shelves for $2500.

A single passenger seat is $150 across the range, while dual side load doors are a $1000 option on all models bar the cab-chassis and bus variants.

Colours

Frozen White is the standard paint colour across the range.

Prestige paint is a $700 option, with the following finishes available:

  • Moondust Silver
  • Magnetic Grey
  • Agate Black metallic (van only)

You can also opt for Special Order Paint, which costs $1400.

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