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Off-road transporter for America

( – Overlanding, the real destination of the camping trip, is an increasingly popular motorhome segment judging by the number of vehicles built in this space. The Ford Transit (Buy a used Ford Transit now) now offered in the US is also aimed at off-road adventurers.

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Castle Transportation Compared to the standard model, the Trail has a nice three inches of ground clearance, 3.5 inches higher and 7 inches wider track. It rides on 16-inch wheels with a black finish and 30.5-inch Goodyear Wrangler Workhorse off-road tires.

Power comes from a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 314 hp (231 kW) of power and 543 Newton meters of peak torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to an all-wheel drive system. It has five selectable modes: Normal, Eco, Mud/Ruts, Traction/Surrounding and Slippery.

The Transit Trail is available in three body configurations

The Transit Trail has a different look than the regular model. The front end has a chunkier bumper and additional body panels around the fenders. Behind the wheels are splash guards. There are running boards on both sides of the vehicle.

The Transit Trail is available in three body configurations: long with a medium or high roof height and “extended” with a high roof. The vehicle has a maximum length of 6.70 meters and a height of 2.90 meters, the best value for the loading volume is 13,800 liters.

The interior of the Transit Trail features a 12-inch infotainment screen Synchronization 4– The software is running. There are 110 volt, 12 volt and USB outlets for connecting devices. Other standard equipment includes Smart Key, Blind Spot Assist with reverse and side detection, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The cabin has pre-defined drill-through areas to attach boxes, shelves, beds or whatever the owner needs. An optional upfitter package adds an exterior light bar, center console, additional fuse panel, two AGM batteries and modified wiring for easy RV setup.

An available heavy-duty trailer package lets you tow up to three tons. Another option is a ceiling-mounted fan.

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Prices for the Transit Trail start at the equivalent of 67,000 euros. Prices for other variants are not yet known. Ford will begin US deliveries in spring 2023.

Source: Ford