Ford Transit skeletal cab chassis launched in Europe

Low height platform option for Ford transit cab chassis

ford transit skeletal

No word yet on this being available in Australia, however Ford Transit cab chassis purchasers in Europe and the UK can now choose a new ‘skeletal’ version.

Known officially as the Ford Transit skeletal chassis cab, the derivative provides a platform 100mm lower than the standard front-wheel drive Transit.

Ford say this lower height makes it ideal for a wide variety of body conversions.

Featuring an open-backed cab design (as seen below), this supports an easy walk-through from the cab to the load space of the converted body.

The lower height providing easier access to the load floor, with a lower step height also removing the need for a separate tail lift for many applications, according to Ford.

There’s also a very handy 200kg weight reduction compared to a standard Transit cab chassis.

ford transit skeletalHans Schep, general manager of Commercial Vehicles at Ford of Europe telling that the new variant brings even more flexibility to the Transit line-up.

“Ford’s Transit is already legendary for its huge range of body styles, drivelines and size variants, and this new model takes our offering a significant step further,”

“The new Transit skeletal chassis opens up exciting new opportunities for grocery delivery vehicles and other low-floor body conversions where ease of access is paramount.”

The skeletal cab chassis model is being offered to European/UK buyers with a choice of three different wheelbase lengths, all feature a GVM of 3.5 tonnes.

We’ll keep you updated regarding Australian availability of the new Transit variant as further info comes to hand.

***Update – Ford Australia say at this stage there are no plans to bring this offering to Australia.

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