The 2021 Ford Transit bus with 12-passenger seating has been revealed in Australia, giving buyers a versatile, people-hauling solution based on the incredibly popular Ford Transit commercial van. The 2021 Ford Transit bus is available with either a standard or high-body roof, offering passenger access via the power sliding left-hand side door, which can be operated via the key fob or a physical button located on the dashboard.
The Transit bus is powered by Ford’s 2.0L four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, which is rated to produce 125 kW (168 horsepower) and 390 Nm (288 pound-feet) of torque. That power flows to the rear wheels via Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 Ford Transit bus comes equipped with an array of standard safety features, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, hill launch assist, lane departure alert, traffic sign recognition, automatic headlights and high-beams, automatic windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, and a rear-view camera.
Inside, the Transit bus comes equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen with SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with steering wheel controls, FordPass Connect, optional voice-activated satellite navigation, and MyKey functionality, which allows owners to set a maximum speed limit for different drivers. Heated seats are also standard for the driver and front passenger, as are electrically-operated and heated power mirrors with a large adjustable spotter lens.
Using the FordPass App on a smartphone, owners can locate their vehicle, lock and unlock the doors, and even start the engine remotely to heat or cool the cabin to the last known setting.
The 2021 Transit 12-passenger bus comes with a five-year, unlimited-mile warranty, a four-year, 120,000 kilometers (74,564 miles) of fixed-price service, and one-year, 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles) of service intervals, all for a base MSRP of $63,690 AUS ($49,040 USD).