The 2022 Ford Transit will introduce a few changes to FoMoCo’s long-running, best-selling van, the biggest of which is the launch of the first-ever all-electric version – the E-Transit. Now, sources familiar with the 2022 Ford Transit have told Ford Authority when both of these models will enter production at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant.
The E-Transit is currently scheduled to enter production on November 15th, 2021, while ICE-powered 2022 Transit models will follow on December 14th, 2021. As is always the case, these dates are subject to change, especially in light of the current global supply chain issues and the semiconductor chip shortage that has greatly impacted production for most of the year.
As Ford Authority has reported over the last several months, the 2022 Transit will introduce a few changes for the long-running model. That includes the addition of SYNC 4, which will come as standard equipment on the 2022 Transit Passenger Van equipped with XLT trim and Ford’s 12-inch infotainment screen, and as an option on various other gasoline-powered configurations as well, as Ford Authority reported back in July.
Additionally, Ford is dropping the 3.31 non-limited and limited-slip rear axles from the lineup, which will leave customers with the choice of 3.73 or 4.10 gears, as well as the smoker’s package. However, no major changes are planned for the Transit anytime soon, as Ford Authority reported last month.
Otherwise, the big news for 2022 is the introduction of the E-Transit, which will launch later this year. The electrified Transit will weigh around 600 pounds more than gas-powered variants, will utilize a different spare tire location, and will offer a much more generous warranty than regular Transit models, though it will also cost roughly $9,000 more.