Back in January, Ford revealed its new Full Display Interior Mirror for the Ford Transit via its accessories catalog in the UK, which is an intelligent rear vision system that uses a rearward-facing digital camera to capture video and stream it to the mirror-integrated LCD display. The Full Display Interior Mirror simply goes where the regular rearview mirror would normally be located, but provides the driver with an improved panoramic view of what’s behind the vehicle. However, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the Digital Rearview Mirror option has been pushed back to the 2023 model year and it will not be available in U.S. market 2022 Ford Transit vans. Currently, there’s no word on whether or not global models are impacted by this change.
In addition to this change, the 2022 Ford Transit has a few updates in store for the new model year – the most notable of which is the launch of the first-ever all-electric version of the automaker’s best-selling van – the E-Transit. The 2022 Transit will also add 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 in the near future.
As Ford Authority reported earlier this month, the 2022 Ford Transit will enter production at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant on December 14th, 2021, while the E-Transit is currently scheduled to enter production on November 15th, 2021. However, these dates are subject to change, especially in light of current supply chain challenges.