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2023 Ford Transit To Gain New Virtual Rearview Mirror Option

The 2022 Ford Transit introduced a few minor changes to the long-running model, including the addition of Ford’s 12-inch infotainment screen and SYNC 4 in certain models, while the automaker dropped the smoker’s package and the 3.31 non-limited and limited-slip rear axles from the Transit lineup as well. Otherwise, the most notable change to the 2022 Transit lineup was the addition of the all-electric E-Transit, though sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford Transit will gain a new virtual rearview mirror option.

The virtual rearview mirror option present on the 2023 Ford Transit was originally planned for a late introduction for the 2022 model year, but was later pushed back to 2023. The feature will be available on Cargo Van, Crew Van, and Passenger Van models, though it’s currently unclear how the mirror will work or what it will look like. Regardless, it’s likely similar to General Motors’ Rear Camera Mirror, which turns the entire rear view mirror into a digital display. In the UK, Ford offers its Full Display Interior Mirror for the Transit via the company’s accessories catalog, which functions in a similar manner.

In addition to the launch of the new virtual rearview mirror option, a more rugged, off-road capable variant of the popular van – the Transit Trail – will also likely be heading to America soon, as Ford Authority reported earlier this year. That model will differ somewhat from its European counterpart, however, as Ford Authority reported in May.

Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - Q1 2022 - USA

MODEL Q1 22 / Q1 21 Q1 22 Q1 21 Q1 22 SHARE Q1 21 SHARE
FORD TRANSIT -37.30% 17,211 27,451 38% 36%
RAM PROMASTER -14.26% 9,328 10,880 20% 14%
CHEVROLET EXPRESS -47.50% 8,860 16,877 19% 22%
FORD E-SERIES -31.89% 7,201 10,573 16% 14%
GMC SAVANA -48.95% 2,985 5,847 7% 8%
NISSAN NV -99.95% 2 4,074 0% 5%
TOTAL -39.78% 45,587 75,702

Despite undergoing precious few changes for a number of years now, the Ford Transit remains a smashing success in terms of sales. Though its sales plunged 37.30 percent in Q1, year-over-year, the Transit still commands a 38 percent market share in the full-size van market in the U.S., which is early double what its runner-up – the Ram ProMaster – enjoys.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Ford Transit soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Transit news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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