The 2023 Ford Transit will no longer be available in the Blue Jeans paint color that was offered for the 2022 model year, Ford Authority has learned.
A $200 option, Blue Jeans (paint code N1) was available on all Transit configurations and trim levels of the 2022 Transit.
As a reminder, the 2022 Ford Transit introduced a few minor changes to the long-running model which included the addition of the all-electric E-Transit, as well as a 12-inch infotainment screen with SYNC 4 in certain models. The automaker also dropped the smoker’s package and the 3.31 non-limited and limited-slip rear axles from the Transit lineup as well.
It’s worth noting that the 2023 Ford Transit will now offer a virtual rearview mirror option – which 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. Most likely, it will be similar to General Motors’ Rear Camera Mirror, which turns the entire rear view mirror into a digital display. Ford UK also offers a Full Display Interior Mirror for the Transit via the company’s accessories catalog, which functions in a similar manner.
Alongside the launch of the new virtual rearview mirror option, a more rugged, off-road capable variant of the popular van – the Transit Trail – is headed to America at some point in 2023, as Ford Authority reported in February of this year, catching exclusive spy shots of the van in Metro Detroit. Ford Authority also was the first to report on the new details for the American-market Ford Transit Trail back in May, highlighting key differences between the two market models.