The Ford Transit lineup has experienced its fair share of changes over the past couple of years, chiefly among them, the introduction of the all-electric E-Transit and the off-road-focused, upfit-friendly Transit Trail. While the best-selling van isn’t set to receive any major changes anytime soon – including the introduction of any sort of hybrid powertrain, as Ford Authority reported last week – it does seem as if the Ford Transit Trail could get a new virtual rearview mirror at some point in the future, as Ray Eyles, Chief Program Engineer for Ford Transit North America, revealed in a recent Reddit Q&A session.
“The Virtual Rear View Mirror is currently unavailable on Transit Trail due to production complexities, but if the demand is there we will look at it,” Eyles said when a fan asked about the availability of that particular feature. Currently, the Virtual Rear View Mirror is available on Cargo Van, Crew Van, and Passenger Van variants of the large van. The feature was originally planned for a late introduction for the 2022 model year, but was later pushed back to 2023, as Ford Authority reported this past July.
Even though it was just revealed last month, the Ford Transit Trail could be in line for some changes in the near future. Those include modular systems where owners could easily install things like shelving or sinks, preinstalled connections for solar panels and inverters, and turnkey camping options like HVAC systems and additional plumbing.
Regardless, the new Transit Trail launched bearing several unique features when compared to its European counterpart, including its Blue Oval badged front grille and extra marker lamps, giving it a distinct appearance. It’s also designed to be easy to upfit for camping and other adventure-seeking activities, which should make the van an appealing choice for those caught up in the current “van life” movement.