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Ford Transit T8 Lineup Officially Launches In China

Back in February, the refreshed Ford Transit Custom debuted in China, bringing about a few updates to the first-generation model, which has been in production since 2017. Now, the automaker is celebrating the arrival of the entirely new Ford Transit T8 lineup in that same country, all via a carnival and a special event that recently took place at Qiandao Lake in Hangzhou.

Ford Transit T8 China - Exterior 004 - Front

The Ford Transit T8 lineup is designed to be a versatile offering that’s infinitely customizable to suit each customer’s needs, whether that be using it for anything from a fire truck to a food truck, a camper, or a mobile cafe of sorts. It’s the first model to ride on the brand new Qingtian architecture, giving it a maximum payload capacity of 5.25 metric tons, 13m³ of cargo space, and 28 different interior layouts to boot.

Ford Transit T8 China - Exterior 003 - Front Three Quarters

Powertrain options for the new Transit T8 consist of a 2.3L diesel powertrain generating 430 Nm (317 pound-feet) of torque, along with an all-electric model with a 101 kWh battery pack. In terms of tech, the Ford Transit T8 utilizes Level 2 advanced driver assistance and is capable of being upgraded in the future, and comes with 5G network capability and V2X (vehicle-to-everything) functionality, too. Inside the cabin, the Transit T8 features a 12.3-inch infotainment screen front and center, too.

Ford Transit T8 China - Exterior 002 - Front Three Quarters

The new Ford Transit T8 is available in a wide array of configurations, including what The Blue Oval calls the “cross-border camping master edition,” the “cross-border four-wheel drive off-road edition,” “business travel edition,” “four-season all-purpose edition” “enjoyment edition,” and the “five-star exclusive edition.” Pricing for the Transit T8 is slated to start out at 153,800 yuan ($21,019 USD), topping out at 298,000 yuan ($40,727 USD) in top spec.

We’ll have more on the Transit T8 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Transit news and 24/7 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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