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Practical, durable, efficient


Transit Chassis Cab

The Transit Chassis Cab has always been the go to base for many vehicle adaptions with its drive variants, length and weight ranges it lends itself perfectly to Dropsides, Luton/box vans, 1/3 way tippers and much more.

For more information on conversions and how we can help deliver the perfect vehicle for your business please visit our One-Stop-Shop.


Transit Skeletal Chassis Cab

Transit Skeletal Chassis Cab

Having a lower chassis floor, heavier payload (up to 2,390kg depending on derivative) and an open back means that this Transit Chassis makes the ideal motorhome, walkthrough box van or horsebox.

For more information on the Transit Skeletal chassis please contact one of Transit Centre specialists who can help talk you through the different variations and which may best suit you needs either be using the form below or calling us on 01686 620800 .

Driving Experience

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DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Wherever work takes you, the Transit Chassis Cab will keep you comfortable and connected. For example, you can use voice control to make and take calls on the move from your well-equipped, stowage-filled cab. A range of other innovative features also maximise the vehicle’s effectiveness and practicality out on the road.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.



SelectShift automatic transmission

The all-new 130 PS and 170 PS Ford EcoBlue 2.0L TDCi engines are available with a new six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. This is designed to provide a smooth and relaxing driving experience, especially in busy stop-start traffic. The transmission allows you to change gear manually if you prefer, using the facia-mounted gearshift. It also provides the ability to lock out gears in more challenging driving conditions, e.g. on slippery surfaces or steep gradients.
Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Less tiring, more economical journeys

Cruise control with Adjustable Speed Limiter helps keep your vehicle within a pre-set speed limit of your choice. It can save you fuel, minimise the chance of you speeding and, like all cruise control systems, allows you to maintain your chosen speed whilst saving you from having to keep your foot on the accelerator pedal.



An advanced system to help you stay in lane

If it detects that you’re accidentally drifting out of lane, Lane-Keeping Alert can alert you by vibrating the steering wheel and displaying a visual warning.Text here ...

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Driver Alert System tells you when you’re getting tired

Driver Alert System constantly monitors your driving behaviour and is designed to detect any changes that could be caused by fatigue. If the system identifies you’re becoming less vigilant, a warning icon appears in the display, suggesting you take a break. If your driving alertness further declines, the message is repeated and combined with a chime.



Maximum cornering control

Torque Vectoring Control reacts to the road surface 100 times per second. (That’s 33 times faster than the blink of an eye.) Using this information, it balances the amount of power delivered to each of the two front wheels. This maximises grip and sharpens handling, helping you round corners and over undulations in the road.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Confidence in changeable conditions

An Intelligent AWD system can determine how much grip, cornering balance and responsiveness is required in wet, dry or icy conditions and on varying terrain. The technology is able to send drive to the front or rear axle depending on requirements. And this ‘torque on demand’ system delivers exceptional handling and improved efficiency.



Extra control during hill starts

Hill Start Assist temporarily stops you rolling backwards or forwards when making a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2-3 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. It’s also useful when you’re stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Side Wind Stabilisation

Helps the driver to stay in lane in strong, gusty conditions by using the Electronic Stability Control system to sense when the vehicle is being affected by crosswinds.



Control features that adapt to your load

Load Adaptive Control adjusts the Electronic Stability Control according to the overall weight your Transit Chassis Cab is carrying. This ensures control and stability whether empty or fully loaded.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

An important and potentially life-saving part of Ford SYNC is Emergency Assistance*. In the unlikely event of an accident, where the airbag is deployed or the fuel-pump deactivated, the technology can use a Bluetooth®-paired and connected mobile phone to automatically make a direct call to the Emergency Services for you. You can choose to stop the call, or talk to those services if you need to. Crucially, the system will supply vital information, such as your GPS coordinates, even if you are unconscious.

Comfort & Convenience

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Comfort & Convenience

The Transit Chassis Cab is designed to deliver maximum utility. It also incorporates features and technologies specifically designed to help you. As soon as you’ve experienced them, you’ll wonder how you ever did without them.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.

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Go hands-free with SYNC 3

SYNC 3 is our most advanced version to date. It’s faster and easier to use, with enhanced voice commands and even more functionality. The new interface has larger buttons for improved usability, and the colour Touchscreen now features pinch-and-swipe gestures found on smartphones and tablets for even more intuitive navigation. SYNC 3 also features AppLink, Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto, to display your smartphone’s information on the touchscreen.



In the driving seat

The driving seat is fully adjustable, along with the steering wheel (both for rake and reach), so you can find your ideal driving position. There’s a built-in armrest too, while adjustable lumbar support, heated seats and a power adjustable driver’s seat are options. In fact, while providing commercial vehicle standards of durability, the seats are designed to be as comfortable as those you’d find in a car.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



A system that entertains and informs

A wide range of advanced in-car entertainment and information options includes DAB radio, CD player, USB port, premium speakers, navigation and Ford SYNC with voice control.



Ford Easy-Fuel, for foolproof filling-up

This useful technology makes it almost impossible to put the wrong fuel in your vehicle, because the wrong nozzle simply won’t fit. Even better, as Ford Easy-Fuel is a capless system, you’ll never have to handle a dirty fuel cap again.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Wing mirrors that can protect themselves

To avoid accidental damage, power-foldable mirrors fold inwards when you’re parked. Tucked back, they also protect the stylish integrated indicators.



Open and close your windows with a single touch

At the touch of a button you can fully open or close all windows.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Power Sockets

As well as two 12V power sockets, you can specify an optional 150 Watt/230V socket located between the driver’s and passengers’ seats: ideal for charging tools, laptops or other equipment without the need for special adaptors.

Performance & Efficiency

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Performance & Efficiency

A range of all-new Ford EcoBlue 2.0 litre TDCi engines offer increased power and, at the same time, deliver improved fuel economy and lower emissions. In addition, they already meet strict Euro Stage 6.2 emissions standards. Combined with technologies that include Smart Regenerative Charging, Acceleration Control and Auto-Start-Stop, Transit Chassis Cab is designed to minimise your fuel bills, lower your cost of ownership and maximise the return on your valuable investment.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.



Ford EcoBlue TDCi engines

Transit Chassis Cab’s all-new Ford EcoBlue 2.0L TDCi engines combine outstanding performance and power with lower fuel consumption and emissions. To lower running costs further, service intervals are now up to 36,000 miles or 2 years, whichever occurs first. Available in three power outputs of 105 PS/ 360 Nm, 130 PS / 385 Nm and 170PS / 405 Nm, there’s an option to suit your needs.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Greater performance. Fewer emissions.

The advanced all-new Ford EcoBlue 2.0L TDCi diesel engines comply with the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard, which specifies a 55% reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions versus the Euro 5 emissions standard.



An additive that removes pollution

A selective catalytic reduction system uses AdBlue®, a urea/water-based fluid to convert NOx emissions in the exhaust gas into nitrogen and water. A particulate filter then reduces more than 99% of emitted solid particulates from the vehicle’s exhaust. To operate correctly, the AdBlue® tank of your Ford EcoBlue diesel engine must be filled with AdBlue® fluid. System warnings illuminate when fluid level becomes too low.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Use less fuel with Auto-Start-Stop

When you stop at traffic lights or your vehicle is idling in a queue, this technology can automatically switch off the engine (while still supplying power to essentials like the headlights, air-conditioning, radio and the Ford SYNC system). When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, or press the accelerator on an automatic, and the system restarts. Auto-Start-Stop is particularly effective in town and city streets, where it can cut fuel consumption by up to 10% (urban cycle).



Re-charge your battery more efficiently

Unlike traditional systems, Smart Regenerative Charging only charges the battery when it needs it and, whenever possible, avoids doing so when you’re pressing the accelerator. This can help save even more fuel and further reduce emissions.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Acceleration Control helps you drive more economically

This innovative option controls the rate of acceleration according to whether your vehicle is un-laden or part-laden. As a result, you can expect to lower your fuel consumption by up to 15%, depending on your driving style. The technology can also help reduce the amount of wear and tear on the engine, brakes and tyres, along with other components.



More fuel-efficient gear changes

A Shift Indicator light on the instrument panel tells you when to change gear for maximum fuel efficiency. It’s a simple but effective way to help make every journey more economical.

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Safety & Security

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Safety & Security

From taking the stress out of hill starts to a system that can eliminate excessive wheelspin: a long list of technologies can assist you. There’s also a wide range of safety systems to help protect you, your vehicle and its cargo.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.

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Stay in control whatever the conditions

Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your vehicle’s progress. It senses when a vehicle is losing grip and automatically applies a braking pulse to individual wheels, stabilising it. Using advanced sensors from the anti-lock braking and Traction Control System it monitors the behaviour of the vehicle.



Continuous protection against rolling over

Ford’s unique roll-rate sensor helps the Roll Stability Control system to keep the tyres grounded, specifically under conditions where there’s a high centre of gravity and when driving through off-camber turns.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Keeping your trailer safely in line

Trailer Sway Control detects ‘snaking’ or trailer sway and reduces your vehicle’s speed to help solve the problem, making towing more controlled. The system slows the vehicle down by reducing the engine’s torque and gradually increasing the brake pressure on all wheels.​



Helping you to stay in control

Curve Control senses when a driver takes a curve too quickly, and can rapidly reduce engine torque – and apply brakes to individual wheels – to help keep the vehicle safely under control.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Maximum grip with minimum effort

An advanced Traction Control System eliminates excessive wheelspin and gives you the best possible grip, performance and stability, just when you need it most. The system constantly monitors and adjusts the power delivered to the vehicle’s individual wheels ensuring maximum contact and grip when you’re accelerating.



Extra power for emergency braking

Emergency Brake Assist helps your vehicle achieve maximum braking effectiveness in an emergency situation. The system senses how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increases it, if necessary. To further reduce your stopping distance, new Hydraulic Rear Boost provides additional brake pressure on the rear brakes during an emergency stop, when the ABS is activated.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



An early warning if a tyre is going flat

If any of your tyres starts to lose pressure during your journey, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns you immediately if there’s a puncture by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel.​



Driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags

Transit Chassis Cab is available with curtain, driver, passenger and side airbags. Advanced sensors are also positioned at key points in the vehicle to ensure a swift and controlled response. If you want your passenger airbag switched off, for example if a baby or toddler is travelling in a rear-facing seat, just flick a switch to deactivate it. To provide you with a useful reminder, this ‘off’ status is shown by a light in the instrument cluster.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



You choose which doors you want to lock and unlock

The Transit Chassis Cab has remote control central door locking, which is more secure than ever.



An extra, independent back-up alarm

A battery back-up sounder is an additional, secondary alarm system that comes with the Thatcham alarm option. This sounds a siren when the alarm is triggered and because it has its own built-in power source, will activate even if someone disconnects the main vehicle battery.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Anti-tamper door locks

All door locks are protected by anti-tamper shielding designed to prevent them being broken by force.



Two high-level alarm options

An optional perimeter alarm protects your vehicle by sounding if the doors or bonnet are opened by force. For even more protection (and deterrence) choose a Thatcham Category 1 alarm. This sophisticated system automatically arms itself when you lock the vehicle and sounds a powerful alarm if triggered by forced entry, the vehicle being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside.

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Utility

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Utility

Ford Transit Chassis Cabs are renowned for their versatility and flexibility, and are the ideal platform for a wide range of special applications and bespoke conversions. With low cost of ownership too, your investment will quickly prove a smart business decision.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.

Transit Chassis Cab



A solid base for conversion

Throughout the entire development process, we worked closely with the bodybuilding industry to ensure that all standard body types, and most bespoke solutions, can be fitted easily and efficiently with little or no modification. With low frame rails, integral body mounting points and robust high tensile steel frame construction, Transit Chassis Cab provides a strong and reliable base for virtually any conversion.

For more information on conversions and convertor information, please see Transit Conversions.

Chassis features

     •  Flat, strong ladder-frame enables a wide range of body conversions to be fitted

     •  Four Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) variants, from 3,100 kg to 4,700 kg 

     •  350HD (Heavy Duty) version available for operators requiring greater trailer plate loading flexibility from a 3,500 kg GVM; 7,000 kg GTM vehicle

     •  Wheelbase and overhang dimensions suitable for industry-standard or non-standard body sizes

     •  Standard-width door mirrors accommodate body sizes up to 2,170 mm. Long arm mirrors are available for bodies up to the legal maximum of 2,438 mm. 

     •  Robust inverted closed ‘top hat’ section pressed high tensile steel frame (double ‘top hat’ for 350HD and 470 models)

     •  Integral body mounting points and bolt-on rear frame overhangs, where required

     •  Bolted closing member allows chassis length to be customised without welding

     •  Higher centre of gravity suspension as standard, to cope with large bodywork

     •  Electrical connections for additional exterior lighting, where required

     •  Side exit exhaust

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Ready for work straight from the factory

Transit Chassis Cab is designed and built for hard work. Its robust and rigid chassis provides an excellent foundation for fitting specialist bodies. For the convenience of operators who want a quick and simple solution, our factory-built Transit floats are supplied ready to work and comply with the latest European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) legislation.



Room for the crew

Transit Chassis Double Cab is a great solution for moving both crew and load at the same time. Wide-opening doors provide easy access to the spacious, well thought-out interior. While the dual front passenger seat and standard rear quad seat together offer comfortable accommodation for up to seven occupants, including plenty of under seat stowage possibilities.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



Towing ability

Transit Chassis Cab delivers outstanding payload and towing capability. The 350HD and 470 versions, with high-rated suspension and 7,000 kg Gross Train Mass, can pull up to 3.5 tonnes of braked trailer load, when properly equipped.



Long service intervals for less time off the road

The advanced all-new Ford EcoBlue 2.0-litre TDCi engines are durable and reliable, with longer service intervals of up to 36,000 miles, or two years, whichever occurs first. Along with this, components subject to normal wear and tear have also been designed to last longer without maintenance. It all helps ensure your Transit Chassis Cab won’t let you down.

Transit Chassis Cab
Transit Chassis Cab



A long anti-perforation warranty for extra reassurance

As a measure of the vehicle’s build quality, the Transit Chassis Cab comes with a 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.



Specialist support from Ford Transit Centres

Whether you own a single van or operate a fleet, Ford Transit Centres can help you. These specialist centres are staffed with dedicated sales experts and trained technicians, and keep a range of the latest vehicles on-site for you to test. They’re also equipped to maintain Ford commercial vehicles while providing the swift, hassle-free service you need, and not just during ‘office’ hours.

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Transit Chassis Cab

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