Like a Michael Bay Transformer, the Ford Transit Cutaway changes to fit your commercial needs. Roll out!
Why Buy a Transit Cutaway?
Buying half a transit van sounds like a scam, but with the 2018 Ford Transit Cutaway, it's just smart business. That's because you can customize the rear exterior any way you like. It can become a utility wagon, motorhome, ambulance, box truck, and more. Any way you configure it, the Transit Cutaway rests on Ford's uniladder frame, designed to be strong and easy to upfit.
How Else Can the Transit Cutaway Be Customized for My Business Needs?
How about three different wheelbases? You have your choice between the 138-inch wheelbase with body lengths of 10-12 feet, the 156-inch wheelbase with body lengths of 13-15 feet, and the 178-inch wheelbase with body lengths of 16-18 feet.
If you already know how you want to upfit your Ford Transit, you can have Ford do it at one of their 12 upfitter plants. They offer several prep packages: Motorhome, Multi-Functional School Activity Bus, Shuttle Bus, and School Bus, and Ambulance.
You also have engine options: the standard 3.7L V6 delivers 275 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque or the more rugged 3.2L Power Stroke I-5 Turbo Diesel. with 185 horses and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. If you want to power up hills, haul the heaviest loads, or hit the fast lane, invest in the Power Stroke engine. If you're looking to save money over the long haul or want a green business, try the compressed natural gas or propane autogas options.
How Much Can the Transit Haul?
The Transit Cutaway's weight lies anywhere between 9000 pounds for the single rear wheel configuration to 10,360 pounds for dual rear wheel. The payload capacity maxes out at 6,020 pounds on the 138-inch wheelbase. But don't stop there. Hitch a wagon to the back because you have a towing capacity of up to 7,500 pounds when properly configured. Ford makes sure you get there, and get there in one trip.
If you need something beefier, consider the Ford E-series Cutaway. The mightiest of them (the E-450 DRW with 158-foot wheelbase) can haul over 9,000 pounds and tows up to 22,000 pounds. Like the Transit Cutaway, the E-series Cutaways are customizable to fit your business needs. Whether for a fleet or a single workhorse, Ford has the answer.