Thanks to Ford, #VanLife just got even better

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Ford Pro CEO announced some big news for #VanLife enthusiasts as he stated that the Ford Transit will expand in the upcoming year (2023). Ford will debut the all-new 2023 Transit Trail van in the next couple of months, displaying its new adventure-seeking car and all of its capabilities. The days of having to upcycle a van and make it enough for #VanLife are in the past. Now, buyers will have the opportunity to get a fully-equipped camper van straight from the manufacturer themselves. The upcoming Transit Trail will be made alongside both the Transit and E-Transit vans at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant. 

Ford is enjoying teasing customers in advance of the debut of its factory camper van, despite the fact that it will soon be here. Initially, a teaser video of a Transit van parked in a forest as the sun sets for the night was posted by Ford’s CEO of the brand’s Pro Division. The tweet’s actual caption read as follows: “From Job Site to Campsite.” The teaser video itself only shows the following: “On the road of van life, a few simple lessons can lead to many big adventures. Get ready for the new 2023 Transit Trail.” 

Over the past ten years, camper vans have rapidly increased in popularity. At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, when third-party outfitters sprang into action to convert people’s vans, they garnered even more media attention. Ford opted to provide its enthusiasts with a camper van that is ready to travel right from the manufacturer after realizing that the opportunity was one to seize. In this Instagram generation, camper van popularity doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, thus Ford and its new product seem to have come just in time.

Modular storage areas, Murphy beds, running water, and fully functional restrooms are common features of converted camper vans. Ford’s current conversion procedure is well-known to those who have already gone through it; the company’s Upfits department typically recommends them to outside, third-party companies to finish their camper van improvements. With the launch of the brand-new Transit Trail, customers may avoid middlemen and place all of their orders directly with Ford.

​​As the Transit Trail ventures off the beaten path, the teaser continues to display knobby all-terrain tires. Some outside attachments, including lighting, are also noticeable, but all other features related to camping are deftly concealed and remain to be seen. The Transit is now available with a naturally aspirated V6 or a turbocharged V6. The Transit is also available with rear- or all-wheel drive, and both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The standard transit has a MSRP of $41,665 (plus destination fee) while the Transit Trail is said to cost a bit more.

Learn more about Ford’s ongoing lineup changes by staying connected via Wayne Akers Ford social media. Check out the latest Ford inventory, including the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, and schedule your test drive today! 

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