Tempst Ford Transit

One of R&R’s newest addition is the full-size Ford Transit van by Tempe. The vehicle itself reigns supreme among other full-size vans with its ample space, wide array of configurations, and driver-assistance safety features. You will find many options with this conversion, and each is guaranteed to be furnished with premium-quality components designed for your convenience.

forward collision warning

blind-spot monitoring

automated emergency braking

What's New for 2021?

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Ford Transit has two powertrain options. The base engine is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 that generates 275 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. A turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 that generates 310 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque is also available. Upon testing, the turbocharged version can complete a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and you can opt for either a rear-wheel or an all-wheel drive. While the 2020 Transit could accommodate a payload of up to 4530 pounds, the 2021 model can expectedly handle a higher amount due to a larger GVWR. The van is also capable of towing up to 7500 pounds. On top of that, the vehicle’s suspension is also regulated to ensure a smooth ride perfect for daily commutes.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The Ford Transit flaunts a sleek and modern design inspired by the Ford Explorer, making it stylish as it is comfortable. You can also choose from a variety of roof heights and base lengths to match your specific needs. It can originally accommodate up to 15 people and has aisle seating that makes it convenient for passengers to sit in the back.

One of the key features of our conversion is our three-position bucket seat sofa with integrated seatbelts. You can utilize this as a sofa bed, or you may also recline each seat individually. The sofa also slides forward and rearward, which allows for additional cargo space. We also included a Ricon slide-away lift and interlock system, which permits an easy pass-through entry and exit. As a bonus, there’s also a LED stepwell light that offers extra visibility when lifting your loved one into the vehicle. Moreover, it comes with a fully-adjustable Q’Straint lap and shoulder belt system with four oval pockets and manual straps to safely secure your wheelchair.

Furthermore, while the Ford Transit already has an interior that protects the passenger from traffic noise, we also fully insulate the ceiling and sidewalls to maximize noise reduction. At the same time, this also maintains a stable temperature throughout the cabin. We also install stain-resistant carpeting and ultra-commercial grade flooring in our reinforced steel flooring design, which is durable, easy to clean, and perfect for maneuvering a wheelchair

Infotainment and Connectivity

The model is well-equipped with entertainment features such as a four-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and music streaming, and a 4.0-inch multi-function display. Also, it comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot for easy internet access. Other options include an 8.0-inch display screen, integrated navigation, Sirius XM satellite radio, and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Transit sports a variety of standard driver-assistance features that can help to prevent accidents. Although it hasn’t been evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) yet, the 2021 Ford Transit received an overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of four stars.

Tempst Ford Transit : What Inside