New Transit Chassis Cab

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  1. jonandshell

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    It looks like Chausson are starting to build on the new Transit.....

    Capucines Chausson - 2015:
     
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    Very nice, all I need is a winning ticket in tomorrow's lottery..
     
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    I think the new Transit looks narrow, may not be but it looks like it is.
     
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    nice looking van.we have just bought a new ford transit van at work as one of our service vans.great chassis cab and they are very reliable;)
    brian and jo
     
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    It looks a bit 'American' in the styling department in my opinion.
    Another bad trend is the way the dash is styled like a car's. The practical cubby holes and compartments are all disappearing. That applies to all makes. The priorities of the working man using the vans is being ignored by the designers.
     
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    Read somewhere that the yank looking design is precisely because they intend selling in banjo land...... Looks like a love child between a wannabe Dodge Ram and a Ford Fiesta. The looks will no doubt grow on us all
     
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    The Sprinter seems to be doing well there.
    Ford must think there is room for a patriotic competitor in the marketplace. The European build quality should help!
     
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    Huge quiff !
     
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    A corner of my your cheque book will do for me should you win.
     
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    It was in the press that Chausson have the new Ford Transit Mk 8 motorhome chassis exclusive to them for one year before it is rolled out to other manufacturers. Not sure about the new shape though - does look like a quiff! Perhaps it looks better on a low profile design?
     
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    Just looked at the videos - not sure any better in low profile! Be interesting to see these at the NEC(y)
     
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    I give it 6 m0nths before ford bring out an updated version.. It MUST be the UGLIEST front end i have ever seen.
    i would certainly never buy one of these. Horrible does'nt come close..similar to the new ducato etc.
     
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    As a van to me it looks like it's too high and narrow
    Pig ugly
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    But great painted in Brown for UPS deliveries.......
     
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    I must admit, we are glad we have a Mk 7!

    The look will probably be a grower though. Being a Transit, there will be loads of them on the roads in due course.

    I think I am right in saying that the gross weight of the new model will be up to 5.5 tonnes. It would keep Iveco on their toes for some larger conversions.
     
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    Yes i agree. being a transit,it will still be the best van on the market, and sell like hot cakes no matter what they look like. my mate has just bought one,, a big comedown though, his old one was the 3.1ltr 5 cyl 200HP. That went like a rocket. his new one is the LWB 2.2 i think.
     
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    It looks a lot better if the grill is painted the same as the rest.. PS they are made in Turkey so much for European Build quality. But I will get one of those if I get another Chausson,,but wish they were rear wheel drive. as for ugly what about those FIAT things , now they really are.
    DUCK TAKE COVER
     
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    I agree with the pig ugly comment.

    The new Sprinter looks great, and compared to the Transit, so do all the others.


    :cooler:
     
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    Does anyone remember the Ford Scorpio, the "wide mouthed frog".

    Even the head of Ford in Britain described it as "a marketing challenge". It did not last long.
     
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    There's loads of new Transits on the road though! Nobody actually bought a Scorpio!
     
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