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Ford Transit

  • It was a pleasure to deal with Red Kite. They were helpful and enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. From the first call to the day they ‘handed over’ the minibus the service was first class.High School, Lancashire
  • I have lost track of how many minibuses I have purchased from Red Kite, at least 5. I would not purchase from any other company as we have always had the very best of service in every respect.Grammar School, Isle of Man
  • We have already made recommendations to other schools, The new vehicle has freed up more teachers to be able to take trips, now we have overcome the D1 Licence issues.High School, Manchester

Brand New Ford Transit Minibus Range

Offering smarter, even more useful, connected technology, more powerful and efficient engines, a striking new design and most importantly, improvements to the carrying capacity. This is the New Ford Transit. The exterior updates include a bold front-end design with a new grille, front bumper, hood and headlights. New paint colours are also available creating a strong on-road presence.

The interior adopts the new horizontal instrument panel, cluster and steering wheel design from New Transit Custom. This offers improved stowage and enhanced ergonomics. The refreshed infotainment line-up, mirroring New Transit Custom, includes Ford SYNC 3 with tablet-inspired 8” touchscreen and embedded modem.

The Ford Transit Minibus Range offers safe, flexible 8 – 9 and 11, 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18 seat configurations with an outstanding range of innovative and thoughtful features, easy to drive with exceptional levels of finish and refinement. The new engines are among the most efficient available, combining reduced fuel consumption with lower CO2 emissions resulting in the outstanding economy across the range with an 8-11% CO2 improvement when compared with the outgoing powertrains.

To arrange a demonstration please call 01202 827678

Features Include:

  • 2.2 Duratorque 125ps TDCi euro 6 diesel engine
  • Smart regenerative charging
  • 6 speed gearbox with economy – gearshift indicator light
  • Fascia-mounted gear lever
  • Auto-stop-start and acceleration control
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Power assisted steering with rake and reach adjustment
  • Speed limiter 62 MPH
  • Lights on warning alarm
  • Trip computer with distance to empty etc.
  • 12v power points front and rear
  • Low visibility pack (heated front screen – washer fluid sensor electrically operated heated door mirrors)
  • Power operated front windows
  • Power operated/heated door mirrors
  • Remote central locking system
  • Tinted glass
  • Rear opening windows
  • Heated rear door windows
  • Driver and front passenger ‘airbags’
  • Dual passenger seat with under-seat storage
  • Overhead stowage consul
  • Luggage racks (Trend spec.)
  • Fold out front passenger seat table
  • DAB radio entertainment system, Bluetooth, USB/iPod auxiliary connectivity, Remote controls, front and rear speakers
  • Power-operated side step
  • Integrated rear bumper step
  • 1 x Year Ford roadside assist
  • 2 x Years or 30,000-mile service intervals
  • 3 x Years/100,000 mile manufacturer warranty

Vehicle Graphics

  • School name & logo single colour option A
  • School name & logo two colours & up to two lines of text option B
  • School name & logo multi colours & up to three lines of text option C
  • Specialist sign writing & body wraps individually quoted
  • Speed limiter warning decal
  • Rear door school / college bus reflective graphic
  • School children logo – supply & fit – here on site
  • School children logo – supply only


  • Tow bar & electrics
  • Tow bar step

Roof Rack & Accessories

  • Fixed ladder
  • Ratchet strap set
  • Tonnau cover weather resistant
  • Top box size A – 280 litre (L 108cm x W 75cm x H 42cm)
  • Top box size B – 400 litre (L 120cm x W 91cm x H 42cm)

Alarm System  

  • High specification alarm system – Thatcham approved
  • Additional remote alarm keys

Reversing Aids    

  • Reversing alarm night silent
  • Audible reverse sensors
  • Rear camera monitor incorporated within mirror
  • Rear camera & audible reverse warning kit

Vehicle Monitoring Safety System    

  • Front camera, 1 x roof mounted rear camera, 2 x internal cameras
  • 1 x GPS tracking unit, 1 x slim line monitoring screen & inbuilt DVR, 2 x keys
  • 4 x micro SD cards, PC software management program

Rear Entertainment Pack  

  • DVD unit in dash & screen fitted suitable for rear passenger viewing
  • Wi-Fi system & USB sockets for rear seat passengers (requires data sim card)

Additional Keys

  • Ford code (remote) key & ECU
  • Ford code non-remote key & ECU
  • Additional charge if code lost

Stanchions & Grab Handles

  • High visibility yellow stanchions
  • Additional grab handles

Tail Lift Equipment

  • Under floor, tail lift includes load light
  • Internal tail lift still allows access to rear doors

Heating & Air Conditioning – Climate Systems

  • Rear climate air conditioning & heating system
  • Rear climate air conditioning & heating system fully ducted along the vehicle
  • Diesel under floor heated unit – 4 kW thermostatically controlled
  • Diesel internal heater unit – 2 kW thermostatically controlled)


  • Rear passenger seats are fitted with head restraints and height adjustable generation seat belts
  • Large exterior door mirrors with wide angle lenses
  • Glazed roof panel/emergency escape hatch
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and electronic brake
  • Force Distribution (EBFD) as standard
  • Reinforced front doors providing improved overall rigidity
  • Driver’s airbag
  • Electronic Immobiliser using the latest generation transponder
  • Deadlocks on all front and rear doors
  • Anti-tamper alarm on the rear door
  • Central and independent locking
  • Visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • High mounted rear brake light
  • Speed limiter
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Fire extinguisher and first aid kit

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