March 14, 2007

Ford announces all-new 2008 E-Series van

Indianapolis, Indiana – Ford has announced that its 2008 E-Series commercial van has received a major makeover, inspired by the new F-Series Super Duty’s bold new front-end design. The E-Series also features a revised steering system, new front and rear suspensions, increased load-carrying capacity, and all-new seats in its passenger vans.

Safety and security are also increased with the addition of available traction control, and the advanced E-Guard Cargo Protection System for added door-lock security.

The E-Series has topped the segment’s sales charts for 28 straight years, accounting for more than half of all commercial vans and passenger wagons sold in the U.S. in 2006. The commercial van, wagon and cutaway market accounts for more than 350,000 vehicles per year, with Ford commanding a total market share of 49.5 per cent, and a 62.8 per cent share of the cutaway segment.

The E-Series van is available in E-150 regular length, and E-250 and E-350 regular- and extended-length models. The cargo area features a double-wall design, exclusive on full-size vans, which leaves the exterior sheet metal less vulnerable to damage from shifting cargo.

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