NEW FOR 2012:
– Optional dual 78-amp heavy-duty batteries replace auxiliary battery option
– Audio input jack included with AM/FM radio on van models
– Ford Work Solutions in-dash computer no longer available on wagon and van; Tool Link no longer available on van
– Crew Chief is now powered by Telogis (rather than Microlise) and includes one year of subscription service
– Exterior colours: Steel Blue Metallic now available on all models; Royal Red Metallic not available on all models
For 2012, changes to the Ford E-Series van and wagon are minor, with dual heavy-duty batteries available, a new audio input jack, and changes to the Crew Chief telematics system.
The E-Series van is available as a passenger wagon, and for commercial use as a cargo van, or as a cutaway or stripped chassis. Wagon models are the E-150, in regular length, and E-350 in regular and extended-length models, offering seating options for 7, 8, 12 or 15 passengers, plus an 11-passenger optional seating configuration for the extended-length XL and XLT. Commercial vans are available in E-150, E-250 and E-350 configuration.
The E-150 wagon comes with a choice of 4.6-litre V8 or 5.4-litre V8, both with four-speed automatic transmission. The E-350 uses the 5.4-litre V8. Cargo and cutaway vans also offer a 6.8-litre V10 gasoline engine that is unavailable on passenger wagons.
Features on the E-150 XL include 16-inch steel wheels, front air conditioning, eight-passenger seating, front bucket seats, cloth upholstery, engine block heater, engine oil cooler, tire pressure monitoring system, engine immobilizer, AM/FM stereo, black-painted bumpers, power windows and locks, tilt steering wheel and cloth visors.
The E-150 XLT adds front captain’s chairs, high-capacity front and rear air conditioning, CD stereo, chrome bumpers, cruise control, full-length carpet, floor mats, and power mirrors.
The E-350 XL and XLT models are similarly equipped, but regular-length models add 12-passenger seating, and extended-length models add 15-passenger seating.