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2008 E-Series - Boldest, Most Capable Ford Commercial Van Ever

  • All-new, F-Series Super Duty-inspired front-end design makes a bold statement while improving engine capability with increased airflow.

  • Revised steering system and front and rear suspensions improve driving dynamics, braking performance to help drivers navigate urban streets.

  • Improvements also increase load carrying capability, including class-leading gross vehicle weight rating of 14,500 pounds.

  • Passenger wagons feature all-new seats for commercial customers who take on the most grueling city driving conditions.

  • All-new, segment-exclusive E-Guard Cargo Protection System™ is a double-lock design that adds cargo security straight from the factory.

  • Ford-exclusive, AdvanceTrac® with RSC is standard on E-350 passenger wagons with the 5.4-liter V-8. Exclusive engine-only traction control system is now available on all other models.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The new 2008 E-Series commercial van – America’s best selling cargo vans, cutaways and passenger wagons – gets a major makeover inspired by the new F-Series Super Duty’s bold new front-end design to communicate a list of chassis and suspension upgrades that increase capability and improve ride and handling.




Safety and security is also improved with the addition of available traction control and features such as the advanced E-Guard Cargo Protection System™, a segment exclusive, for added door-lock security.

Ford trucks are the trucks that America takes to work. In 2006, Ford posted a 40 percent share of the total commercial vehicle market for class 2 to class 7 trucks, up 1 whole percentage point from 2005. That means that nearly half of all of the commercial and fleet vehicles sold, from F-150 pickups to F-750 chassis cabs, wear the blue Ford oval.

“Ford is the undisputed commercial vehicle leader and growing,” says Joe Castelli, director, Ford commercial truck marketing. “We own 40 percent of the commercial vehicle market and nearly 500,000 new commercial vehicles on the way this year alone.”

Ford’s E-Series line-up has topped its segment’s sales charts for 28 straight years, accounting for more than half of all commercial vans and passenger wagons sold in 2006. The commercial van, wagon and cutaway market is strong, accounting for more than 350,000 total vehicle sales just last year. Ford E-Series commands a total market share of 49.5 percent while boasting a 62.8 percent share of the cutaway segment.

Photos: Ford

(Mar. 7, 2007)


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