This year at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN, Utilimaster unveiled their latest truck, The Velocity. Similar in size to the Isuzu Reach, and based off of the Ford Transit cutaway chassis, the Velocity promises great fuel economy combined with a segment low total cost of ownership. This vehicle has the same engine options as the the Ford Transit cargo van. The standard 3.7L V6 gas engine (putting out 274 hp and 260 lbs-ft. of torque) can also run on E85 or be modified to run on CNG or propane. The optional Ford 3.2L I-5 diesel engine puts out 185 hp and 350 lbs.-ft of torque.
The Velocity is a low entry and exit step van made ergonomically for parcel delivery. With 3 different size options (12 ft., 14 ft., and 16 ft. length), the new step van can handle 574 cu. ft. to 784 cu. ft. of cargo capacity and a payload capacity of 3200 lbs. to 3700 lbs.
The Utilimaster Velocity is expected to be in full production during the third quarter and Step Van Direct will be able to source and finance any variation of the vehicle. We will keep you updated as more information and pricing becomes available. If you would like to see currently available Transit vehicles Click Here. Contact us or your national account manager for further information.