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2023 Ford Transit Trail
Ford Pro will introduce the new 2023 Transit Trail™ van, equipped with its new adventure-seeking capability alongside interior and exterior enhancements providing do-it-yourselfers and motorhome distributors a turnkey canvas direct from the factory.

Camping has long been a form of escape from the concrete jungle. Today the once hobby has become a way of life for a growing number of people. Whether you’re into the #vanlife or just enjoy frequenting the outdoors more than anything else, Ford has teased us that the Ford Transit Trail will be here sooner than later to accompany you on your journeys.

This week, it was made official that the Ford Transit Trail would be “coming soon” for the USA market. In a Ford Press release, we’re told that “soon” means next month. Considering Ford Motor Company won’t officially be at the 2022 SEMA Show, it’s likely that the Transit Trail reveal will be a standalone event.

Overseas, the Ford Transit Trail is nothing new in Europe. However, the USA market will likely have a few unique features, particularly with what’s under the hood. The teaser image shows yellow cab lights, and a Ford Blue Oval badge (the Euro-spec model has a Raptor-like “FORD” grille), while we also expect upgrades to the tires, as well as plastic cladding to the side skirts and fenders to protect the body from rocks chipping the paint.

Ford FordPro Transit Trail Off Road Van Overlanding

Precursors that Ford was readying a Transit Trail launch in its homeland include a USPTO paper trail from earlier this year, while others have even spied it in action, testing on American soil shortly thereafter. Ford says that this new offering will provide a “turnkey canvas” straight from the factory for a #vanlifer or others like them.


One of the spy photos of a red Transit Trail and accompanying window sticker found earlier this year also tell us to expect the van to be all-wheel-drive and have a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine option for $1,775. The European model features a 2.0L diesel engine but we’re doubtful that makes its way into the American market. Also revealed, was that the van will come with two batteries and an auxiliary fuse box.

In terms of pricing for the Transit Trail, the window sticker of what appears to be a base model shows an MSRP of just under $55,000 ($54,830). We will have to wait until next month to learn if that is an actual starting price or not.

Written by Cody U.

Cody is a Tennessee-based media professional with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He has spent time as a country radio morning show producer and currently writes for MC&T as an outlet to geek out over cool cars, trucks, and utility vehicles.

Originally from California Cody has an appreciation for all-electric vehicles but a soft spot for the rumble of an all-American V8 muscle car. His dream car remains a 2007 Ford Mustang Bullitt. His fascination with all things cars stems from countless trips to car shows and watching car movies, of course.

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