If you thought the Ford Transit was limited only to transporting brickies from building site to building site, prepare to be amazed!
The popular Transit has been given an upgrade courtesy of small family-owned conversion company Quigley Motors, who take stock vans and turn them into bona fide four-wheel drive monsters.
Based in Pennsylvania in the United States, Quigley took one of the new-generation Transit vans before fitting it with a range of new features to transform it into an off-roading beast.
V6-powered off-roading monster
Powered by a 3.5-litre V6 version of Ford’s EcoBoost engine, this particular Transit has been dubbed ‘Little Red’ by the Quigley crew, and comes with a full roster of custom goodies.
Along with an upgraded drive system, Little Red has an independent front axle and uprated steering, plus new suspension, brakes and stability control, plus the addition of massive all-terrain tyres.
After having being built, the upgraded Transit then made the 2,000-mile journey from its home in Pennsylvania to Utah, where it completed a challenging off-road course, which has been captured on video.
Late last year, the new Ford Transit was officially named the Van of the Year at the 2015 What Van? Awards, thanks to its incredible popularity, ability and range of features, engines and equipment.
With a restyling of both the exterior and cabin, the latest version of the stalwart Transit is tougher, more reliable and better equipped than ever.
Cargo space has been improved by 11 per cent over the previous model, with new storage features to allow easier and more secure load carrying.
It’s available in three different lengths and two roof heights and is capable of shifting loads of up to 4.7 tonnes, making the Transit easily one of the most versatile commercial vehicles available.
New Ford Transit available now
As well as that, the 2014 Transit delivers class-beating fuel efficiency thanks to its 2.2-litre Duratorq turbodiesel engine, which can be specified to produced 99bhp, 123bhp or 138bhp.
Official combined fuel economy figures for the 123bhp unit clock in at 44mpg, while CO2 emissions have been recorded at just 169g/km, a six per cent reduction over the Transit’s predecessor.
Spacious, economical and incredibly user-friendly, the new Ford Transit is available to buy from Perrys dealerships now, with prices starting from just £21,744.
In the meantime, why not check out the footage of Little Red’s off-roading journey below!