Motor Co. aims to retain its leadership in the fullsize-van segment with the new â09 E-Series, unveiled today at the National Truck Equipment Assn. 2008 Work Truck Show in Atlanta, GA.
For â09 the E-Series receives a bevy of upgrades.
These include a redesigned instrument panel and console; door trim panels with more storage; built-in auxiliary upfitter switches; more comfortable seats; a first-in-class factory-installed navigation system; andWork Solutions, a suite of technologies designed to boost productivity among business and fleet owners.
Ford Work Solutions consists of an in-dash computer with Internet access; âTool Link,â a radio-frequency identification system (RFID) for tools and other supplies; âCrew Chief,â a fleet telematics and diagnostic system; and âCable Lock,â a security system used to tether large, expensive tools to the truck.
The â09 E-Series also comes available with a reverse camera system, which is activated when the van is shifted into reverse. The video image is displayed on the navigation screen on vans equipped with the option or in the rearview mirror on models without navigation.
E-Series cargo vans equipped with 4.6L or 5.4L V-8 engines are capable of running on E85, which Ford says is a segment first.
All E-Series engines are designed to meet 2010 emission standards, Ford says.
The â09 E-Series will be built at Fordâs assembly plant in Avon Lake, OH, and will reach dealerships in August.