The 2023 Ford Transit Trail reaches out to modern #Vanlife nomads

The 2023 Ford Transit Trail reaches out to modern #Vanlife nomads

Ford is betting that at upcoming holiday dinners, tweens of the 2060s will stare at outdated JPEGs with a laugh.

“Hey, Joey, Grandma and Grandpa lived in a van!”

“Not just a van, Chloe. A Ford Transit Trail.

An all-wheel-drive mid-duty van the size of an airport shuttle or UPS van, the new 2023 Transit Trail aims to turn Ford’s workhorse into a vacation getaway/rolling residence for everything, from weekends to residency years.

The 2023 Ford Transit Trail

“People often ask us what our favorite place is and our answer is constantly changing as we always discover new places,” write Joe and Kait Russo, who have traveled across North America living in a variety of vehicles since 2015. .

They currently have a Storyteller Overland pickup built on a Ford F-350 chassis, after several years with a Ford F-350 crew cab pickup with a camper. The Russos write RV travel guides and tips.

They also have a brick-and-mortar house, but the US Census Bureau estimates that about 140,000 people live in cars, boats, or RVs. Some do it by choice, others by necessity, as shown in the Oscar-winning film “Nomadland”.

A blank canvas

The basic idea: Ford does what it does best, which is to build a vehicle with the latest safety and convenience features.

An example of the 2023 Ford Transit Trail interior.

Do-it-yourselfers and aftermarket parts shops take it from there, turning Ford’s blank canvas into a custom living space.

The 2023 Ford Transit Trail will soon enter production. Ford dealerships are taking orders now. The first Transit Trails are expected to be on dealer lots in the spring of 2023.

Transit Trail prices start at $65,975, excluding destination fees. Prices can skyrocket from this starting point, depending on interior features and materials.

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