There will be three wheelbases and roof heights, with load volumes up to 17 cubic metres and payloads up to 2,440kg. Chassis cabs will also be available.
In the cab, a driver’s airbag will be standard (it was a paid-for option on the old model) and window and thorax bags will be optional. A CD/radio, adaptive traction control and ABS brakes will also feature as standard and there are extra storage spaces over the old model.
There will be a choice of engines – a 2.2-litre four cylinder unit offering 87, 115 and 147bhp and a new 3.0-litre V6 diesel pumping out a massive 181bhp, a new record power output for panel vans in the UK.
The old Sprintshift model is deleted, although a fully automatic version will be on sale for a premium of around £900.
All engines are Euro IV-compliant and have particulate filters. There will be no petrol versions, hence no LPG option either.
In the back, the side-loading door has been extended and there is a new load-locking system allowing cargo to be strapped to the van’s side.
Another option is a keyless entry system and electric side door which will open automatically when a driver nears the vehicle – useful if the he or she is carrying a heavy box.
There will also be a tyre pressure warning system and parking sensors front and rear.
Prices will be announced nearer launch date.