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Ford Transit Skyliner Concept Travels in Style

By Bob Nagy on April 16, 2014 8:05 AM
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Offering a first look at the hidden potential that lies within the automaker's new full-size commercial van, the Ford Transit Skyliner Concept arrived in style at the New York Auto Show. Matching a high-profile exterior with an ultra-flexible premium cabin, Ford likens this distinctive one-off to a private jet on wheels and hopes it will draw interest from the limousine market as well as help establish the Transit as "the next generation of modern, cool, fuel-efficient vans" when the production models go on sale this summer.

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The Transit Skyliner Concept was envisioned by Ford with input from its European design team and Galpin Auto Sports, dedicated custom/specialty division of Southern California's Galpin Ford, the world's largest Blue Oval dealer. This ultra-spec motor coach offers those aboard four dynamic "experience modes" - Theatre, Business, Reception and Travel - all controlled via a smartphone or tablet using a Crestron automation system that adjusts the leather-wrapped throne-like seats and also commands operation of all other creature features and functions.  

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The Skyliner Concept's long list of amenities includes a Focal Utopia 7.2 surround sound audio system with custom-made speakers, a 52-inch retractable Stewart movie screen, DIRECTV satellite TV, a media server, built-in bar, LED ambient lighting and bespoke luggage made from leather that matches the seats. Powered by a 365-horse/3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the Skyliner Concept is finished in unique silver metallic paint set off with contrasting lower body trim and bespoke Forgiato alloy wheels. 

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