The Winnebago EKKO is known for its unmatched off-grid and all-season capabilities while also providing all of the comforts of home in an easy to drive and park motorhome. With the new model year of the Ford Transit® van chassis, the Winnebago EKKO has received numerous updates on the chassis and inside the motorhome. Continue reading to learn more about these changes and upgrades.
FORD TRANSIT® CHASSIS UPDATES
The Ford Transit chassis makes the Winnebago EKKO truly special with all-wheel drive capability as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that delivers 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque while a 31-gallon fuel tank allows you to take extended adventures. The Ford Transit is equipped with enhanced safety features including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, driver alert and more.
Keyless Entry and Push-to-Start – The 2023 Ford Transit chassis is now equipped with Ford Intelligent Access which allows you to access your vehicle without having to reach for your keys. The system allows you to lock your cab doors with the use of a touch sensitive location on the back of either cab door handle. It also has keyless entry with an additional touch sensitive location on the front of the cab door handles to unlock the EKKO. Proximity lock/unlock is included as well for the cab doors. This system also replaced the ignition key with a push button start.
Grille – Previously equipped with a chrome surround, the honeycomb mesh grille now has a carbon black surround.
Center Console – The center console has been resized to provide additional cab seat space and access.
Additional Chassis Updates:
- New Blind Spot Monitor System – Blind Spot Assist 1.0 replaces the previous system. With this change the alert displays were moved to the side exterior rearview mirrors.
- Sensing Systems – An obstacle sensing system was added to the front and rear obstacle sensors to alert you of anything crossing you path.
- Automatic Temperature Control – This system replaces the previous manual system.
- Carbon Black Headlight Surround – A new black surround replaces the previous chrome surround on the high-intensity discharge headlights.
- Front Wheel Well Liners – Liners were added to the new EKKO chassis to help prevent road spray and debris from accumulating under the EKKO.
ADDITIONAL 2023 WINNEBAGO EKKO UPDATES
Overhead Cabinet Swing Lift – Previously equipped with ceiling magnets to hold them open, the overhead cabinets in the EKKO now use a up-swing door lift that holds the cabinet securely in the open position and lowers them gently when closed.
Carpeted Overhead Cabinets – The overhead compartment bottom panels now include a soft-surface carpet to protect both the panel itself and your items from damage.
Bedroom Step Light – A dedicated wall switch for the bedroom step light replaces the motion sensor light.
Corner on Dinette Base – The dinette seat base cabinet now includes a protective metal corner.
Inverter Location – Previously, the inverter was accessible through a mid-passenger side compartment door. It is now located under the dinette seat in an open cut-out as seen in the above photo.
Circuit Breaker Location – The circuit breaker had previously been located in the same exterior compartment as the inverter. It is now located on the side of the dinette near the inverter controls.
- Shower Drain Pump – This has been relocated.
- Windows – The EKKO now has Aluminum-framed window cassette shades and screens.
- Compartment Doors – The exterior compartment doors now include latch spacer plates.
The Winnebago EKKO combines the efficiency of a camper van, the added capacity of a Class C coach and the enhanced capability of AWD to create the perfect RV for any and all adventures. Find out more about the Winnebago EKKO from a Lichtsinn RV Consultant today!
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