Press Kit Description
“Ford’s latest Transit family has taken the European market by storm, and we have no intention of taking our foot off the gas. We’ve given our two smaller Transits a complete overhaul that makes them even more affordable to run, more stylish to look at, and ready to tackle every job our customers throw at them.”
Hans Schep, general manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe
The new Transit Connect van is part of a Ford product revolution that will see the company’s entire commercial line-up in Europe renewed during the next 18 months.
New Transit Connect delivers bold design, and advanced new powertrains offering improved fuel efficiency and performance, with the all-new 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine and advanced 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine featuring cylinder deactivation. To minimise overall cost of ownership, service intervals have been extended on both diesel and petrol variants, with manual diesel vehicles now offering best-in-class variable intervals of up to 2 years/40,000 km (25,000 miles).
Inside the vehicle, an upgraded cabin features a floating, tablet-inspired 6-inch colour touchscreen on high series models, featuring Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system. The new Transit Connect introduces a comprehensive range of segment-first driver assistance features including Intelligent Speed Limiter, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Side Wind Stabilisation and Active Park Assist
New Transit Connect will be available to order in spring 2018 for customer delivery from the middle of the year.