Ford's Transit Connect Gets a New Look

Ford Transit Connect

After more than a decade, an all-new Ford Transit Connect is coming to Europe and the U.S., according to PickupTrucks.com.

The Transit Connect was one of the first globally sourced Ford vehicles announced under CEO Alan Mulally's "One Ford" strategy. The small van, which is manufactured in Turkey, was already pretty old by the time it reached U.S. shores in 2009; it was originally conceived in 2002.

The new model looks more aerodynamic compared with the slab-sided version we have now. Ford says the Transit Connect will get a more carlike interior, too, though pictures weren’t available.

Ford says the North American market will get a range of gasoline powertrains with the Transit Connect. Right now, it is powered by a sole 2.0-liter inline-four. No word yet if the Ford Transit Connect Electric will make it here when the model is redesigned.

The new Transit Connect is expected to hit the U.S. by the end of 2013.

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By Colin Bird | September 11, 2012 | Comments (15)

Comments 

Rich

The Aston Martin-like trapezoidal grille seen recently on all the new Fords is nice (2013 Fiesta and Escape). But the sliver “mustache” that contains the blue oval logo is not cohesive in any of the designs. Couldn’t Ford just eliminate the mustache? Mustache Remover, STAT!

Say the true its not a bad car!

Volume Van

Bravo. Hope it gets the latest 6 speed tranny.

Last month Transit connect sold more than 3,000 units and is slowly emerging.

Also joining are similar sized vehicles from Nissan & RAM.

KingofEldorado

Hmmm... The window version a replacement for my old Honda Element?

The new model looks more aerodynamic compared with the slab-sided version we have now. Ford says the Transit Connect will get a more carlike interior, too, though pictures weren’t available.

M3

Much nicer, looks similar to a Kia Soul or Scion xB. Hopefully they will offer a much more powerful engine, the current one is woefully underpowered.

No word yet if the Ford Transit Connect Electric will make it here when the model is redesigned.I liove to drive this car.

The Transit Connect will get a more car like interior, too, though the pictures weren’t available. You should do something to get this.

The new model looks more aerodynamic compared with the slab-sided version we have now. Ford says the Transit Connect will get a more carlike interior, too, though pictures weren’t available.

I’m still reading your blog, however I’m enhancing myself. I definitely like everything that is written in your blog. Thanks for sharing…

The window version a replacement for my old Honda Element?

Ford says the Transit Connect will get a more carlike interior, too, though pictures weren’t available.

This is really one of the best Car available in the market right now.!

quite spacious, reliable, and best for frequent travel.

Ford is one of my favorite cars but this is just too small for a family of 4.

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