An already popular line of cargo vans, the Ford Transit Connect connected with customers thanks to its stature, its height – which has a few extra inches to deliver more headroom – more storage capacity and more flexibility wrapped in an eye-pleasing design.
The new Transit Connect has been completely redesigned for 2014. In addition to offering the benchmark 2-seaters, Ford took a new look to create a sleek new passenger van design based on its bestselling cargo van, including the extended height.
At first glance, the sleek, smart new design takes you instantly out of minivan land. And this is where the upgrades begin: A new 2.5 liter engine replaces the previous 2.0; the powertrain now has a 6-speed automatic instead of a 4-speed. Together they have increased the vehicle’s fuel efficiency, rated 30 mpg highway and 22 in the city.
The new Transit Connect line now offers 5- and 7-person passenger vans with triple the options package of the initial 2-seaters, including things like moonroof and a choice of leather, vinyl and cloth interiors. The van has sliding doors on both sides and is also available with a longer wheelbase in addition to the standard length (see full specs of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect line). It carries up to 1700 lbs. and comes with a lot more newly engineered features that until now only defined high-end hybrids like SUVs.
“This gives our customers an option to purchase a brand new truck that comfortably does double duty as a passenger and cargo vehicle,” says Vighi. “Come on in to Hassett of Wantagh and test drive the 2014 Transit Connect today. “
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