The Transit's design updates may prove too insignificant for most to notice, but what's not insignificant is the tech that Ford has packed inside the little wagon.
If you decide you don't want the available 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel, don't worry - the 2.0-liter gasoline-burning I4 is standard issue.
Transit Connect Wagon's new instrument panel is centered on features that are both useful and straightforward - an available 6.5-inch floating touch screen, a digital driver information center in the cluster, and available wireless charging for your mobile device. And one in three Boomers plans to purchase a auto in the next three years, according to AARP.
Both the 1.5-liter diesel and the carryover 2.0-liter gasoline 4-cylinder (now with start-stop technology) are paired to a new 8-speed automatic transmission, driving only the front wheels as before.
Enlarge Image As far as repurposed cargo vans go this one's a handsome one. Ford
Ford's arrived at the Chicago Auto Show this year with an updated version of its Transit Connect van for the USA market, putting a fresh face on the model that first launched in 2012 (and reached the United States as a 2014 model).
The 2019 Transit Connect Wagon is easier get in and out of and offers flexible seating and cargo space. Besides, it packs automatic emergency braking as standard and adaptive cruise control which slows the vehicles after detecting traffic. The Transit Connect Wagon's 2017 sales of 34,470 units were almost double the next runner up, the Nissan NV200. There are duel sliding doors and available roof rails to secure and carry equipment for extracurricular activities like surfing or biking. Coming soon, Waze compatibility will help drivers steer clear of troublesome traffic spots. There is a new Ford plus Alexa assistant technology in SYNC 3 infotainment system.
New engine will find its way across the company's product portfolio. The long-wheelbase model has more interior cargo volume behind the first row than the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, making the task of getting oversized items home a snap.
In Europe, Ford has been rolling out the 1.5L EcoBlue to a number of vehicles, including the EcoSport compact SUV, Tourneo Connect, and European version of the Transit Connect. There is an available tow package with a capacity of 2,000 pounds.