Ford Launches Transit Connect in U.S.

Ford is tapping its global product portfolio to meet the unique needs of American entrepreneurs with the 2010 Transit Connect, a new fuel-efficient alternative to larger commercial vehicles.

Transit Connect arrives with a global reputation for durability and toughness dating back to its 2003 launch, when European commercial vehicle journalists named it International Van of the Year.

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Ford is tapping its global product portfolio to meet the unique needs of American entrepreneurs with the 2010 Transit Connect, a new fuel-efficient alternative to larger commercial vehicles.

Transit Connect arrives with a global reputation for durability and toughness dating back to its 2003 launch, when European commercial vehicle journalists named it International Van of the Year.

"This workhorse is like nothing available today in the American market," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development.

Ford Transit Connects offers:

  • 135 cubic feet of space, with a 1,600 pound payload
  • Cargo doors open at 180 degrees, or optional 255 degrees
  • 59.1 inch load height and 72.6-inch load length
  • Dual sliding side door access
  • Nimble 39-foot turning circle

Transit Connect has more than twice the cargo space of the Chevrolet HHR Panel and a larger payload than the full-size Dodge Ram 1500 standard-cab short-box pickup truck.

Transit Connect can be configured with bulkheads, racks and shelving to suit specific needs, and with Ford Work Solutions allowing a driver to:

  • Conduct business with an in-dash computer
  • Track on-board tools and inventory with Tool Link
  • Track the fleet with Crew Chief


Ford Transit Connect is designed, engineered and manufactured to beat tough, light commercial vehicle durability standards. Powered by a Duratec 2.0-liter I-4, Transit Connect is expected to deliver at least 20 city and 24 highway mpg, pending final EPA fuel economy certification. A 14.7 gallon fuel tank enables a projected range of over 350 highway miles.

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