New Transit Connect - Best In Class Fuel Efficiency
The new Ford Transit Connect offers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 70.6 mpg - reducing fuel costs by up to £1,600 over a typical four year cycle. The Transit Connect will be launched later this year.
It offers a 34% improvement in mpg over the current model, emissions for the 1.6-litre 95PS Duratorq TDCi diesel engine are 105g/km and residual values have also been improved by 4.9% compared to the equivalent outgoing model.
It is the first Ford van to offer customers the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – delivering class-leading petrol fuel economy of 50.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 129g/km.
Transit Connect’s reduced fuel bills are supported by further improvements in routine servicing and maintenance costs with extended service intervals of up to 20,000 miles or 12 months.
Stephen Lesh - Transit Connect chief programme engineer says, “Van operators are always looking to economise, and the all-new Transit Connect takes a huge step forward in cutting fuel costs,”
“With class-leading performance from both diesel and petrol powertrains, we’re confident that the all-new Transit Connect van will be welcomed by small businesses and larger fleets alike.”
Ford’s fuel-saving technologies are widely available across the all-new Transit Connect range, with a special fuel economy package – featuring Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter and Smart Regenerative Charging – fitted as standard to 1.0-litre EcoBoost models and available as an option with the 75PS and 95PS variants of the 1.6-litre Duratorq diesel.
All models also feature Ford’s improved-efficiency Electric Power Assisted Steering, plus a gearshift indicator with Ford EcoMode driver information system standard from the Trend series.
Available in short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase versions, Transit Connect offers a load area of 2.9m3 and 3.6m3 (SAE – with full bulkhead fitted) and a maximum payload of up to 1,000kg.
Ford will offer Van, Double-Cab-in-Van and Kombi derivatives.
Deliveries of the all-new Transit Connect van are scheduled to start towards the end of 2013.