Ford Transit Connect and Transit Courier details revealed ahead of 2018 launch
Ford has revealed the details around its new Transit Connect and Courier models that will join its CV line-up next year.
Next year’s Transit Connect delivers what Ford describes as a bold design with fuel-efficient engines, including an all-new 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel and 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol featuring cylinder deactivation.
The Connect introduces a range of driver assistance features including Intelligent Speed Limiter – that enables automatic adjustment of maximum vehicle speed to remain within legal limits, the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection emergency braking system, Side Wind Stabilisation, and Active Park Assist that helps to steer the vehicle into both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces.
Like the outgoing model, the Connect offers short and long wheelbase options providing load volumes up to 3.6 m3 (VDA), payload capacity ranging from 520-890 kg, and body styles including van, kombi and double-cab-in-van.
The updated Transit Courier offers revised powertrains with standard six-speed transmission, SYNC 3 technology and refreshed front-end appearance.
Engines choices include 1.5-litre TDCi diesel and 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines. Payload capacity ranges from 500-590 kg, load volumes up to 2.4 m3 (VDA), and there will be a choice of van and kombi body styles
“Ford’s latest Transit family has taken the European market by storm, and we have no intention of taking our foot off the gas,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe.
“We’ve given our two smaller Transits a complete overhaul that makes them even more affordable to run, more stylish to look at, and ready to tackle every job our customers throw at them,” he added.
To minimise overall cost of ownership, service intervals have been extended on both diesel and petrol variants, with manual diesel vehicles now offering best-in-class variable intervals of up to two years/25,000 miles.
The vehicles will be available to order from spring 2018.