The Ford Transit Connect gets a revamp

Ford Transit Connect van
The popular Ford Transit Connect has undergone a revamp to offer a 1-tonne payload and better fuel efficiencies to be an impressive light commercial van.

The Ford Transit Connect has been refreshed by the Blue Oval to boost its attractiveness to fleet operators.

The Transit Connect with the advanced 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine now offers best in class fuel efficiency.

And Ford says that there is no other light commercial vehicle in the segment that will deliver better fuel economy than the Transit Connect.

As a result, the van maker says it is helping firms to improve their operating costs, and also reduce their carbon footprint.

Most popular Transit Connect is the L1 Trend

The most popular Transit Connect is the L1 Trend and this should return fuel economy of 69 mpg, with emissions of 109g/km.

The diesel engine has two power outputs of 75 PS or 120 PS and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Fuel efficiency is boosted further by having new, low rolling resistance tyres.

Ford has also revealed that it has just approved a Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel that can be used with all variants of the Transit Connect using the 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine.

They say they have carried out extensive testing of HVO fuels to ensure that the performance and the servicing of the Transit Connects will be unaffected.

Payloads of up to 982 kg

On top of that, Transit Connect operators will also enjoy payloads of up to 982 kg to help enhance productivity.

Ford says it is responding to customer feedback by boosting the van’s load-carrying capabilities.

There’s also a new Transit Connect Limited series available offering 16-inch Sparkle Silver alloy wheels, along with body-coloured door handles, wing mirrors and side mouldings.

Drivers also get rain sensing wipers, heated seats and automatic lighting.

Limited series of the Transit Connect

There’s also a new high-end limited series of the Transit Connect with a premium interior specification, and a stylish exterior for those customers who want a more exclusive light commercial van.

The entire Transit Connect line-up has received the new updates with the enhanced versions arriving in Ford showrooms from the middle of November.