After having chosen to remove Grand C-Max of its offer in the United States, Ford turns into to new Transit Connect its representative on the market of the MPV 7 seats … A new model will be imported from Spain.
Since the judgment of Freestar, replaced by the Flex, Ford is absent from the large MPV segment. A segment which has never been really profitable, and which is today in Bern. On the other hand, the more compact MPV segment could see some growth in the coming years, and following the abandonment of the Grand C-Max for the U.S. market, the Transit Connect new generation that will be sticking. Not yet available in Europe, it will come to the United States from Spain in the fourth quarter of 2013.
For the U.S. market, it will propose standard or long wheelbase, 5 or 7 seats, and with either a 4-cylinder naturally aspirated 2.5-liter or a 1.6L EcoBoost (turbocharged direct injection gasoline). Ford communicates on the ability to carry 7 people, a payload of 600 to 1,000 kg, a load more of 2.8 m3 volume and especially consumption announced over 30 mpg (less than 7.84L/100 km)..