The need for a car that can be used as a people carrier and a utility vehicle was proven over the time and, in 2018, Ford launched the Transit Connect with 5 seats at the Chicago Auto Show.
The Transit Connect Wagon started its life as a utility vehicle. It was adapted for family use or a team of workers in the same vehicle with their tools and, why not, a ladder strapped on the roof. For others, it was their family vehicle with a surfboard on top.
Short front, two available lengths, and up to seven seats inside. These were, for short, the most important features of the 2018 Ford Transit Connect Wagon. The large MPV was also available with a long wheelbase and up to 7 seats. The standard (or short) wheelbase had room for 5 passengers and a big trunk, which could be extended by folding down the rear seats.
It offered interesting features for its class, especially for the safety systems, such as the Automatic Emergency Braking that included the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. The technology offered by Ford in that MPV was also noticeable in the infotainment unit with the Sync3 system that featured a 6.5” touch-screen.
To move the vehicle, Ford installed two engine options: a 1.5-liter turbodiesel or a 2.0-liter gasoline unit. Both were mated to a standard 8-speed automatic transmission built for economy.