The iconic vagabond vehicle for the 1960s generation was a Volkswagen van, hand-painted in groovy colors with gaudy curtains billowing out the back windows. If the Transit Connect was an option back then, Ford's small cargo van with oversized body sides might have been an appealing option for surfers, artists, and others who like to customize their mode of transportation.
Ford tapped its global vehicle portfolio to bring the Kocaeli, Turkey-assembled Transit Connect to the U.S. market for small business owners wanting an alternative to larger-sized delivery vehicles. But the reality is non-business owners will discover a connection to this quirky-looking vehicle. It's flush with cargo space, light on the pocketbook, and the in-dash computer includes all types of applications, such as remotely accessing the office computer.
Even though the 2010 model year marks its U.S.-debut, the Transit Connect has been sold in 58 countries with a 1.8-liter diesel engine and five-speed manual transmission since 2003.
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