Ford’s Transit Connect Appeals to Down-Size Market

January 5, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Ford Motor Co.'s new Transit Connect

Ford Motor Co.'s new Transit Connect

Ford Motor Co.’s new Transit Connect is becoming quite popular with small businesses but some U.S. motorized RV manufacturers may see it as a candidate for use by a downsize-minded RV industry. The vehicle gets an EPA-estimated 22 mph in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and features a 2.0-liter Duratec I-4 engine. The smaller of two versions of the van sold in Europe, Transit Connect is specifically designed for tight, urban environments, where space is at a premium and fuel prices are high. It has a surprising amount of cargo room inside, a total of 143 cubic feet  in the 6-foot-six-inch by 4-foot-8-inch space.

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