Monday, August 19, 2013 - 08:15:21
Brand new Ford Transit Connect Cargo expected to hit the market in 2014
The American showrooms will be happy to welcome the arrival of the new Ford Transit Connect Cargo at the beginning of 2014. This new model is expected to line up as economical in regards to fuel consumption but still effortlessly reach 30 mpg on the freeway.
The new model will be available with standard 2.5 liter four cylinder gasoline engine. This is paired with an advanced six speed transmission in order to be able to reach over 30 mph on the freeway. Two wheelbases will be available for the new Ford Transit Connect Cargo: 121 in, which resembles the current 114 in wheelbase, and 105 in. Some further details which were made public show 2000 lbs towing capacity, unlike the present model which does not have it. The engine capacity was confirmed as a 1.6 liter EcoBoost.
The exterior styling reminds of C-Max hybrid but Ford customers will definitely love the less boxy appearance of the new vehicle. It is also said that Ford is launching the wagon form vehicles in order to get rid of the “chicken tax”.
Ford has integrated in the new series an absolutely new model, the TC Wagon, which comes in handy to those who transport both goods and passengers. Of course, the new vehicle is completely changed, the inside of the car being boosted with cool comfort features and latest generation technology. The outside looks has also been improved, the new one looks a bit more speedy and racy.
Ready to completely take over, the new Ford Transit Connect Cargo has been lowered in riding height and the front part has received a full make over as it surely looks more sporty and protruding than the previous model. The new TC Cargo has been improved with a lot more functional twin sliding doors but has kept the classic front wheel drive layout and the tailgate design option. The back cab can be modified to personal expectations and the car payload has been calculated in such a way as to be able to transport heavier weight and combined with the careful distribution of the space per cubic feet, a larger number of passengers. Compared to the previous seven passenger C-Max, the new Ford Transit will surely increase the actual functional space.
The full van version with rear drive is also expected to be released at the beginning of 2014. This model will be competing at the same category and almost the same price range with Chevrolet City Express, Ram Cargo Van or Nissan NV200 as they all serve the same purpose: small to medium entrepreneurs. The company is sure that this new product will be a hit on both European and American markets as until now everyone could this car as first choice for the neighborhood type of businesses. It seems that the panel vans have take over the market and replaced the bigger vans especially because everyone thinks of reducing the fuel consumption. However, until its release in 2014, we are all interested in receiving a lore more details regarding the powertrain and body style info.
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