Ford updates Transit Connect with greater payload

Ford has announced updates to its Transit Connect, offering greater payload than previously.

The Transit Connect light commercial vehicle now offers up to 2,501kg gross vehicle mass (GVM) on selected variants, increasing the maximum payload to 982kg – an increase of 79kg on the previous version. This has been brought in due to customer demand.

Customers requiring the 2,501kg GVM and 982kg payload can still choose from a range of powertrains, including 100PS or 120PS 1.5‑litre EcoBlue diesel engines with six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions.

Fuel efficiency has also been enhanced with the addition of low rolling resistance tyres.

Ford has also approved its range of 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engines for use with HVO fuel following a comprehensive testing programme to ensure servicing and performance would remain unaffected.

Ford is also introducing a new high-end Limited series in selected markets, offering a stylish exterior and premium interior specification for customers. Features include 16-inch Sparkle Silver alloy wheels, body-coloured wing mirrors, door handles and side mouldings. Inside the cab, there are heated seats, auto lighting and rain-sensing wipers.

The new updates feature for the entire Transit Connect line-up, with deliveries of the enhanced models to Ford dealers due from mid-November.

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now the editor of our three commercial vehicle titles: The Van Expert, The Truck Expert and Commercial Vehicle Engineer.

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