Ford Motor Company today pulled the wraps off of a newly-refreshed, 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon for North America, boasting two brand-new powerplants and a fresh suite of driver assist features. The automaker is touting the new compact van as an ideal solution for Baby Boomers looking for “space, versatility, and technology” from a single vehicle, and one that’s well-suited to those born between 1946 and 1964.
Externally, not much has changed about the Transit Connect Wagon apart from a thorough redesign of the front end, but underneath the skin, the van boasts a choice of either a new direct-injected, 2.0-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine, or a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel, both of which come paired with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Ford is anticipating at least 30 mpg highway with the latter powerplant – no small feat for a van with seating for up to seven.
More good news comes in the form of new driver-assist features, like standard Automatic Emergency Braking – included with the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon’s segment-exclusive Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrial Detection. Available tech includes Adaptive Cruide Control, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, and a Lane Keeping System.
Additionally, the refreshed Ford Transit Connect Wagon will ship with a digital driver information center in the instrument panel and an embedded 4G LTE modem with mobile WiFi hotspot as standard, while SYNC 3 infotainment with an Amazon Alexa personal assistant, wireless charging, and a floating 6.5-inch touch screen will be available.
The revamped, 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon will be available starting this fall, with two wheelbases, three trim levels (XL, XLT, and Titanium), dual sliding side doors, and a load floor that’s conveniently just two feet above the ground. In the right configuration, with the available trailer tow package, the refreshed van will offer a best-in-class tow rating of 2,000 pounds.
“Baby Boomers have always embraced life’s adventures and to them age is just another experience to master,” says Ford VP of US Marketing, Sales and Service Mark LaNeve. “From being easy to get in and out of, plus flexible seating and cargo space, Transit Connect Wagon makes it convenient for Boomers to keep enjoying family time or explore new hobbies and careers.”