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Ford Planning Next-Gen Transit Connect To Be Built At Hermosillo Plant

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The current, second-gen Ford Transit Connect has been in production since the 2013 model year, though it did undergo a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year. Regardless, it appears that Ford is already working on a next-gen Transit Connect that will be reportedly be built at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico alongside the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Maverick.

Ford has already approached suppliers regarding the construction of this next-gen Transit Connect, according to a new report from Automotive News. Ford requested parts quotes from those suppliers for a van it has code-named V758, which would enter production at the Hermosillo plant in 2023 at a volume of around 40,000 units per year.

Ford previously announced that it intended to move production of the Transit Connect to Mexico back in 2019, but quickly changed that plan following UAW contract negotiations later that year. As we previously reported, Ford was most recently expected to import the van from Europe as part of its new partnership with Volkswagen.

Like the Bronco Sport and Maverick, the next-gen Transit Connect will reportedly ride on the Ford C2 platform, which also underpins the Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair. The current-gen Transit Connect shares its Ford C1 platform with the Focus and is currently built at the Ford Valencia Assembly Plant alongside the Galaxy, Kuga, S-Max, and Mondeo, and is imported into the U.S.

The Transit Connect is currently the top-selling small van in the U.S., and most recently, Ford Transit Connect sales increased 6.3 percent to 2,524 units in the month of February, despite the automaker suffering an overall 14.1 percent decrease in overall sales, serving as a bright spot in The Blue Oval’s lineup once again. The small van has routinely dominated its segment for some time now, as we’ve previously reported.

We’ll have more on the next-gen Transit Connect soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Transit Connect news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Tigger

    It would be nice if Ford loaded its underutilized US plants like Flat Rock instead of jamming production in Mexico.

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    1. Stephen Ketterer

      Agreed.

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  2. Ross

    The American worker gets screwed again. Sure that’s what the Kansas City Assembly Plant employees and the KC post Covid Economy needs the Most. To have the Transit built in Mexico let alone the Bronco Sport and the New Maverick. Fords Brilliant Global Moving of their employee checker pieces. I know I right after I look for all I can buy from China my second choice is always Mexico. Yes I’m disgusted.

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  3. David Sinka

    I hope nobody buys your Mexico made crap . Build in the us . NOW THAT BIDEN IS IN CHARGE WE ARE BACK TO SENDING OUR WORK TO FORIGEN COUNTRY’S

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    1. Jeremy Moore

      It’s not like their US made cars aren’t crap either. I have a US built Ford and its been nothing but I headache. The other owners I contract with have the same problems I have. In 3 years, I’ve lost $10k of work due to repairs

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    2. Scott C

      David, your orange god made this possible with the creation of USMCA….don’t blame Joe for the failings of the last POTUS…aka LOSER 45.

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  4. Me

    Lousiville or Flat Rock could use another model.

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  5. Walt Kelley

    When can I get a transit courier in the usa

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  6. Scott C

    This will make the TC a North American production vehicle in the eyes of USMCA and will also be easy to export to South America….

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