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2021 Ford Transit Connect Gains New Solar Silver Color: First Look

The 2021 Ford Transit Connect adds two new exterior colors to its roster: Sedona Orange and Solar Silver. Here’s our first look at the Solar Silver option.

Assigned order code HE, Solar Silver, which is a metallic-style hue, is one of ten available color options for the 2021 Ford Transit Connect. It replaces Diffused Silver, which was discontinued after the 2020 model year.

The new Solar Silver color is available only on the Transit Connect Passenger Wagon.

Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon Trim Levels:

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Titanium

Ford Transit Connect Interior Color Combinations:

  • Ebony
  • Palazzo Grey

2021 Ford Transit Connect Timeframe

As of this writing, the 2021 Ford Transit Connect passenger wagon and cargo van are available at the fleet and retail level, as the Ford Valencia Assembly plant has been producing the latest version of the compact vehicle since June 2020. However, the ongoing microchip shortage forced Ford to sharply cut output at the facility through July, although it is currently unclear if the Transit Connect is specifically affected by these recent changes, as the facility is responsible for assembling a wide variety of vehicles.

Ford Authority has extensively covered everything there is to know about the current and future Transit Connect. For starters, the company discontinued the Taxi Package last year, along with two colors, before the start of the 2021 model year. Additionally, the next-gen model is on the horizon, as The Blue Oval recently approached suppliers to get price quotes on the parts it would need to bring it to market.

Unlike the current model, the future U.S. market Transit Connect is slated to be manufactured at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly plant in Mexico alongside the Ford Bronco Sport. It’s widely expected to employ the Ford C2 platform, which the Bronco Sport currently utilizes, as does the Ford Escape.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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