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2023 Ford Transit Connect Won’t Be An All-New Model

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. However, as Ford Authority reported in March of 2021, FoMoCo is reportedly working on a next-generation Transit Connect that is slated to be built at the Hermosillo Assembly plant in Mexico alongside the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Maverick. Regardless, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford Transit Connect will not be an all-new model, but rather, a continuation of the current version.

Not only will the 2023 Ford Transit Connect not bring about a redesign for the compact van, but it won’t receive a refresh, either. In spite of the prior report, it’s currently unclear what the future holds for the Transit Connect, given the debut of the 2022 Ford Tourneo Connect, which is essentially a rebadged Volkswagen Caddy born from those two automakers’ strategic partnership. Regardless, North American will soldier on with the current version of the Transit Connect for at least one more model year.

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, enjoyed a significant 80 percent share of the compact van market in the U.S. This is nothing new for the popular van, however, which has routinely dominated its segment for some time now.

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.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Robert M

    No need to for any major resign. The current design is distinctive, pleasing and functional. Spend the money saved on quality, functionality, comfort and electronics.

  2. Robert M

    No need for a major design change it’s fine the way it is. Spend the saved money on quality, comfort, ride, functionality, dependability and electronics. Build a vehicle that’s unbeatable in it’s class.

  3. Valley Dweller

    Hopefully as it moves to the C2 platform, it will share more drivetrain components with the Bronco Sport & Maverick. Would definitely order a AWD Transit Connect ASAP.

  4. RGZ

    Gotta get the Maverick hybrid drivetrain. Come on Ford!

    1. Emerson

      Yup, cant believe they dont have a hybrid version yet.

  5. Brad Barefoot

    Ordered mine last week … hopefully by October 1st it will be here.

  6. Russell Barnes

    I’m ready to order our Titanium TC. Dealers still don’t have ’23 specifications or colors. Our ’18 Explorer is nearing its end, please hurry.

  7. Margaret

    does the 2023 transit connect van have eco-boost?


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