Last month, Ford Authority reported that 2023 Ford Transit Connect retail order banks were set to close on February 16th, 2023, at 10pm, though dealer stock orders would remain open. However, 2023 Ford Transit Connect wagon retail order banks remained open for a few more weeks, though now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that they are now scheduled to close next month.
2023 Ford Transit Connect wagon order banks will close on March 20th, 2023, at 10pm ET, and dealers will have until March 27th at 10pm ET to complete the Customer Order Verification Process (COVP). Dealers will continue to be able to place orders for these models through the duration of the 2023 model year, though orders could be impacted by ongoing supply chain constrains. Dealers will be able to continue to modify customer orders after order banks have closed as well, but those that don’t get selected for 2023 MY production must place a new order for a 2024 model and won’t be getting any sort of model year transition offer.
The 2023 Ford Transit Connect represents the 10th model year for the second-generation vehicle, and it carries over largely unchanged from the prior model year. Offered in either passenger wagon or cargo van configurations, the Transit Connect wagon is available in XL, XLT, and Titanium trims, while the van can be had in either XL or XLT guise.
In terms of year-over-year changes, the 2023 Transit Connect changed its silver paint option from medium-solid to a metallic hue, while the interior remains exactly the same. However, the van did drop the Ford 2.5L IVCT I-4 engine from its lineup for 2023, leaving the 2.0L Duratec I-4 as its only option. Additionally, the 2023 Transit Connect dropped its Flex Fuel Capability (FFV), the compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) engine prep package (98G) and the heavy duty battery (51C) from its list of available options.
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“… but those that don’t get selected for 2023 MY production must place a new order for a 2024 model and won’t be getting any sort of model year transition offer.”
I thought there wasn’t going to be a 2024 TC?