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All-New Ford Transit Connect Officially Revealed For Europe

In van-hungry Europe, Ford offers an array of choices for commercial customers – many of them relatively fresh and coming off total redesigns. Some of those models, such as the Ford Tourneo Connect, exist essentially as rebadged Volkswagen vans born of the partnership between the two companies, and even utilize VW engines with Blue Oval names. Other recently redesigned models include the Ford Transit Custom, the new Transit Courier, and the Tourneo Custom, all of which have launched in Europe over the past couple of years. Now, the all-new Ford Transit Connect is set to join them, as it has just been revealed for that same region, too.

All-New Ford Transit Connect PHEV - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters

The new Ford Transit Connect rounds out The Blue Oval’s massive van revamp with an array of options, including the first-ever plug-in hybrid model. The Transit Connect PHEV utilizes the turbocharged 1.5L EcoBoost engine mated to an electric motor and battery to deliver a combined output of 150 PS (148 horsepower) and 350 Nm (258 pound-feet) of torque, which flows to the wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The PHEV can travel up to 110 kilometers (68 miles) on electric power alone, and can charge at speeds of up to 50 kW.

All-New Ford Transit Connect - Exterior 001 - Rear Cargo Area

Those that prefer a more traditional powertrain can still get it, as the new Transit Connect can also be spec’d with the the 2.0L EcoBlue diesel in two different outputs – 122 PS (120 horsepower) with a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, or a 102 PS (100 horsepower) variant equipped with a six-speed manual and front-wheel drive.

In terms of configurations, the Ford Transit Connect is available in short- or long-wheelbase guise in two‑seat van or five‑seat Kombi bodystyles. The latter model offers a flexible seating area that can quickly transition from a five-seater to a work van, as the rear seat folds up and out of the way. The new van is also offered in three different trims – Trend, Limited, and Active.

All-New Ford Transit Connect PHEV - Interior 001

Inside the cabin, the new Ford Transit Connect comes equipped with a standard 10-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10-inch infotainment screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a wireless charger in Limited and Active trims, while Pro Trailer Backup Assist is also available as an option, along with optional heated front seats certified by leading spinal health group Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V. (AGR), the Campaign for Healthier Backs.

All-New Ford Transit Connect - Exterior 002 - Side

The all-new Ford Transit Connect is slated to enter production this spring, with the very first deliveries of diesel variants scheduled for summer. The Transit Connect PHEV will join the lineup at a later date – before the end of 2024 – with all-wheel drive and Kombi models rounding out the staggered launch in early 2025.

We’ll have more on the Ford Transit Connect soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Transit Connect news and ongoing 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. Richard Rassh

    As popular as these seem across the pond im sure the plug in will be very popular!

  2. Jay

    R.I.P. Transit Connect..
    No way I’d buy a rebadged VW.


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