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Ford Transit Connect Consumer Site Turned Into Farewell Page

Back in March 2023, The Blue Oval announced that the Ford Transit Connect had been officially canceled for the North American market, noting that it would be removed from that lineup following the conclusion of the 2023 model year. The automaker had reportedly been working on a second-generation model that would share the Ford C2 platform with the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Maverick and was expected be built alongside those models at the Hermosillo Assembly plant in Mexico, but ultimately, the shrinking compact van segment in North America sealed its fate. Now, the Ford Transit Connect consumer site has been transformed into a farewell page for that model, too.

“Farewell Transit Connect van,” the page reads. “And then there were three. Even though it’s going away, we still have a few other Transit Vans in our lineup to meet your needs. Transit XL, XLT, and the all-electric E-Transit. All three just as comfortable, versatile, and capable as Transit Connect.” The page contains links to those other models, along with ways to search for certified pre-owned Ford Transit Connect models, and an owner site with more detailed information on the discontinued van.

As Ford Authority reported last month, there were (as of then) still a handful of new Ford Transit Connect models in dealer inventory as well. Production of the Ford Transit Connect at the Valencia Assembly plant in Spain ended in late December, but according to FoMoCo’s February sales report, there were still 5,200 units either on dealer lots or in transit as of the end of that month.

Meanwhile, in Europe, the all-new Ford Transit Connect debuted for the 2022 model year and is available in a variety of configurations and with several powertrain options, including the recently-revealed plug-in hybrid variant. However, the new Transit Connect is little more than a rebadged Volkswagen Caddy, underpinned by that automaker’s MQB platform and utilizing the same drivetrain options and output, albeit renamed to fit within the Blue Oval family.

We’ll have more on the 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. Seagulls

    Glad its dropped it was too small to be really useful. The Transit Custom is a better choice for city usage. But the Full size Transit will always win the majority of sales.

    1. Gary

      Really # 1 Small Fleet Vehicle .
      I use mine to transport bicycles .
      Holds 6 bikes with no problem .
      Not everyone wants a full size van .

  2. David

    Has the compact van segment shrunk so much that there’s not enough business for any van manufacturer? I can’t believe this to be the case. But here we are…if you want a compact van, too bad.

    1. Gary

      That’s what my dealer told me .
      Odd that they are so popular overseas .


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