Ford unveils the cargo version of the latest 2019 Ford Transit Connect van at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. The new Transit Connect cargo van joins the passenger version with up to three powertrain options and full compliment of safety, driver assistance, and connectivity technologies.
The 2019 Transit Connect cargo van will offer a standard 2.0-liter gasoline engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission and engine start/stop feature. Heavy duty battery and alternator are available for more demanding jobs. Next up is a new 1.5-liter EcoBlue turbo-diesel that is also mated to an 8-speed automatic. Ford estimates over 30 MPG highway fuel efficiency from this powertrain, but EPA certification will not be available until calendar 2019.
Fleet-only versions of the Transit Connect van will also be able to order a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission and CNG/propane fuel compatibility.
The latest Transit Connect comes with a slew of available driver assistance technologies that include: adaptive cruise control, lane keep system, blind spot info and cross traffic alert, pre-collision assist, side wind stabilization, and automatic emergency braking.
Connectivity is very important these days, and the Transit Connect cargo does offer the latest SYNC 3 infotainment system with 4G Wifi support for up to 10 devices.
Stay tuned for much more coverage from the 2018 Work Truck Show. TFLtruck is on location in Indianapolis.