TRANSIT CONNECT FEATURES

The Transit Connect blends legendary Transit toughness with smart technology to help you get the job done. The FordPass Connect modem unlocks a range of connectivity features, including live traffic updates delivered straight to the SYNC 3 navigation screen, and information on local hazards that could impact your journey. Advanced systems like Lane Keeping Aid and Active Park Assist take the stress out of driving. A choice of EcoBoost Petrol and EcoBlue Diesel engines deliver the power you want and the efficiency you need. Inside you can carry items up to 3.4 metres long and side load doors make access effortless.

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UTILITY

 

IMPRESSIVE LOAD SPACE

Transit Connect features a new full design of steel bulkhead that increases usable load space by approximately 50 litres. The Transit Connect has a max load space width of over 1.5m at the floor and a load space height of over 1.2m from floor to roof. This means there’s enough room for two Euro-pallets or four standard 8’ x 4’ boards in the load box.

USEFUL LOAD-THROUGH STORAGE

Carry items up to 3.0 metres in length in the Transit Connect L1 van, thanks to the clever Load-through bulkhead. Even more impressive, Transit Connect L2 models are capable of holding 3.4-metre-long items. (Load-through bulkhead is standard on Trend and Limited vans).

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Transit Connect with person loading through side door

TOUGH, BUT SMOOTH-OPERATING SIDE DOORS

When you’ve got this much load space, wide side doors are vital and because they’re used a lot, the whole mechanism is built to maximise ease of use and durability. The latest design enhances access through the side load door(s) and is compatible with many commercially-available van racking systems.

MORE PRACTICAL SIDE MOUNTED CARGO RESTRAINTS

Tie-down points are usually mounted on the floor. But they can be hard to get at when you’re trying to secure your cargo. So, Transit Connect has Tie-down points positioned just above the floor on the side wall of the load space. This leaves the floor clear of obstructions, making access more convenient, eliminating dirt traps and allowing for convenient cleaning.

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Transit Connect showing interior with loadspace lamps

A BRIGHTER-LIT CARGO AREA FOR EASIER LOADING

Load space lamps are fitted as standard. You can also specify the option of ultra-bright LED lighting if required.

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SPECIALLY DESIGNED PROTECTION FOR YOUR LOAD FLOOR

An optional easy-clean load-floor liner means you don’t have to install your own covering. This heavy-duty floor makes it effortless to slide goods in and out, makes sweeping and cleaning quicker and easier, and will help maintain the residual value of your van.

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A LONG ANTI-PERFORATION WARRANTY FOR EXTRA REASSURANCE

As a measure of the vehicle’s build quality, the Transit Connect comes with a 12-year anti-perforation warranty as standard.

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ENGINES & TRANSMISSIONS

1.5 ECOBLUE DIESEL ENGINE

The Transit Connect comes in our 75 PS, 100 PS and 120 PS TDCi diesel engines which impress with their refined power and superb efficiency. On town or city roads to long drives on the motorway, their smooth torque delivery is invaluable on inclines or when overtaking.

Ford Transit Connect engine
Ford Transit Connect engine

1.0 FORD ECOBOOST PETROL ENGINE

With turbocharging direct petrol injection and variable valve timing our award-winningTooltip Ford Ecoboost engines deliver the same performance as larger engines, but with an improved CO2 fuel economy figure and lower emissions.

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A 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION SAVES ON FUEL

Transit Connect is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, making it more economical and efficient. Once you reach a high enough speed, just slip your van into 6th gear and save on fuel while you’re cruising along. You’ll find the gear changes are smooth and quick too.

Interior of Ford Transit with A 6-speed transmission

A SOPHISTICATED 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

The Transit Connect features an advanced new automatic transmission. With improved acceleration and super-smooth gear changes, it’s engineered from the ground up to enhance your driving experience, optimise fuel efficiency, and maximise the performance of the van.

USE LESS FUEL WITH AUTO START-STOP

When you stop at traffic lights or your vehicle is idling in a queue, this technology can automatically switch off the engine (while still supplying power to essentials like the headlights, air-conditioning, radio and the Ford SYNC system). When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, or press the accelerator on an automatic, and the system restarts. Auto Start-Stop is particularly effective in town and city streets, where it can cut fuel consumption by up to 10% (urban cycle).

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Transit Connect Active parked in the mountains

DRIVING EXPERIENCE

BUILT FOR THE TOUGHEST JOBS

Transit Connect Active is available with an advanced system that’s built to help you tackle difficult terrain with ease. The optional mechanical Limited-Slip Differential reduces unwanted wheel spin, especially on loose or uneven surfaces, by directing power to the wheel with the most traction. This helps to keep you and your cargo moving forwards when you need it most.

PARKING MADE EVEN EASIER

Active Park Assist can steer you into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces. Simply push a button and the sensors of this innovative system locate a suitable space as you drive past. Then it automatically steers you in, while all you do is operate the accelerator, gears and brake (following on-screen instructions and audible signals). It will pull out of parallel spaces as well.Tooltip

Ford Transit Connect parking with park assist indicators on
Red Ford Transit Connect parking sensors

SENSORS THAT TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF PARKING

Front and rear parking distance sensors help you judge the distance between your vehicle and obstacles in front or behind you. When the sensors detect an object, they activate a visual and audible warning that intensifies the closer you get to it.Tooltip

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EASIER REVERSING

Bollards, bicycles, low walls… The rear-view camera shows whatever’s behind you on a screen built into the centre console. As well as revealing objects you might miss, the system displays virtual lines to help you park into the smallest of spaces. The camera activates automatically when you select reverse gear.Tooltip

Ford Transit Connect in motorway

LESS TIRING DRIVES, MORE ECONOMICAL JOURNEYS

Cruise Control lets you set a speed then maintains it until you brake or accelerate. Via toggles on the steering wheel you can also adjust your speed while you’re driving.

In addition, the Adjustable Speed Limiter device helps you drive within a pre-set limit that you select. Not only does it help you to save fuel, the system can minimise the likelihood of you exceeding the speed limit too. As well as their practical benefits, both technologies can make long motorway journeys more relaxing.Tooltip

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CONNECTIVITY & INFOTAINMENT

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A MORE CONNECTED WORLD

As the world becomes smarter and more connected, so is the way we run our businesses. That’s why we’re creating a fleet of fully connected commercial vehicles, all designed to make managing your business easier than ever. Pair up to five connected vehicles with the FordPass Pro app to access a range of powerful features and unlock your vehicles’ business potential. Check with your Ford Dealer to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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UNLOCK YOU VAN'S SMART SIDE

FordPass Pro is purpose built to improve the security, productivity and health of your business vehicles. Pair the app with up to five connected vehicles to put all your vehicle management tools in one place. See the location and health status of your vehicles on a map; receive Vehicle Health Alerts to help maximise uptime; activate Guard Mode to receive an alert whenever there’s an unauthorised use of your vehicle… So, while you’re making plans for what lies ahead, FordPass Pro has your back.

SYNC 3. FOR AN EFFORTLESS HANDS-FREE EXPERIENCE

Ford SYNC 3SYNC 3 is standard is an advanced system that enables you to stay connected and control your phone, music and navigation system. Choose either voice commands or the 6” colour touchscreen with pinch-and-swipe gestures for intuitive navigation. Live Traffic can help you avoid the jams. You can even call up a list of local restaurants simply by saying “I’m hungry”.SYNC 3 Apple Carplay Android Auto

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A SAFE HOME FOR ALL YOUR DEVICES

The device dock is designed to hold your satnav, Smartphone or MP3 Player and includes a USB connectivity port. Available on Leader.

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WIRELESS CHARGING

Wireless charging is available for certain smartphonesTooltip, which means it’s never been easier to make sure your devices are always ready to use. (Option)

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COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

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START YOUR VEHICLE WITH THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON

The Transit Connect automatically senses the presence of its own unique key fob, even if it’s in your pocket or bag. So just press the Ford Power starter button and the engine will start. Standard on Sport, Limited and Active series.

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USEFUL STOWAGE EVERYWHERE

The Transit Connect is full of handy storage spaces. For example, a stowage shelf above the driver and passenger makes effective use of an otherwise unused space, so you can keep your cab tidy and still keep items within easy reach.

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ROOM FOR EVERYTHING

The intelligently designed centre console features a 12-volt power socket, USB connectivity with charging, two cup-holders and storage areas designed to accomodate an A4 folder. Standard with dual passanger seats.

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EXTRA COMFORT WITH ADJUSTABLE, HEATED SEATS

However cold it gets outside, you should always stay warm in your vehicle. Optional heated adjustable front seats ensure you can work in comfort even in the winter. With the FordPass Pro app, you can start your vehicle remotely to defrost and warm up the cab, so it’s ready to go when you are. (Option)

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FLEXIBLE DUAL PASSENGER SEATS

The dual passenger seat allows an extra passenger to be seated in the cabin. The flexible centre seat can also fold flat to create a handy writing surface, or flip up to reveal a convenient storage box for items that you want kept from view. (Option)

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SET THE IDEAL TEMPERATURE FOR YOU AND YOUR PASSENGER

With Dual-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control you can select the temperatures you and your passenger each prefer and the system maintains it with advanced air conditioning. (Option)

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SAFETY

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A SYSTEM THAT CAN HELP PROTECT PEDESTRIANS

Pre-Collision Assist detects vehicles and pedestrians in the road ahead, or who could cross the vehicle’s path, and warns you of their presence. If you don’t respond, the system automatically applies the brakes. This technology is designed to help reduce the severity of accidents, or help avoid them altogether, and functions at speeds of up to 80km/h (50 mph). (Option)

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ADVANCED SYSTEMS FOR MORE CONTROLLED BRAKING

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution combine to ensure that your braking is effective. Emergency Brake Assist also helps your vehicle achieve maximum braking effectiveness in an emergency situation. It’s controlled automatically via the Electronic Stability Control system, which senses how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increases it, if necessary. If you brake heavily, the emergency brake light system flashes the brake lights to warn other drivers.

Ford Transit Connect keeping the safe distance from other car on road

HELPING YOU KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE

The instrument cluster features a Distance Indicator. This continuously displays the distance to the vehicle in front and illuminates a traffic light system of coloured icons depending on the proximity settings you’ve chosen. Distance alert can also alert you with a red warning symbol if you get too close to the vehicle in front. (Option)

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DRIVER ALERT TELLS YOU WHEN YOU’RE GETTING TIRED

Driver Alert constantly monitors your driving behaviour and is designed to detect any changes that could be caused by fatigue. If the system identifies you’re becoming less vigilant, a warning icon appears in the display, suggesting you take a break. If your driving alertness further declines, the message is repeated and combined with a chime. (Option)

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AN EARLY WARNING IF A TYRE IS GOING FLAT

If any of your tyres starts to lose pressure during your journey, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns you immediately if there’s a puncture by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel. Plus, with FordPass Pro you can monitor up to five vehicles and receive Health Alert notifications straight to your phone. 

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SECURITY

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KEEP GUARD

A FordPass Pro feature that delivers a heightened state of security on top of your vehicle’s alarm system. Guard Mode will notify you if it detects someone trying to access your vehicle, even with a stolen or mimicked key. Subject to phased introduction.

MANAGE ACCESS

One of the features in the FordPass Pro app is Remote Zonal Unlocking which lets you control the Transit Connect cabin and load doors separately from your smartphone. It allows to access the cabin while keeping your load compartment secure – or vice versa. You can also check Live Lock Status at a glance to give you added peace of mind.

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WORRY-FREE SHARING WITH MYKEY

MyKey lets you set the maximum speed limit, a seatbelt reminder and even the volume of the audio system, among many other settings. The technology is designed to give you peace of mind if you lend your vehicle to a friend or family member, because you can programme the restrictions you want to set for that key. You can keep the unrestricted ‘admin’ key yourself and even have more than one of both if you want.

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REMOTE CONTROL CENTRAL LOCKING WITH ANTI-TAMPER DOOR LOCKS

The Transit Connect has remote control central door locking, which is more secure than ever. That’s because you can choose to open one individual door while the other doors stay securely locked, until you activate a switch on the driver’s door. This same switch controls the locking and unlocking of all the vehicle’s doors. All door locks are protected by anti-tamper shielding designed to prevent them being broken by force.

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TWO HIGH LEVEL ALARM OPTIONS

The Transit Connect is available with an optional perimeter alarm system, which activates if the doors or bonnet are opened by force. A more sophisticated Thatcham Category 1 alarm system is also available. This automatically arms itself on locking and sounds a powerful alarm if triggered by forced entry, the vehicle being lifted, or the motion sensors picking up movement inside. This includes an independent battery powered back-up siren which activates when the alarm is triggered, even if someone disconnects the main vehicle battery.

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