Last month Ford revealed the updates to the 2019 Ford Transit Connect and now we have the debut of the work-ready 2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van. Just like the passenger version, the 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van gets several upgrades, but the biggest is the addition of a new optional 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine.
The Transit Connect Cargo Van is the best-selling compact cargo van in America with a commanding 46 percent market share, so obviously Ford wants to keep it there. The Transit Connect’s 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine now makes it the only model in its segment to offer a diesel. The 1.5L engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is expected to get at least 30 mpg on the highway.
If you want a gasoline powered version, there’s anew 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with Auto Start-Stop that is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. For fleets, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a 6-speed automatic and CNG/propane gaseous fuel prep package is also available. The Transit Connect can also tow up to 2,000 pounds when paired with the available tow package.
The 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van is also getting Transit Connect new driver-assist technologies, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, a Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
To keep you connected on the go, the 2019 Transit Connect comes with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices, an available 6.5-inch floating touch screen with SYNC 3 and available wireless phone charging.