Ford Transit Connect

In a UK market flooded with commercial vehicle options, the Ford Transit Connect emerges as a practical, technologically advanced, and efficient choice for businesses and sole traders.

Ford Transit Connect Review

Design and Practicality

A smaller brother of the traditional Ford Transit, the Ford Transit Connect isn't just another van. With two distinct van lengths available, it caters to diverse business needs. Opt for the 'L1' if you require transporting items up to 3 metres long or go for the 'L2' for carrying goods up to 3.4 metres. Its design consideration doesn't stop there. Unlike competitor vans in the UK market, such as the Volkswagen Caddy or Renault Kangoo, which traditionally have tie-down points on the floor, the Transit Connect features them just above the floor on the sidewalls. This innovative move ensures easier access and maximised usability. And, if your daily routine involves the regular loading and unloading of hefty items, the sliding side doors option is a game-changer.

Technology and Safety

Take a peek inside the Ford Transit Connect, and you're instantly reminded that this isn't a basic utility vehicle and is a modern Ford van. The array of tech features, especially the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system, sets it apart from the competition. While many vans offer a few tech perks, what makes the Transit Connect shine is its integrated device dock, suitable for your satnav or smartphone, matched to its user-friendly connectivity options. And when it comes to safety, it's on par, if not superior, to top contenders, even those premium options like the Mercedes-Benz Citan. Packed with features from Pre-Collision Assist to the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, this van is built to ensure your safety is paramount.

Engines and Performance

Where the Ford Transit Connect truly distinguishes itself is with its performance. Designed with the latest Euro 6 regulations in mind, its engines promise efficiency, thus reducing petrol station visits, a crucial aspect for van users, especially when businesses are trying to save money. The award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine stands out for its efficiency for urban fleets, outmatching the petrol engines in the Peugeot Partner. For those with heavier loads to carry, the 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engines would be recommended, available in three power variants. These torquey diesel units are typically the most-ordered Transit Connect option. With both the six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic gearbox options, the Ford Transit Connect van caters to diverse driving preferences.

Connectivity and Control

Ford doesn't merely follow trends; Ford sets them. The Transit Connect Van embodies Ford's ethos of marrying toughness with advanced technology. Whether you opt for the short (SWB) or long wheelbase (LWB) variants, you're promised up to 3.6 cubic metres of load space, comfortably accommodating up to 982 kg of cargo. The innovative load-through bulkhead design ensures even long, awkward items find a place. But it's not just about space; it's about intelligence. Features like Active Park Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, and the SYNC 3 system ensure that every journey is as connected and controlled as possible.

A Great All-Round Van

For businesses seeking a dependable partner, the Ford Transit Connect offers an unmatched blend of these virtues, making it a prime choice. So, whether you're making inner-city deliveries or transporting equipment across longer distances, the new Ford Transit Connect stands ready to revolutionise your workday.

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