1. Home
  2. Ford
  3. Updates for tiny Transits
Updates for tiny Transits

Updates for tiny Transits

Chris Russon, 2017-12-05

Powered by Driving Force

NEW versions of the babies of the Ford Transit line up will be on the road by the middle of next year as the company goes about revamping its entire commercial vehicle range.

Hot on the heels of the new Transit Custom, Ford has now announced revisions to the Transit Connect and the Transit Courier.

New petrol and diesel engines will be fitted in the shape of the latest 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel and the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost three cylinder petrol unit first used in the Fiesta.

The two will also come with Ford's advanced SYNC 3 connectivity system mated to a six-inch tablet-style display screen which is part of a new look interior.

Both models have new look fronts with a more pronounced grille while the cabins have been completely revised with more user-friendly dashboards and instrument panels.

Six speed manual transmissions are standard while an eight speed auto will be an option on the Transit Connect.

Extra safety kit includes pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking while a speed limiter can also be fitted to help economy.

To help keep running costs low, service intervals on the manual models have been extended up to a class leading two years or 25,000 miles.

The Transit Connect will be available in short and long wheelbase configurations with a variety of bodystyles including van, kombi and double-cab-in-van and payload capacity is unchanged ranging from 520 to 890kg with load volumes of up to 3.6 cubic metres.

The smaller Courier has a payload capacity ranging from 500-590 kg and load volumes up to 2.4 cubic metres.

It will be available with a choice of either van or kombi bodystyles and a new Limited model is being added to the range which Ford says is an alternative to the current range topping Sport version.

Prices and further specification will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

Did you enjoy this article? Subscribe to get the latest car news from Eurekar

Find dealer > Visit website >

Image Library

Information correct at article date.

Powered By Driving Force

Driving Force comprises some of the most experienced motoring journalists in the United Kingdom. For more information click here.

Super Search

Super Search

Choose from one or more of the options to find the car for you.

Powered by Driving Force

1Choose a car

2Choose your lifestyle

To find the car that's right for you

THE Capri of the late 1960s is one of the most memorable cars ever from Ford, but there was a somewhat forgotten model...


THE Ford Fiesta has consistently been the top selling car in Britain and since 2008 over a million have been put on our...


THE Ford Fiesta may be due for replacement in 2017 but it is still worthy of serious consideration.That is because Ford...


Dealer Locator

Dealer Locator

Based on your search find the dealership nearest to you.

WHISTLING up an instant racetrack to examine every valve and spring of a fire-breathing speedster is a recurring...


INTRODUCE a car with four doors, is only a fraction smaller than Britain's top seller, price it from less than...


WHAT'S in a name? Quite a lot actually...at least most car makers seem to think so.Especially when they are trying to...