• William J Toensing Posted: 1/23/2008 6:25am PST

    Will it have a diesel engine like the Sprinter? If it just has a gas engine, it will not be competitive.

  • John Posted: 1/23/2008 7:52am PST

    The Transit Connect is considerable smaller than the Sprinter. Ford does however have a van of the same size as the Sprinter and is simply called Transit in Europe not Transit Connect.

  • Tony in Canada Posted: 1/23/2008 2:58pm PST

    I just got back from Europe, and these are everywhere over there. Virtually all of the ones I saw were diesels, so I'd be shocked if they didn't bring them over. The picture doesn't depict how large these things can actually be, even though they're front-drivers. The biggest are tall enough to stand in.

  • bepsf Posted: 1/24/2008 1:43am PST

    I could see these competing w/ the Scion tB (the boxy one) if Ford gives these a sporty trim package - and a would also be useful as small work vans if they bring over the panel version.

  • Mark Posted: 1/24/2008 5:10am PST

    Tony In Canada:

    You are talking about the Transit. Those are big. This is the Transit Connect. The only thing the Transit and Transit Connect have in common is the name. The Transit Connect is no bigger than a short wheelbase Dodge Caravan.

  • John Posted: 1/24/2008 9:14am PST

    These aren't that 'new' to me, back in the 50s they were called sedan wagons or delivery sedans. Ford and Chevy had loads of 'em. Back then they were a smaller version of panel vans. When I was a kid in Detroit, vans meant delivery or service vehicles not passenger vehicles, of course that has changed in the USA, but not in Europe. I would think the Transit (and by the way John, Transit is a name for a range of Ford vehicles) would do well in N. America - but as others have said with a diesel. Good luck Ford - you need it!

  • Wakefield van hire Posted: 4/7/2009 7:11am PDT

    "Wakefield van hire"

    It probably will be diesal. The majority are and like u say if it is gas then prehaps a change is in order.

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