The all-new Ford Transit Connect, launched later this year, will offer best-in-class fuel efficiency, with the Transit Connect ECOnetic model delivering a 34 per cent improvement versus the current model. In a second breakthrough in the quest for minimal cost of ownership, Transit Connect delivers a higher 4.9 per cent residual value on the equivalent outgoing model.

Powered by Ford Dagenham’s 1.6-litre 95PS Duratorq TDCi diesel, the Transit Connect ECOnetic is capable of 70.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 105g/km¹, enabling dramatic reductions in operating costs.

The all-new Transit Connect is the first Ford van to offer customers the highly fuel-efficient 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – twice winner of the International Engine of the Year – delivering class-leading petrol fuel economy of 50.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 129g/km.

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The Transit Connect ECOnetic has been carefully optimised to achieve the lowest possible fuel consumption, featuring a comprehensive range of Ford’s latest ultra-low CO2 technologies, including Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter and Smart Regenerative Charging.

Available in short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase versions, Transit Connect offers a spacious and practical load area with total volumes of 2.9m3 and 3.6m3 (SAE – with full bulkhead fitted) and a maximum payload of up to 1,000kg. Ford will offer Van, Double-Cab-in-Van and Kombi derivatives. Deliveries of the all-new Transit Connect van are scheduled to start towards the end of 2013.