Ford has unveiled the redesigned 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon, which is debuting today at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The Blue Oval is marketing the 7 passenger van to Baby Boomers and entrepreneurs.
Ford makes a wide variety of Transit vans, but perhaps its most interesting variant is the Transit Connect Wagon, a sort-of minivan that doesn't shy away from its cargo-van roots. New for the 2019 Transit Connect Wagon - and a class-exclusive in the US - is an optional diesel engine.
Sales: Ford reports that over 300,000 Transit Connect vehicles have found their way to owners since the 2010 model year. And one in three Boomers plans to purchase a vehicle in the next three years, according to AARP. The XLT and Titanium trims contain wireless charging. Brown grew up driving vans in the 1970s and now, this Gulf Coast surfer and grandfather of nine drives a 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon for his work as an illustrator and custom T-shirt printer. Adaptive Cruise Control is an option and slows the vehicles when traffic is detected.
Other dependable technologies in the Wagon include blind spot information system, lane-keeping assist systems, and cross-traffic alert to detect vehicles around the Wagon. The Transit Connect Wagon, like all new Ford vehicles, comes with a standard 4G LTE modem that can provide Wi-Fi.
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The 2019 Transit Connect Wagon will be available with either a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine or a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine.
Though the van can be optioned with split rear doors that can open at a 180-degree angle, "the majority" of Transit Connect Wagon buyers - as opposed to the cargo van version - elect for a traditional, minivan-like liftgate.
Available in two wheelbases for five or seven passengers, the Transit Connect comes with either a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine or a standard 2.0-liter gas engine.
The Transit Connect Wagon is expected to be one of the most affordable seven-passenger vehicles in the United States. There is an available tow package with a capacity of 2,000 pounds.