The Ford Transit Connect is a nifty compact van and at just over 4.4 metres in length, the Connect is only half a metre shorter than the new Transit Custom, sitting well in the all-new Ford Light Commercial Vehicle line-up.
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Ford's attention to detail is not missed on this model, with the sharp lights, sculpted flanks and even the detail in the shape of the side-protection strip. The rear bumped is shaped to protect the back side of the van, while still maintaining its style by wrapping round the corners to the underside rear wheel arch.
There is a choice of two or three seats in the cabin. There is advantages to both, the two seat version has two cup holders between the seats so there's no squabbling over who can rest their cup down. However, as the three seat version only benefits from one cup holder, the centre seat does fold down to reveal a desktop. Cab storage is very useful with a full width over-windscreen shelf, open tray and lidded tray that features a 12 volt socket on top of the dashboard, glove box and door pockets.
The Connect runs on 16-inch wheels and tyres, which gives a far better ride quality than its 15-inch predecessors. EcoBoost units are available, which claims to achieve 58.9 miles per gallon in the new Connect and you can save on insurance as this compact fits into group 4E.
Safety-wise the Connect is pretty solid, featuring all-round disc brake set-up with ABS, EBA and ESC as standard any stability and safety needs are met. The upgraded City Safety model also features Active City Stop and automatic headlamps for increase visibility. Driver airbags are standard with the option of a passenger airbag and the passenger seat has ISOFIX child seat attachments. Door mirrors are fitted with two separate lenses for increased visibility of what's behind to keep you safe at all times.
Overall, the Ford Transit Connect is one of the smartest looking compact vans on the road, will a large load capacity and a great fuel economy.
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