About an hour ago, Ford gave auto writers a preview of the Transit Connect Wagon that it will introduce at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and it’s a people mover (or gear mover) extraordinaire. While no pricing was given as yet, the company indicated that it will start well under competitive vehicles.2014 Transit Connect Wagon
A new addition to Ford’s Transit Connect commercial trucklet line, it is expected to break 30mpg highway, haul the payload of a full-size pickup — more than the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab pickup, according to Ford’s vp for global engineering and product development, Hau Thai-Tang.
The company introduced the Transit Connect at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit where it was named a year later as Truck of the Year. At that first 2009 press conference, which I attended, writers were asking when a passenger version would be offered. Now, with the 2014 Wagon, it is.
I will do a full review once I have a chance to drive it, but here are some specs that should give you a capsule view of what’s to come:
Two or three rows of fold down seats
Panorama Roof Option
Ford Exclusive Features
Lots of Stow Space
This vehicle meets global commercial vehicle durability standards so it is no wimp in terms of construction. This is not your Mama’s mini-van.