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It's a Van! It's a Transit Connect! It's a Diesel! Ford continues the trend of bringing diesel to a few of its vehicle platform. For 2019, Ford has given its smallest van, the Transit Connect, a facelift. It consists of a revised front fascia and an updated dashboard. But the most interesting update is more than skin deep. Under the new hood you'll be able to get two new engines, one powered by gasoline, or, for the first time in the U.S., one powered by diesel.
Most other changes are minor.
Ford unveiled its 2019 Transit Connect Wagon at the Chicago Auto Show. The Blue Oval is marketing the 7 passenger van to Baby Boomers and entrepreneurs. Ford is touting that the vehicle is full of tech, safety, and space “without the minivan price tag.” Transcript: This van is aimed at Baby Boomers The Ford Transit Connect Wagon unveiled at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Ford is marketing the Wagon to Baby Boomers. Who want space, versatility, and technology “without the expensive minivan price
Ford, UK officials will test plug-in hybrid vans in London.
The automaker will introduce 13 electrified vehicles in the next five years.
This recall expansion brings the total number of affected cars to nearly 2.4 million.
The recall affects cars from 2012 to 2016 and is aimed at specific states.
The F-150 and Explorer represent the bulk of the recalled vehicles. The Focus Electric and Transit Connect account for over 900 and 600 vehicles each.
The new diesel engine could eventually see use in US-market Transit vans.
Ford is recalling a total of 203,494 vehicles in North America in two campaigns. One of them covers an issue with the instruments in the Escape and Transit. The other is a small labeling issue for the Transit.
Ford is recalling 591,177 vehicles from multiple model lines in four separate campaigns. The largest problem affects the possibility of fracturing bolts in cold-weather states.
Ford is recalling over 221,000 vehicles as part of two separate campaigns affecting its fullsize sedans and its 2014 Transit Connect van.
Ford is recalling 738 examples of the 2015 2015 Mustang with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine – 712 in the US, 16 in Canada. A fuel pressure sensor might have been installed incorrectly on the affected cars, and that could result in a fuel leak. At the time of writing the company hasn't heard any reports of any incidents related to the issue, and parties with affected vehicles can take them to the dealer to have the fuel tube assembly replaced free of charge.