Two years later, Ford’s cycle of electrified van launches for the European market is full with this, the Transit Connect PHEV. First off the road was the 2022 Ford E-Transit, adopted by the one-ton 2024 E-Transit Custom, then the 2025 E-Transit Courier. The Transit Join does not undertake an all-electric model like these others; a PHEV powertrain is the closest it will get. We do not assume consumers will complain, with the PHEV specs providing an incredible mix of electrical functionality and infinite vary.
A 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder pairs with an electrical motor to provide a mixed 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, despatched via a six-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission to the entrance axle. The battery of unknown capability targets an estimated 69 miles of electric-only driving and may be charged at an AC outlet or max out at a 50-kW DC charger. Payload capability involves 1,698 kilos, the tow score 3,175 kilos.
Buyer’s who’d want all-wheel drive or the next payload score can get a 2.0-liter EcoBlue four-cylinder in two outputs. The much less potent 101-hp model is front-wheel-drive solely. The 120-hp oil burner may be optioned with all-wheel drive, and relying on configuration, can up payload capability to 1,808 kilos.
Brief- and long-wheelbase flavors help a reworked load bay that swallows 109.5 cubic ft or 131.7 cubic ft, respectively. Pure haulers would possibly choose the two-seat van inside, however dual-purpose house owners who need to shuttle folks with the five-seat Kombi model will nonetheless be capable of transfer weight. The brand new versatile seating design within the Kombi permits the rear seats to fold ahead and upward, rising the rear load space sufficient to load two European-sized pallets within the long-wheelbase van. The folded seats additionally proceed to behave as a bulkhead between the load and the front-row occupants, including to security and refinement.
The cockpit matches all of the techy bits everybody likes, the configurable 10-inch digital cluster and 10-inch infotainment display screen working with wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus wi-fi charging and loads of USB charging ports. The catalog of ordinary and elective superior driver help programs runs from pre-collision help with computerized emergency braking to a rear-view digital camera and Professional Trailer Backup Help.
Order books will open within the spring of this 12 months, deliveries start someday in summer time. That is abroad solely, after all, the Transit Connect having left our market final 12 months, demand not the place Ford wished it, and the automaker wanting extra manufacturing unit capability to make electric vehicles.