The star of the new 2019 Ford Transit will be its compact panel van version Connect. However, the name will appear on the other kinds of vehicles, such as wagon, commercial and cargo van, and minibus. However, Transit primary serves as the van, and for next season it will get both diesel and petrol unit. Connect diesel is the new model and we can’t see to wait how it performs. No changes are coming for AWD, so expect the same 4×4 drive system.
The company advertises 2019 Ford Transit as the smartest and the most flexible ever. Thanks to minor updates, it is very likely they have right to say so. Nevertheless, Ford didn’t offer all-wheel drive to some vans. This should be the top priority for next season. But, the versatility and choice between working mule and passenger vehicle is making this model very attractive.
2019 Ford Transit Connect
When you have such vehicle in your fleet it is a real advantage. You can use 2019 Ford Transit Connect for almost everything you need. So, it is not a surprise why this version is the most popular in the entire lineup. If you need a vehicle for everyday commuting, the Ford Transit Connect is there. If you need a van to deliver various objects across the town, you should definitely pick the same model. Comfortable interior, powerful engine, and excellent fuel economy are recommendation for the most demanding buyers.
Diesel Engine Makes Transit Connect Even More Attractive
The highlight of the upcoming 2019 Ford Transit Connect is its diesel engine. It uses a 1.5-liter EcoBlue unit, which is good for 30 mpg for highway run. At the same time, towing capacity raises to 2,000 lbs. We still don’t know all specs for Ford Transit Connect, but output is not going to be the same as for a 2.0-liter gasoline engine.
2019 Ford Transit Van
The 2019 Ford Transit Van will be the second version in the lineup. This is more of a working van than Connect. So, it is somehow special and for commercial use. Nevertheless, it doesn’t stop it to be versatile, with three engines in the lineup. The base unit is getting the power from a 3.7-liter V-6 drivetrain. It is capable to deliver 275 hp. Smaller but turbocharged 3.5-liter unit is more potent. Buyers that opt for this engine can count on 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, and better fuel economy.
The 2019 Ford Transit Van also offers a diesel powertrain. It is an inline-five mill with output of 185 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. It will also bring a much better fuel economy than 20 mpg offered by petrol units on the highway. Nevertheless, the Ford Transit Van will probably lack and AWD again.
2019 Ford Transit Prices
Of course, price of the 2019 Ford Transit Van will depend on body style. Van is going to cost around $34,000 for the base model with a 3.7-liter engine. Some versions will go over $50,000. On the other hand, the 2019 Ford Transit Connect is cheaper and starts from about $25,000.