The all-new 2023 Ford Transit Connect is on the way. Reportedly, Ford moved its production to the Hermosillo Plant in Mexico. The same plant will produce a new Ford Maverick pickup and a new Ford Bronco Sport SUV. The Transit Connect van will continue to rival established models such as Mercedes-Benz Metris and Ram ProMaster.
Still, Ford currently manages better sales, and a new model will get even more improvements. The Transit Connect comes with various powertrain options, trim levels, and body styles. It also provides a smooth ride, an optional AWD system, and much more. Without further ado, here’s what we know so far.
Ford Transit Connect Redesign
From what we know, Blue Oval will provide significant exterior upgrades. The 2023 Ford Transit Connect will continue to offer a recognizable look with modern shape and styling. The base version wears plastic bumpers and 16-inch wheels. Optionally, you can get larger alloy wheels. The Transit Connect also delivers standard fog lights, LED headlights, and taillights.
The van is 220 inches long and it wears a 131-inch long wheelbase. We expect major changes, including new exterior colors, and a completely redesigned front fascia. A new platform is a possibility, but only for the E-Transit all-electric model. There are still a lot of rumors, so we are waiting for Blue Oval to reveal more details regarding the exterior redesign.
Interior Gets Important Updates
Similar treatment will continue inside the cabin. The 2023 Ford Transit Connect is ready for additional upgrades. The current model comes with a smaller 4.2-inch infotainment touchscreen. Moreover, it uses an outdated SYNC3 infotainment system. Therefore, the new model will gain a larger display, most likely a 7-inch or 8-inch unit. New SYNC4 infotainment will be on offer as well. The Transit Connect comes with numerous high-tech amenities, but it does not offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay phone integrations.
Most likely, the 2023MY will introduce software for your phones as well. What we like about this van is the list of safety aids. No matter which trims level you opt for, Blue Oval will offer lots of driver-assistance systems. The cabin design will change, but we don’t have specific details regarding the interior’s appearance.
Two Engine Options
The E-Transit all-electric model is on the way. However, the 2023 Ford Transit Connect will continue to offer traditional combustion engines. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine comes as standard, developing 162 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque. It uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. Still, we think the optional 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is a much better choice. This engine offers a six-speed automatic transmission and it delivers 169 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque.
2023 Ford Transit Connect Release Date, Price
The price of the base trim level starts at $29,000. You can choose between the passenger wagon and cargo van body styles. The 2023 Ford Transit Connect comes in three trim levels and the sales will begin at some point later in 2022. As we already wrote, a new model will be produced at the Hermosillo plant in Mexico.