2013 Ford Transit Connect Get MPG Boost With Diesel Option
Fleet customers should see 25 percent better fuel economy
- Ford’s expanding lineup of fuel-efficient engines and alternative-fuel technologies – including EcoBoost®, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery-electric, B20 biodiesel and CNG/LPG – leads the industry in reducing emissions and operating costs for rental, government and commercial fleet customers
- In addition to Ford’s award-winning, fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, the U.S.-built Ford Transit cargo and passenger vans also will feature a new diesel engine option when production starts in 2013
- The new Transit vans will achieve at least 25 percent better fuel economy compared to similar E-Series vans, thanks to advanced powertrains and smart weight savings
- Ford fleet experts have developed a new tool designed to give customers a clear picture of annual fuel costs and fleet emissions based on location, fuel source and vehicle application
Ford’s industry-leading lineup of fuel-efficient engines and alternative-fuel technologies for fleet customers will further expand next year when the all-new Ford Transit commercial van comes to market with a new clean diesel and EcoBoost® V6 engine.
The new Transit will achieve at least 25 percent better fuel economy than current E-Series vans.
“With fleet operators facing skyrocketing fuel prices and constant pressure to reduce costs, Ford continues to expand its range,” said Kevin Koswick, director, North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing Operations for Ford.
“By offering multiple options to help solve these challenges, Ford is giving fleet customers true power of choice in finding solutions that best meet their specific needs.”
Diesel engine for 2013 Ford Transit
To meet diverse needs in the full-size van segment, Ford has confirmed it will offer an all-new North American diesel engine option for the new Ford Transit cargo and passenger vans when production starts in Kansas City in 2013.
This will be in addition to the fuel-efficient, powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine that is already winning raves from Ford F-150 customers.
The return of a diesel engine option to Ford’s full-size van lineup answers customers’ calls for more choice when seeking a van with superior fuel economy and balanced capability.
In addition, EcoBoost technology is fundamental to the Ford strategy of providing technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement gasoline powertrains that deliver exceptional fuel economy and uncompromised performance.
Overall, the new Transit will achieve at least 25 percent better fuel economy compared to similar E-Series vans, due to its advanced gas and diesel powertrains and smart weight savings that will trim at least 300 pounds.
That means commercial and retail customers could save potentially thousands of dollars in operating costs from fuel savings alone.