Ford Transit Connect (2002–2014)

Model History

June 2002

Ford announces the Transit Connect

Designed as a small van but with lots of load area space, its looks are closely based on the then-current Fiesta but much of the underpinnings come from the Focus hatch. However, the Connect comes with heavier duty rear leaf-spring suspension. Engines are 1.8-litre petrol with 115PS and two 1.8-litre diesels comprising a 75PS TDdi and common rail TDCi with 90PS.

January 2003

Transit Connect awarded the title of International Van of the Year.

April 2008

Ford introduces the Transit Connect Sportvan

Shown at the Commercial Vehicle Show with 110PS Duratorq diesel engine, chrome grille, side skirts, roof spoiler and Performance Blue paint with white stripes and 18-inch alloy wheels. Price is £15,325 and it’s limited to a production run of 300.

July 2008

A crew van version of the Transit Connect is added to the range.

April 2009

Transit Connect is facelifted

The revisions bring a new instrument cluster and ESP, traction control and Hill Launch Assist as standard. Engines now comprise 75PS, 90PS and 110PS 1.8 TDCi diesels.

July 2010

Ford announced Transit Connect Electric battery-powered vehicle with zero emissions.

August 2010

Leader model is added to Transit Connect range with £9995 starter price.

October 2010

Ford Transit Connect Electric makes its debut on RAC Future Car Challenge.

What does a Ford Transit Connect (2002 – 2014) cost?