Ford Transit Connect (2002–2014)
- June 2002: Ford announces the Transit Connect
- January 2003
- April 2008: Ford introduces the Transit Connect Sportvan
- July 2008
- April 2009: Transit Connect is facelifted
- July 2010
- August 2010
- October 2010
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.
Transit Connect awarded the title of International Van of the Year.
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.
A crew van version of the Transit Connect is added to the range.
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.
Ford announced Transit Connect Electric battery-powered vehicle with zero emissions.
Leader model is added to Transit Connect range with £9995 starter price.
Ford Transit Connect Electric makes its debut on RAC Future Car Challenge.