Body: Van Year: 17/17
Colour: Metallic - Moondust Silver
Fuel Type: Diesel
Quote Reference Number: 020-49863
Call our Sales Advisors: 0330 096 7479
- Insurance Group
- Performance (BHP)120
- Number of Seats2
- CO2 (g/km)146
- Road Tax£240
|Heated windscreen washer jets|
|Front electric windows with anti-trap and driver's one touch function|
|Hill start assist|
|ESP + EBA|
|ABS + EBD|
|Bulkhead - load through hatch|
|Bluetooth with USB box|
|Voice control system|
|Easy fuel capless refuelling system|
|Cruise control with speed limiter|
|Reverse parking sensor|
|Electric heated door mirrors|
|Electric folding door mirrors|
|Body coloured door mirrors|
|Steering wheel mounted audio controls|
|DAB radio/CD with SYNC|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour side protection mouldings|
|Body coloured front bumper|
|Chrome front grille|
|Body coloured door handles|
|Automatic lights and wipers|
|Chrome head lamp bezels|
|Reach and rake adjustable steering column|
|Leather steering wheel|
|Load compartment LED lights|
|Plastic cargo area lining|
|6 lashing points for securing loads|
|Fuel economy pack - Transit Connect|
|Driver seatbelt reminder|
|8 way adjustable drivers seat|
|Heated driver's seat|
|Dual fold flat passenger seat with storage box|
|2nd remote key|
|Thatcham category 1 alarm|
|Remote central locking|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
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- Air Conditioning
- Metallic Paint
- Cruise Control
- Alloy Wheels
- Heated Seats
- DAB Radio
- Parking Sensors
- Stop Start
- Heated Front Windscreen
- Low Mileage
- 1 Owner
- Full Service History
- CD Player
Ten Second Review
Ford's Transit Connect is a small van - with big ideas. It must suit buyers in both small and compact sectors of the LCV market - and does so thanks to the choice of both short and long wheelbase bodystyles and a versatile loadbay. There may be prettier little vans, but there are few more practical ones.
It was the Transit Connect that really galvanised the small van sector when it was launched in the UK back in 2003. A whole host of copycat rivals - Citroen's Nemo, Peugeot's Bipper and Fiat's Fiorino - quickly followed. But despite tough competition, this Ford has continued to find a ready band of buyers. The Blue Oval brand says that's because, unless its competitors, it uses fewer car-derived components in its construction, leading to a less compromised commercial vehicle result. Originally, this design had to cover both small (think Peugeot Bipper or Citroen Nemo) and compact (think Citroen Berlingo or Renault Kangoo) sectors of the LCV market, segments covered by other brands with two separate models. That was a bit of a stretch. These days though, Ford too, has separate models to offer, with the little Transit Courier slotting in beneath this Transit Connect to form a four-strong Transit offering for UK van buyers.
You don't buy any van prioritising ride and handling but with Ford's strong reputation in this department when it comes to passenger cars, then it's fair to expect this Transit Connect to dynamically, be one of the class leaders. Which broadly, it is. Like any LCV, it handles better fully loaded, but even in the unladen state, cornering response is predictable and bodyroll well controlled. Once you've dropped off your load, you could even imagine rather enjoying yourself on the way home around the twisty stuff in one of these. To a point. Of course, to a certain extent, you'll be limited by the modest outputs of the 75, 100 and 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel units that most Transit Connect customers go for. There's also a 1.0 Ecooost petrol engine option. If you're towing, then the top diesel's the variant to choose, offering a braked trailer towing capacity of up to 800kg. Depending on the variant you choose, the turning circle is between 11 and 11.9m. There's plenty of hi-tech here as well. Safety-wise, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is standard across the entire range, plus there's Hill Launch Assist to stop you drifting backwards on uphill junctions, Anti Lock Brakes with Hydraulic Brake Assist, Active Yaw Control (that assists with oversteer and understeer), Roll Movement Intervention (to reduce body roll) and, if the worst comes to the worst, Roll Over Mitigation.
Design and Build
From the outside, it's clear that Ford's development team have prioritised function over form in this design. So though the front end is these days sleeker and smarter, the overall look is still very boxy and practical-looking. Inside, where build quality from the Turkish factory remains solid, it's much as before, though there's now a wider use of switchgear and design cues from plush Ford passenger car models like the S-MAX. Customers of early Transit Connect models may also notice more comfortable seats and higher quality, more durable materials. Getting comfortable at the wheel is easy thanks to a steering wheel adjustable for both reach and rake. And there's plenty of cabin storage space. Though it's difficult to know where you would put a sandwich box, a flask or a big bottle of water, there are compartments both in front of the gearstick and behind the handbrake, then between them in the centre area between the seats, a holder for coins and tokens and two large cupholders, narrow bins in each door, a lidded glovebox, an optional tray under the front passenger seat and a shelf at the top of the facia capable of holding A4 documents. Oh and a curry hook for your Friday night takeaway. A load-through hatch in the bulkhead and fold-flat passenger seat enable long loads up to 3.0m (L1) and 3.4m (L2) to be safely carried in the vehicle. In addition, a multi-fold dual passenger seat now enables van models to carry up to three people in the cab.
Market and Model
Pricing starts at around £15,000 excluding VAT and there's a premium of around £1,000 to go from the 'L1' short wheelbase bodystyle to the 'L2' long wheelbase version. If you're looking to carry people as well as packages, there's a 'Double Cab-in-Van' option with a fold-out rear bench. Or you could go for a full Kombi version with proper rear seats. Trim levels run from 'Base' (where there's the option of a frugal 'ECOnetic version) to 'Trend' and on to 'Limited'. Whichever Transit Connect you choose, equipment levels run to a reach and rake-adjustable steering wheel, see-you-home lights that stay on at night to guide you to your front door, remote central locking that allows you to lock and unlock the cab and load area separately, Hill-Start Assist to stop you drifting backwards on uphill junctions, a full steel bulkhead and a sliding side door. There's also a DAB digital radio, a trip computer and steering wheel stereo controls. Plusher models add things like front foglamps, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity for your mobile 'phone, a heated windscreen and rain-sensing wipers. Safety-wise, though only a driver's airbag is fitted as standard, it's laudable to note that unlike most of its rivals, Ford has decreed that the potentially life-saving ESP stability control system should be fitted as standard throughout the range. There are also anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution to make them more effective, TCS traction control and a system to flash the hazard lights under hard braking to warn following motorists.
|0 to 60|
|Engine Power KW||88|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|EC Extra Urban||64.2|
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