The What Van? Road Test: Ford Transit Connect (2018)

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018   |   Author: Steve Banner

 

Connect Engine

Engine and gearbox

Fitted with a fixed-geometry turbocharger and an intercooler, the Connect’s four-cylinder 16-valve common-rail diesel develops its top power output at 3,600rpm.

Maximum torque of 240Nm bites across a 2,000-2,500rpm plateau.

Our demonstrator met Euro6.2 and required AdBlue to do it. The filler point is under a flap on the side of the body next to the diesel filler point.

Driving

If it’s sheer driveability you are looking for then you’ve come to the right place.

For your money you get a remarkably smooth gear change, sharp handling, responsive steering, and a comfortable ride from a suspension system that is capable of coping with all but the worst of highway surfaces.

The Transit Connect accelerates strongly through the gears and in-cab noise levels are commendably low bar the occasional and not unpleasant throaty growl from the engine when you press the accelerator pedal hard.

Connect Wheel



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