Ford's Transit Connect Gets a New Look

After more than a decade, an all-new Ford Transit Connect is coming to Europe and the U.S., according to

The Transit Connect was one of the first globally sourced Ford vehicles announced under CEO Alan Mulally's "One Ford" strategy. The small van, which is manufactured in Turkey, was already pretty old by the time it reached U.S. shores in 2009; it was originally conceived in 2002.

The new model looks more aerodynamic compared with the slab-sided version we have now. Ford says the Transit Connect will get a more carlike interior, too, though pictures weren’t available.

Ford says the North American market will get a range of gasoline powertrains with the Transit Connect. Right now, it is powered by a sole 2.0-liter inline-four. No word yet if the Ford Transit Connect Electric will make it here when the model is redesigned.

The new Transit Connect is expected to hit the U.S. by the end of 2013.

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