Every hard-working person needs the right tool for the job. And when it comes to your work van you need something reliable, practical, and ideal for your daily duties. This is where the Ford Transit Connect comes into the picture. Not only does it tick the right boxes it can literally be up-fitted with the right boxes. Let’s take a look at just what makes the Transit Connect the right tool for your job.

How The Transit Connect Works For You
The Transit Connect offers the most configurations in its class. You can get it in two different trim levels, two wheelbase lengths, and two rear door options. The Transit Connect offers 127.4 cu. Ft. of cargo space behind the front seats in the LWB model and a maximum payload rating of 1,570 lbs. On the other hand, the SWB model has 104.8 cu. Ft. of cargo space behind the front seats and the payload rating drops to 1,510 lbs. Tie-downs come standard in the load floor to help secure your load and there is an optional LED light that can be outfitted as well as a standard 12-volt charge port. To suit your needs the Transit connect offers dual-sliding side doors standard across the range. You also have a choice of 180-degree 50/50 swing-out rear cargo doors that easily open fully with the push of this yellow button. Or you can opt for a rear liftgate. The Transit Connect cargo offers the ability to configure with vocational up-fits that meats your business needs. We can work with you to outfit your Transit to your specific vocation. If you need to tow you can pull up to 2,000lbs with the available trailer tow package. Also included is trailer sway control that is linked to the standard advance trac with roll stability control. Standard side-wind stabilization technology keeps your van planted firmly if a strong side wind should blow against while cruising at speed. And Curve Control helps drivers maintain control when entering a curve too fast by reducing engine torque and applying four-wheel braking to reduce speed.

Working In The Transit Connect
The interior of the Transit Connect is intuitive with easily reached controls, charging ports, and storage. including a first-row full-width overhead storage shelf, a spacious glove box, and a front center console with cup holders and storage bin. The passenger seats easily folds down and offers not only more storage space but a flat plastic backing that allows you to work on a laptop or fill out paperwork while sitting in the driver’s seat. The available Quickclear Electric Windshield Defroster will defrost your windshield on a cold morning fast! With just a press of a button, it will rapidly remove ice, snow or mist. The washer jets are heated and a thin heating element embedded between two layers of glass provides quick defogging/defrosting. An available wireless inductive phone charger lets you charge your phone by just setting it down. And with FordPass Connect, drivers and passengers can enjoy an in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to ten devices. You can access the hotspot from up to fifty feet outside the vehicle, perfect for life on the job.
The Transit Connect offers an efficient 2.0L GDI Inline 4 cylinder engine attached to an 8-speed transmission that delivers up to an EPA estimated 27 MPG highway. Auto-start stop also helps reduce fuel consumption but if it isn’t for you it is easily disabled by the push of a button. EcoMode and EcoCoach monitor fuel economy and encourage fuel-efficient driving behavior.

A Safe Working Environment
For safety Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 comes standard on the XLT and is optional on the XL. Included are BLIS with cross-traffic alert, the Lane-Keeping System, and auto high beam headlights. Standard on all trims is Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, a rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlights with configurable day time running lights.

As you can see the Transit Connect Cargo is a useful tool in helping you get the job done. When you are ready to invest in your company’s future give us a call at Richmond Ford’s Commercial Center where we are driven by you!
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