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First details of the all-new Ford Transit Connect

First details of the all-new Ford Transit Connect

The cover has been lifted on the all-new Ford Transit Connect, ahead of the compact van's public debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show.

Guests attending the exhibition in Hanover, Germany, will be able to get up close and personal with a vehicle that aims to set new standards for load-carrying vans.

Developed as part of the One Ford product strategy, the all-new Ford Transit Connect hails a new generation of Transit vans and will be hitting Europe by the end of 2013.

Below are a few reasons to get excited:

Top of the class for fuel economy

People who are interested in the Ford Transit Connect will be able to choose between three highly-efficient engine designs.

First up is the 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, in which more variety is given with 75, 95 and 115 PS options.

Drivers who find petrol engines more appealing may instead want to opt for the 100 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost motor – the recipient of the 2012 International Engine of the Year.

Finally there is the 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine, which also enables motorists to play about with a six-speed automatic transmission system.

A perfect van for style and versatility

Walk up to the all-new Ford Transit Connect and people will quickly notice the van's quirky signature trapezoidal grille and slim, technical headlamps.

Keep on walking around the vehicle and a rising shoulder line and one-of-a-kind rear vertical tail lamps can be glanced at as well.

The interior of the newest Ford Transit Connect fan also receives the thumbs up for style, highlighted by the fact that a dual passenger seat means that three people can sit in the vehicle's cab.

Furthermore, those who opt for the Kombi model of the Ford Transit Connect will find the van hosts a total maximum seating capacity of five people, while the Double-Cab-in-Van version increases this capacity to seven individuals.

More can be seen of the all-new Ford Transit Connect at Hanover's IAA Commercial Vehicle Show, which takes place in the German city between September 20th and 27th.