Ford Transit Connect Wagon to be launched in the U.S. next year image

Ford has recently announced its plans to introduce the new Transit Connect Wagon to the United States next year.

After it was officially unveiled in Europe recently, the Ford Transit Connect Wagon is entering our news once again, this time with the North American based automaker announcing its plans to import the model to its local auto market from Spain. The decision has been motivated by saying that there isn’t a lot of room for producing the Transit Connect Wagon in the U.S.

“There’s minimal room here even though they could squeeze it in if they needed to. The volume doesn’t warrant retooling here, too, especially with the capacity constraints”, as an automotive forecaster at Troy-based LMC Automotive, Joe Langley, told The Detroit News.

The2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon will be launched in the United States next autumn and the model is expected to arrive in the same configuration as the one found on the Old Continent, with two wheelbase lengths in either five- or seven-passenger and in three trim levels, the XL, the XLT and the Titanium. Power will be provided by the 2.5 liter and the optional 1.6 liter EcoBoost, which is estimated to deliver over 30 mpg on the highway.