Present at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St.Louis, Ford unveiled its all-new 2014 Transit Connect Taxi.
Ford’s all-new 2014 Transit Connect Taxi, also dubbed Taxi of the Future, has been unveiled at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference. The automaker claims that the taxi offers low operating costs, the best-in-class performance and improved flexibility and comfort for North American taxi market.
The vehicle has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under its hood, mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, the Transit Connect Taxi comes with an optional compressed natural gas/liquefied petroleum gas engine prep package, with Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier supporting the conversion to CNG/LPG.
“We’re leveraging our longtime leadership and expertise in the North American taxi market to ensure Transit Connect Taxi exceeds the expectations of taxi operators and their passengers,” said Tim Stoehr, commercial truck marketing manager for Ford. “Transit Connect Taxi has been popular in major metropolitan cities since it debuted in 2010, and it has only gotten better.”
The automaker added that the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi will start production and hit dealerships at the beginning of 2014.