BRENTWOOD, 2 July, 2008 - The new Ford Transit Connect SportVan will hit the streets this September priced at £15,325.
Transit Connect SportVan is based on the SWB 200 van and is fitted with the acclaimed 1.8-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, delivering 110 PS and 250 Nm of torque, the most potent of the three engines available to Transit Connect customers.
Steve Kimber, commercial vehicles director, Ford of Britain, said: "The reaction to the Connect Sport concept shown at last year's Commercial Vehicle Show, left us in no doubt that there is strong showroom demand. It looks great and we anticipate it will be just as popular as its big brother, the Transit SportVan, which has been a fast seller.
"The SportVan is all about style and individuality. It’s for people who want to be a bit different – and there's plenty of our customers who feel that way," he added.
The Transit Connect SportVan has an array of additional exterior and interior styling features over and above the established Transit Connect.
The exterior colour is striking Performance Blue with bold "Le Mans-style" white stripes. The sporty exterior styling features include: full body coloured bumpers, a bright chrome grille and side skirts, front and rear sports skid plates, body coloured roof spoiler, silver door mirror housings, exhaust finisher and 18in, seven-spoke alloy wheels.
The sporty theme continues inside with leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, silver surround to the centre stack, leather seats with eight-way seat adjustment, ABS with anti-spin, traction control and park distance control, air conditioning, power windows and mirrors and dual side loading doors. High specification audio equipment is also included: six-CD changer, Bluetooth® and remote control operation.
Like all Transit Connect models the cabin is ergonomically and practically designed, with overhead full width storage and an overhead centre console. Recognising the high security needed to protect the goods often carried in vans, the vehicle is equipped with remote double locking and a perimeter alarm as standard.
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