The manufacturer plans to stop offering the Ford Transit Connect in the United States after 2023.
Sales of small vans are dropping in America. One of the best models of this class – the Ford Transit Connect – will soon send its farewell greetings. Customers should hurry up to order the vehicle by the end of next year, according to Automotive News.
Size matters in a big country, and larger vehicles have obviously more chances in the U.S. market. The Blue Oval will likely lean into its full-size Ford Transit here.
The current MSRP for the base 2022 Transit is $46,645, while the 2023 Ford e-Transit starts at $49,575. Buyers can choose from three roof heights and body lengths, Chassis Cab, Cutaway, and Cargo Van models.
Unlike the USA, in compact Europe, the small Ford Transit Connect van is more in demand and it will stay on that market.
Not only Ford but some other automakers had to revise their U.S. van lineups because of sluggish sales. Mercedes-Benz Metris sales will stop. The Chevrolet City Express is already dead. General Motors will eventually replace its aging full-size vans with all-electric alternatives.
The compact Ram ProMaster City hasn’t given up, moreover, the automaker updated it and simplified its lineup for the 2022 model year.