What you see are the first pictures of Ford’s facelifted Transit Connect that was caught testing on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan.
This van went through a major overhaul in 2015, as it was getting long in the tooth after the previous iteration was in the market for less than a decade. However, this time around, the prototype you see is basically a mildly facelifted version of this van.
If you look closely, you will notice that the new Ford Transit Connect carries a sharper front fascia with sharper head lamps. They’re split apart by a more protruding grille with wider slats on the air dams, along with restyled fog lamp inserts. Although the same alloy design has been retained as of now, the rear tail lamps look like they’ve been redesigned.
The current Transit Connect is based on the Ford Focus, which is due to receive a substantial overhaul soon. That means that the current generation Transit Connect will soldier on with some updates for a few more years, until the all-new model rolls in. Expect more efficient engines and the 10-speed automatic to find their way into this van too.
Sources expect the facelifted Ford Transit Connect to debut in late 2018 or early 2019.