Ford has added a flexible-fuel option and a perimeter alarm with its 2016 Transit Connect cargo van and several new options on the passenger variant, Ford has announced.
The 2016 Transit Connect cargo van will now have a flexible-fuel system as standard equipment. The van's 2.5-liter inline-4 can run on E-85 (85 percent ethanol), unleaded gasoline or any blend of the two.
Customers also can choose the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine on Transit Connect vans and Transit Connect Wagon XLT.
Fleet customers who order a Transit Connect with remote start will receive a perimeter alarm that detects security threats through impact and shock sensors and activates an alarm to help protect vehicle contents.
Ford Transit Connect Wagon now features standard second-row fold-flat bucket seats for the 2016 Titanium model. The bucket seats are standard on the XLT long-wheelbase model, while a six-way power driver's seat is available in cloth for the first time on XLT.
A Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert is now an option on the wagon's XLT and Titanium models. The technology helps detect vehicles in blind spots when a driver changes lanes or backs up. On Transit Connect Wagon, the BLIS feature includes power-adjustable PowerFold heated exterior mirrors.
Transit Connect Wagon XLT and Titanium models also offer new 17-inch premium alloy wheels.
Both models arrive at Ford dealerships in September.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet