The all-terrain version of the Active appears in the Ford Connect family

The all-terrain version of the Active appears in the Ford Connect family

July 21, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Ford Transit Connect monophonic van and its passenger version, the Ford Tourneo Connect, now have a cross version. Such cars are distinguished by a modified appearance and a higher ground clearance.

Ford has prepared a special cross-version called Active for cars from the Ford Connect line (Transit and Tourneo). These “Fords” can be recognized by the black trims that adorn the bumpers, sills, wheel arches and doors.

The exterior mirror housings are also painted in the same shade. The novelties are “shod” in original 17-inch cast wheels, and the radiator grille for them has been redesigned. To improve the off-road potential of the Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect, the manufacturer has increased their ground clearance – “plus” 24 mm at the front and 9 mm at the rear. New upholstery can be seen in the showroom. The interior turned out to be monochrome with rare contrasting inserts.

Ford will offer Europeans new items with a single 1.5 EcoBlue turbodiesel, delivering 100 or 120 horsepower. A couple of it will be 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive for such cars is out of the question, however, for the Active versions on manual transmission with a 120-horsepower engine, you can purchase a screw-type Quaife limited-slip differential for an additional fee.

This off-road design can be obtained not only by standard Ford Connect, but also by elongated ones. New items will reach dealers of the brand in Europe at the end of this year.