Ford Transit Connect is 2014 Van of the Year with 130 points from a total of 163, beating Mercedes-Benz Printer (116 points) and Renault Kangoo.
Ford obtained its 5th trophey as Van of the Year and Ford Transit or Courier could win in 2015, too.
Ford Tropheys as Van of the Year:
1. In 2001 winner with Ford Transit
2. In 2003 winner with Ford Transit Connect
3. In 2007 winner with Ford Transit
4. In 2013 winner with Ford Transit Custom
5. In 2014 winner with Ford Transit Connect
New Ford Transit Connect impressed the all 24 journalists by its innovations and its extremely economic consumtion, of only 4l/100 km, thanks to the 1l EcoBoost engine.
Ford Transit Connect it’s first van vehicle that offers Active City Stop, that helps avoiding easy accidents at slow speed.
Transit Connect was developed by „One Ford” global strategy with Ford Otosan from Turkey and it was produced in Spain, Valencia, on the same line with Ford C-Max and Ford Cougar.
Spain production was build in 1976 for Fiesta and it is one of the biggest factory in the world, with a capacity of 230.000 units per year.
In this factory there are 1.400 robots and 7.000 employees.