Early sales of Ford’s
new specialty fleet vehicle, the Transit Connect, indicate that small
business owners are already big fans. The initial shipments of the
Transit Connect have been quickly snapped up at dealerships nationwide.
Ford reported that on a national basis, an average Transit Connect
sells within 8 days of arriving on a dealer’s lot; significantly faster than the current turnover rate for most vehicles.
The Transit Connect is a unique vehicle that combines the cargo
capacities of a full-size pickup truck with the profile of a van and
the fuel economy of a medium-sized car: 22 city/25 highway miles per
gallon. It boasts a low enough clearance to clear any bridge or
parking deck, and fits into a normal sized city parking space. These
features combined with its affordable price make the Transit Connect an
enticing alternative to more traditional vehicles for small business
Ford commercial truck director Len Decula thinks
the popularity of the Transit Connect means something more: “We see
rising optimism among small business owners and strong demand for
arriving Transit Connect vehicles among this group as reflections of an
encouraging economic uptick.”
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