Want a small cargo van for your business? Don’t count on the Ford Transit Connect.
It’s not terribly surprising news, but at least there’s official word: The Ford Transit Connect will not live on in North America past the 2023 model year. That’s according to a recent Automotive News report, citing confirmation from the automaker after around a year of “will they, won’t they” surrounding the small van’s existence in our market.
The move comes as part of a broader effort on Ford’s part to curb costs and adjust to demand — or lack of it, with the Transit Connect. There weren’t many players in this market anyway, with the Ford’s chief rivals being the Ram ProMaster City and the Mercedes-Benz Metris.
And guess what? Neither of those vans will live on past this year, either. The Nissan NV200 was discontinued back in 2020.
So, with the Ford Transit Connect officially leaving the segment in North America, our small van market is dead. You can still get the Transit Connect for a limited time, as it’s still up on Ford’s retail website. New pricing starts at $35,995 for the cargo variant, while the passenger version kicks off at $41,695.