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FORD TRANSIT CONNECT XLT PREMIUM WAGON DEBUTS WITH ADDED COMFORT, CONVENIENCE FEATURES
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Ford Transit Connect – 2010 North American Truck of the Year – is expanding its lineup with the addition of a Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon offering
Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon offers seating for five passengers with enhanced interior appointments and visibility from integrated blind-spot mirrors, a rear view camera and flip-open rear quarter windows

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2010 – A new personal-use package for the 2011 Ford Transit Connect debuted today at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The XLT Premium Wagon offers more comfort and visibility for second-row passengers, something customers have been asking for since the small, fuel-efficient van went on sale in the United States in 2009.

“Since Transit Connect arrived here as the ‘ultimate tool’ for small business proprietors, we’ve heard requests from potential personal-use customers,” said Rob Stevens, chief nameplate engineer for Commercial Vehicles. “Buyers looking for a taller wagon with seating for five passengers and generous cargo space have shown significant interest in Transit Connect.”

XLT Premium Wagon offers enhanced second-row passenger comfort, including cargo space surface trim, wheelhouse covers and flip-open rear quarter windows for draft-free ventilation.
This personal-use package gives owners and drivers additional confidence with blind-spot sideview mirrors, rear view camera, rear cargo door windows and privacy glass.

Transit Connect was named North American Truck of the Year in January 2010, selected by journalist jurors for its unique combination of car-like ride, 135 cubic feet of cargo space, 1,600-pound payload capacity and unmatched fuel efficiency – up to an EPA-rated 26 mpg highway.

All Transit Connect models – including XLT Premium Wagon – are assembled at the Ford Otosan joint-venture production facility in Kocaeli, Turkey, and are available at North American Ford dealerships.
 

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no pictures?
 

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Sweet! I've been wanting them to do this. Give it a new engine and transmission and I'd consider it to replace my Escape.
 

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nice

I am guessing no interior shots yet?
 

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you know...
they've already got an "XLT Premium" trim on Ford Vehicles (Canada too)
...no interior pix
but just looking at the Build-&-Price made me think that maybe the real impetus for this model might have just been:

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they just (already apparently) put in the third windows just to make it feel more open for taxi passengers??

Hope the interior is more deluxe than I'm thinking right now!
 

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I hope this is not heresy or that I am asking what should be obvious, but . . . . what is the difference between a Transit Connect and a Tourneo Connect.
 

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I hope this is not heresy or that I am asking what should be obvious, but . . . . what is the difference between a Transit Connect and a Tourneo Connect.
The Transit Connect is what we've had. The Tourneo Connect is essentially the Transit Connect XLT Premium - It's a passenger vehicle with a finished interior. We're just not getting the Tourneo name.
 

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I hope this is not heresy or that I am asking what should be obvious, but . . . . what is the difference between a Transit Connect and a Tourneo Connect.
As far as I can tell Transit is the commercial variant (van) and Tourneo is the people carrier, sort of like Econoline and Club Wagon.
 
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