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The Future of Business Mobility and the all new 2021 Ford Transit Connect

The excitement and innovation behind the Ford Transit Connect builds every year, as does its modern functionality, technology and luxury options. It wasn’t that long ago that businesses had no real choice when it came to cargo or passenger van options… the economy van, even the name sounds less than inspiring. Sure, economical vehicles are still very important to a business’ bottom line, but that doesn’t have to mean a compromise on comfort, functionality and technology. As a population, we’ve sky-rocketed to an age where in order to survive, businesses have to up their game in delivery and virtual services. We need to be more than mobile; we need to be connected… introducing the new 2021 Ford Transit Connect.




Before we get into the modern features of the Ford Transit Connect, we wanted to highlight a couple Ford Commercial Tools that will optimize your fleet to keep operations running smoothly and within your full control. Run your business the way you want to.


Ford Telematics: Software that delivers manufacturer-grade information, insights and solutions right to your fingertips. Key benefits may include:

· GPS Tracking

· Vehicle Health Alerts & Service Reminders

· Monitor Fuel Consumption

· Driver Performance Insights

· Protect your fleet with notifications to help you react quickly


Ford Data Services: Gain seamless and secure access to your vehicle data through our open platform, the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC). Key features include:

· Access to new updates and vehicle signals when they become available

· Security management. Our expertise provides industry-leading data protection

· Third party access. Easy API integration provides secure and easy access to process vehicle data.

· Seamless Integration. Designed for secure, open integration with 3rd party service tools.



FordPass Connect (with Wifi Hotspot): FordPass, A Smarter Way to Move. Standard beyond key FordPass app features like contacting your Dealer and Roadside Assistance, plus finding parking and comparing fuel prices along your route. Activate your FordPass Connect modem to:

· Remotely start your vehicle and schedule recurring start times

· Lock and unlock your vehicle remotely

· Check your approximate odometer reading, fuel level and distance to empty

· Locate your parked vehicle

· Enjoy a Wi-Fi hotspot with the ability to connect up to 10 devices at once, up to 50 feet outside the vehicle


Now, let’s talk about why the 2021 Ford Transit Connect is the right choice for your business. The Ford Transit Connect is available in two applications, a Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon. Within those two, a variety of trim levels and accessories complete the most custom work vehicle we’ve ever seen.


Features

  • Variety of exterior colour options to help brand your business (Cargo van offers 5 five colour options, while the Passenger Van offers 10 colour options). The modern design of the Transit Connect projects a professional image – one that will speak volumes about your business. Large side panels let you prominently display your business with eye-catching graphics acting as a mobile business card.

  • Cargo Van application offers an impressive 127.4 cu/ft (3,608 litres) of cargo space behind the front seats, or 145.8 cu/ft (4,129 litres) of storage with the passenger seat folded. This lets you stack cargo up to 4 feet high. Maximum payload rating is 1,610 lbs.

  • Configure your storage area with a custom upfit that precisely matches your business. Shelving units, over-head storage, toolboxes, flooring and more.

  • The Transit Connect passenger van can hold up to 7 passengers, or if moving people is your business, consider the larger Transit which can hold up to 15 passengers.

  • The ergonomic interior puts everything you need within reach. The Transit Connect also offers a wide range of available technologies to help keep your drivers safe and aware of their surroundings and ever-changing traffic conditions.

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

  • Adaptive Cruise Control

  • Lane Keeping System

  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps

  • BLIS with Cross-traffic Alert (Blindspot Monitoring)

  • Rearview Camera with available front and rear sensing

  • Wireless Inductive Charging Pad lets your phone charge just by setting it down. No more searching for misplaced charging cables.

  • Available SYNC3 with Apple Carplay/Android Auto with an LCD capacitive touchscreen and easy-to-use interface. Discover the system’s quick reactions to your conversational commands and experience the smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. You’ll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your compatible smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Locate your favourite places with simple destination entry via optional navigation. SYNC AppLink lets you use your voice to control some of your favourite compatible mobile apps while driving.

The Ford Transit Connect is economical, functional and packed with convenience and technology to suit any business. Our Fleet Department will help you to customize your Transit to be exactly what you want and need. You’ll be pleasantly surprised about how affordable these vehicles are! We’ll ensure you get all applicable Ford incentives and rebates possible. We care about your business and will work towards finding the most cost-effective way to drive your business. Reach out anytime to discuss more options about vehicles or programs available for your business.