Ford Introduces Two New Hybrid and Diesel Fuel-Efficient Taxis: Ford Connect

• Ford Motor Company introduces two new taxis – diesel and hybrid – giving operators even more choices to potentially save fuel

• New Transit Connect Taxi, when equipped with an available EcoBlue® diesel engine, is targeted to return an EPA-estimated Highway rating of at least 30 mpg

• All-new Fusion Hybrid Taxi is purpose-built for livery service; includes parts designed for the rigorous duty of cycle of the 2019 Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and is projected to offer an EPA-estimated Combined rating of 38 mpg


New 2019 Transit Connect Taxi

Transit Connect Taxi, when equipped with available 1.5-liter EcoBlue®diesel engine, is targeted to return an EPA-estimated Highway rating of at least 30 mpg.  Actual mileage will vary.  Final EPA-estimated ratings available early 2019.


The Transit Connect Taxi offers seating for five with a roomy, flexible interior well-suited for livery service. It features more than 60 cubic-feet cargo volume behind the second row, more than the Nissan NV200 Taxi.


Along with the newly available EcoBlue diesel engine, the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi comes with a recessed second-row seat, a taxi upfit wiring harness, first-row side curtain airbags, optional roof access hole for signage and a reverse sensing system. It is also available with School Bus Yellow paint.


Standard dual sliding side doors provide riders with a wide entrance and exit. A low vehicle floor ensures easy step-ups and step-downs. The new taxi can be made wheelchair accessible through the Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier program. The modification features an easy-to-deploy ramp that doubles as a deck for cargo when stowed in the back.