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Fordís New People Mover Could Get Diesel Power


At the introduction of the 2014 Ford Transit commercial vehicle last week, the brand suggested that the Transit Connect and people-mover Wagon may also get diesel power in the near future.

An oil-burning engine has so far only been earmarked for the large Transit, which is looking to compete with the Mercedes Sprinter, though Ford execs hinted that the smaller Transit Connect and Transit Wagon could use diesel power as well. ĒDiesel engines have potential for U.S Market in Transit Connect, Wagon,Ē said chief engineer Darren Goddard.

The exact engine to be used was not discussed by the company, though it may be a smaller four-cylinder diesel currently offered overseas. The current push towards diesels in the marketplace seems to point towards a Transit Connect and Transit Wagon with a diesel option.
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