Ford introduces new fuel-efficient taxisJune 14, 2018
Ford introduces new fuel-efficient taxis
Ford introduces two new taxi models as it continues to steer its portfolio toward fuel efficient vehicles.
The automaker says the new Transit Connect Taxi offers an EPA-estimated highway rating of 30 mpg when equipped with the EcoBlue diesel engine.
Ford's new Fusion Hybrid Taxi is built specifically for livery service; including parts designed for the rigorous duty cycle of the 2019 Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and is projected to offer an EPA-estimated combined rating of 38 mpg.
The 2019 Transit Connect Taxi and 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi are both available for order now.
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.