Ford Transit Diesel Taxis
For improved cross-town fuel economy, Ford is adding a diesel power plant to the Transit Connects it up-fits for taxi duty. Refreshed for 2019, the new Transit model will be equipped with a 1.5L inline four that produces 120 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. It’s also rumored that the diesel Transit Connect will see at least 30 mpg on the highway. Built to compete directly with Nissan’s NV200 Taxi, Ford boasts that the 60-cubic-foot cargo area in the Transit Connect Taxi makes it slightly more spacious than its Japanese rival.