Diesel-powered Transits will come equipped with a selective catalytic reduction system for compliance with federal emissions limits. The system’s diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter are integrated into one compartment, Ford said. The engine is expected to churn out close to the 197 hp/347 pound-feet or torque it produces in global applications, Ford said.
While the smaller Transit Connect won’t get a diesel, it will offer two gasoline engines, including one with EcoBoost technology. Base power for the redesigned van – the current model was introduced here in 2010 – will be a 2.5-liter four cylinder that will be rated to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Optional will be a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that Ford said will return more than 30 miles-per-gallon on the highway. With this engine, the van will be rated to tow 1,900 pounds, Ford said. Final power ratings for both engines will arrive later. The 2014 Transit Connect is slated to arrive in dealership in the fourth quarter of 2013, Ford reps said.