Ford UK plans to sell 300 limited edition 2008 Ford Transit Connect SportVans on the local market.
Just like the recently unveiled Ford Ranger WildTrak Le Mans pickup truck, the special edition commercial van will feature the same Le Mans-style color scheme that includes navy blue paint and a pair of sporty-looking white stripes on the hood and front bumper.
In addition to the racing-style color scheme, the Ford Transit Connect SportVan limited edition will also some upscale features like body-colored bumpers, a roof spoiler (a base model comes without one), chrome grille, which is similar in styling to those on 2009 Ford Edge Sport crossover.
Besides these features, the commercial van will also receive a kit if sportier side skirts, front and rear SUV-style skid plates and silver door mirror housings. A set of 18-inch 7-spoke alloy wheels finish the picture.
Although I highly doubt that anyone in his right mind would shell extra money for all this decor while buying a car, which is clearly a work horse rather than an element of lifestyle, guys from Ford UK probably know their job and there must be a market for this kind of pimped-up vans.
Inside the van you’ll find a pair of leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an advanced audio system, and parking sensor. Well, at least these options make your daily life a lot more comfortable, especially if you have to put 500 miles on your odometer from Monday to Friday.
Just like the aforementioned Ranger WildTrak, the vehicle will be equipped with quite an ordinary engine. In this particular case, it is the 1.8-liter Duratorq TDCi oil-burner capable of developing 110PS of power and 250 Nm of torque.
Photos: Ford UK
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