Ford reverses course, nixes diesel choice on 2019 Transit Join vans

Ford has dropped the diesel choice and one in all its wheelbases for its 2019 Ford Transit Join.

Final 12 months, Ford introduced the van could be obtainable with a gasoline-fueled 2.Zero-liter inline four-cylinder engine, a 2.5-liter inline 4 gaseous prep bundle and a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel. Lackluster demand, nonetheless, led to adjustments.

“Ford Motor Firm not plans to supply the Transit Join diesel engine choice and brief wheelbase wagon resulting from lack of market demand,” Ford Industrial Automobile communications spokesperson Elizabeth Kraft stated.

“That stated, with EPA-estimated gasoline financial system rankings of 24 mpg metropolis, 29 mpg freeway and 26 mpg mixed, the 2019 Ford Transit Join Passenger Wagon with 2.Zero-liter gasoline engine has best-in-class freeway and mixed gasoline financial system rankings, and the very best general gasoline financial system rankings amongst small vans in the USA,” Kraft continued.

The 1.5-liter diesel was projected to get 30mpg freeway, or one mpg higher than the two.Zero-liter gasser.

Ford’s customary new 2.Zero-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline direct injection engine with Auto Begin-Cease is paired to a brand new Eight-speed computerized transmission. The engine is E85-compatible and comes with a typical heavy-duty battery and obtainable heavy-duty alternator designed for demanding upfit purposes.

The two.5-liter inline four-cylinder CNG/propane gaseous gasoline prep bundle is paired with a 6-speed computerized.