Ford has unveiled two new fuel-efficient taxi options for North American taxi drivers, the Transit Connect Taxi and the Fusion Hybrid Taxi. ^
The primary goal of both vehicles is to help taxi drivers lower their fuel costs. The 2019 Transit Connect Taxi is available with a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine that delivers at least 30 mpg on the highway, while the Fusion Hybrid Taxi is rated at 40 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.
Imran Jalal, brand and communications manager for Ford fleet marketing, stated:
“Taxi operators want vehicles that are reliable, efficient and comfortable. Transit Connect Taxi and Fusion Hybrid Taxi offer all three with special attention to potentially help lower fuel costs.”
In addition to the diesel engine, the Transit Connect Taxi comes equipped 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.
The Fusion Hybrid Taxi gets a police-tuned suspension with increased ride height and calibrated high-performance brakes, plus steel wheels. The interior boasts heavy-duty cloth seating or optional vinyl seating, vinyl floors, and a standard rearview camera.
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