Following the preview of the new hybrid Police Interceptor Utility vehicle, Ford has now unveiled two new efficient taxi options for taxi drivers – the 2019 Transit Connect Taxi and the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi.
To help taxi drivers lower their fuel costs, Ford is introducing the two new taxi vehicles. The 2019 Transit Connect Taxi, with the available 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine will get at least 30 mpg on the highway, while the Fusion Hybrid Taxi will be rated at 40 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.
“Taxi operators want vehicles that are reliable, efficient and comfortable,” said Imran Jalal, brand and communications manager for Ford fleet marketing. “Transit Connect Taxi and Fusion Hybrid Taxi offer all three with special attention to potentially help lower fuel costs.”
In addition to the available diesel engine, the 2019 Transit Connect Taxi comes 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 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi gets a police-tuned suspension with increased ride height and calibrated high-performance brakes, plus steel wheels. Inside it features heavy-duty cloth seating or optional vinyl seating, vinyl floors, and a standard rearview camera.