Ford Transit Taxi Concept
It’s not the 1st time someone tries to re-invent the New York taxi with a small car. I still remember the Giugiaro idea from the 70’s.
Bu tit is good to see Ford pushing their small delivery type van in the US no matter what.
Even if i don’t think it is ready to take on new York’s tough streets as a regular Taxi…
What’s next? Are they going to show us a police version too???
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People just want Focus, Mondeo, and an all-new Ranger, not a bread van glued together by Turks or an oversized boxy mini called flex.
If it’s more practical to operate than a Crown Vic, that would be an improvement.
What I wonder is, why does Ford consider that the Transit/Tourneo Connect would make a good taxi for the US, but have never promoted this car in such a way in Europe? It would actually make more sense here.
“People just want Focus, Mondeo, and an all-new Ranger, not a bread van glued together by Turks or an oversized boxy mini called flex.”
I think this would make a good replacement for the POS Crown Vics that crowd the streets of NYC, Chicago, and Washington DC.
“Even if i don’t think it is ready to take on new York’s tough streets as a regular Taxi…”
Could you elaborate, please? What are you basing your opinion on?
They don’t know how to redesign the crown vic, so they have to transition to the transit instead…(no pun intended)how pathetic. vince, i hope you become ford’s next president…maybe you can redesign the crown vic for them…
New York is requiring taxis and contract cars to get decent mileage. The Crown Vic has been legislated off the streets of NYC! They have to come up with new ideas or get eated by other auto makers in this lucrative market. The Town Cars are going, too, already being replaced with Camry Hybrids.