New York '08 Preview: Ford Transit Connect Taxi - Son of Crown Vic

In the era of the greener taxicab, the extremely capable Ford Crown Victoria is now gauche. Ford knows this, and later this morning in the Jacob Javits Center,
it will unveil a new taxi concept that's about as different from the Vic as you can get. The Ford Transit Connect Taxi that was spied last week combines spaciousness and utility with improved fuel economy and reduced emissions thanks to the 2.0-liter four it packs underhood (no hybrid, though, which would be really big in cities like New ... Read More: http://feeds.autoblog.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~3/254085481 /
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In the era of the greener taxicab, the extremely capable Ford Crown Victoria is now gauche. Ford knows this, and later this morning in the Jacob Javits Center, it will unveil a new taxi concept that's about as different from the Vic as you can get. The Ford Transit Connect Taxi that was spied last week combines spaciousness and utility with improved fuel economy and reduced emissions thanks to the 2.0-liter four it packs underhood (no hybrid, though, hich would be really big in cities like New York... Read More: http://feeds.autoblog.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~3/254085481 / ___________________________________________________________________________
The fuel economy improvement is not because of the 2.0-liter four. It's because the little matchbox has only a 3000 pound curb weight.
The reduced emissions are not because of the 2.0-liter four. Overall emissions are less because less fuel passes through an engine pulling only a 3000-pound car.
Anyway, I predict that it will be a personal car success because it is economical, it is cute, and it provides plenty of cargo space for a (4-person) family's needs.
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