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Fords German debut

FORDS new Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect are currently making their public debut in Germany.

The manufacturer is displaying the vehicles for the first time in the country at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover.

Fleet customers can choose from either short or long-wheelbase models and can opt for a high or low roof.

'The focal point of the Ford show is the German premiere of the Ford Transit Connect,' the company said. 'The compact front-wheel-drive model, available without, with one or with two sliding doors, is aimed at the sub-one-tonne segment and a high-roof long-wheelbase version will be available first,' Ford said.

A short wheelbase version with a normal roof, which will make its debut in autumn next year, is intended for the small van segment and 'rounds off Ford's diverse van range', it added.

Under the name Tourneo Connect, the van will be offered as both a front- and rear-wheel drive combi with five seats.

'It offers lots of practicality for dual-purpose users, who employ their vehicles in business as well as in private life,' Ford of Germany said.

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