Tag archives for Minivan/Van

2013 Dodge Challenger V-6s Recalled, Owners Advised to Park Their Cars

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Chrysler is recalling 4459 model year 2013 Dodge Challengers with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine for an issue related to a potential short circuit in the wiring harness. The automaker is advising owners to immediately stop driving their vehicles and to contact dealers. Ford is also recalling 196,667 2004-2007 Freestyle and Mercury Monterey minivan models for corrosion at the third-row seat anchor mechanism. 2013 Dodge Challenger V-6 The Problem:Chrysler says a potential short circuit could cause the wire ...

Carbon Motors E7 Diesel Cop Car Has 24,442 Reservations, $149,950 TX7 Van Launches in 2013

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While we await the Carbon Motors E7 cop car’s arrival, the company has released details on its upcoming TX7 van, a $149,950 diesel V-8 powered specialty vehicle made for law enforcement agencies that might otherwise consider more expensive alternatives. While we have yet to see or test any vehicle from Carbon Motors, production of both vehicles is said to start by the end of next year. The E7 sedan, which boasts a number of drool-worthy features ...

Sleigh Showdown: Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser vs. Ford Transit Connect Wagon Sleigh

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Without fail, around this time of the year, holiday-themed releases start flooding our inboxes. Some show more creativity than others, but having received concepts from Ford and Lexus, we thought we’d put the two head-to-head, and let you, the WOT readers, decide which one you think is best suited for gift delivery duty. Let’s break down what we know of the scant specifications provided for the two modern-day sleighs. Propulsion: The Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser is ...

Configure It: 2014 Ford Transit Commercial Van “Combinator” Launches

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With the new 2014 Ford Transit Combinator now live on Ford’s consumer site, business owners can get a better picture of how variations of the cargo, passenger wagon, chassis cab, or cutaway cab can fit their needs. In addition to the four body styles, the full-size 2014 Transit is offered in five wheelbases and four roof heights depending on body style. In the U.S., the 2014 Transit will do battle with the upcoming Ram ProMaster, ...

UPDATE: 2014 Ford Transit Details Emerge: Three Engine, Roof Height, and Length Choices

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It seems like Ford has been teasing information about its new 2014 Transit full-size van for eons, but the automaker finally revealed a sizable chunk of detail — including some specifications — tied to the North American-spec model earlier this morning. Here’s a bit of what we can expect from the long-awaited successor to the seemingly immortal E-Series. STRUCTURE Traditionally, full-size cargo vans sold in North America have utilized body-on-frame construction. That was the case with the ...

Refreshing or Revolting: 2014 Ford Transit Connect

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When Ford originally brought the boxy, Turkish-built Transit Connect to the U.S., exterior styling took a backseat to more important buying factors like fuel efficiency and interior space. The small, front-drive box-on-wheels has been replaced by the redesigned 2014 Ford Transit Connect, a van with two wheelbases and body styles. This time, Ford’s compact commercial van will face direct competition from Nissan and Ram – will the 2014 Transit Connect’s new design have any effect ...

Jim Farley Discusses Ford Transit Connect Wagon at Motor Trend Garage

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Among Ford’s new or upcoming U.S.-bound people-movers is the 2014 Ford Transit Connect wagon, and Jim Farley as well as other executives recent visited the Motor Trend Garage to let us have a look and kick the tires. Though the Transit Connect is primarily a commercial van, Ford hopes a new three-row wagon variant will be considered by those who don’t want a minivan as large as the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey, but still ...

2014 Ford Transit Receives 347-lb-ft Power Stroke 3.2-Liter Turbodiesel I-5

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Diesel power is coming to the 2014 Ford Transit, as Ford announced that the upcoming full-size van will be offered with a new-to-North America Power Stroke-branded 3.2-liter turbodiesel I-5. The 2014 Transit’s new turbodiesel five-pot joins the F-Series Super Duty’s big 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 as Ford’s second diesel offering in the United States. Currently available in the global Ford Ranger, the Transit’s 3.2-liter turbodiesel I-5 is expected make around 197 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque ...

2014 Ford Transit Connect Commercial Van to Offer CNG/LPG Package, More Cargo Space Than Before

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The commercial van segment has probably seen more change recently than it has in the past couple decades, with compact offerings arriving on the market and downsized powertrains becoming more common. Hoping to advance the segment is the upcoming 2014 Ford Transit Connect commercial van, which will achieve up to at least 30 mpg, boast 130 cu-ft of cargo space, and offer an optional compressed natural gas (CNG) package, Ford has announced. Like the passenger-carrying Transit ...

Thread of the Day: FWD Ram ProMaster or RWD Ford Transit Commercial Van?

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American vans are getting more European. With the exception of the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, the American-style van with its snub-nose and single roof height is going extinct. The 2014 Ford Transit and recently revealed 2014 Ram ProMaster are the new Euro vans from American automakers, and in this Thread of the Day, we’re asking how the Ram ProMaster’s front-drive drivetrain will affect sales in comparison to the Ford Transit. At first glance, the 2014 ...