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Ford Transit Connect Wins Commercial Green Car of the Year™ 

| November 16, 2018

Ford Transit

Green Car Journal has identified the all-new RAM 1500 as the 2019 Green Truck of the Year™ and the redesigned Ford Transit Connect as the 2019 Commercial Green Car of the Year™. 

The highly-anticipated 2019 RAM pickup offers hard-working truck functionality along with appealing style, connectivity, and car-like comfort. Lighter than the previous generation with greater payload and towing capability, fifth-generation RAM 1500 pickups look to the future with their available 3.6-liter eTorque V-6 and 5.7-liter eTorque HEMI V-8 mild-hybrid powerplants.

Available in short- and long-wheelbase versions, the redesigned 2019 Ford Transit Connect offers up to 146 cubic feet of cargo capacity, a 1570 pound payload rating, and the convenience of twin sliding side doors. Among its available powerplants is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivering 29 highway mpg. A highly-efficient 1.5-liter EcoBlue turbodiesel available in early 2019 is expected to net at least 30 highway mpg. Both the Transit Connect and RAM 1500 feature the latest connected and driver assist technologies.

In addition to the RAM 1500, finalists for 2019 Green Truck of the Year™ included the Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, and Ford Ranger. Vying for 2019 Commercial Green Car of the Year™ along with the Ford Transit Connect were the Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, Mercedes-Benz Metris, RAM 1500, and RAM ProMaster City.

By virtue of their environmental achievement, each of these exceptional 2019 Green Car Awards™ finalists is recognized with Green Car Journal’s 2019 Product of Excellence™ distinction.

“We are proud to host the Green Car Awards™ each year and highlight the tremendous strides being made by today’s pickups and light commercial vehicles,” said Pam Crail, president of San Antonio Auto Dealers. “The new models on display at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show reflect the increasing sophistication and driver-centered features so desired by today’s new car and truck buyers, as well as the all-important move toward greater efficiency and environmental performance.”

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