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Ford offers Hybrid and Diesel Taxi Options: 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi© 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi

Ford has introduced two new taxis – the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi and Ford’s most fuel-efficient, purpose-built taxi ever, the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi.


Transit Connect Taxi, when equipped with available 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, is targeted to return an EPA-estimated Highway rating of at least (US) 30 mpg. Actual mileage will vary.

Final EPA-estimated ratings will be available early 2019.

The Transit Connect Taxi offers seating for five with a roomy, flexible interior well suited for livery service.

It features more than 60 cu ft of cargo volume behind the second row, more than the Nissan NV200 Taxi.

Along with the newly available EcoBlue diesel engine, the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi comes with a recessed second-row seat, a taxi upfit wiring harness, first-row side curtain airbags, optional roof access hole for signage and a reverse sensing system.

It is also available with School Bus Yellow paint.

Standard dual sliding side doors provide riders with a wide entrance and exit.

The first-ever Fusion Hybrid Taxi shares parts with the Ford Police Responder Hybrid for improved durability in a livery duty cycle (police vehicles come with many heavy-duty chassis parts, like wheels and suspension).

For Fusion Hybrid Taxi, Ford is projecting EPA-estimated ranges comparable to that of the Ford Police Responder Hybrid (projected EPA-estimated ratings of (US) 40 mpg City/36 mpg Highway/38 mpg Combined).

The 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi includes a police-tuned suspension with increased ride height and calibrated high-performance brakes, plus steel wheels.

It features heavy-duty cloth seating or optional vinyl seating, vinyl floors, available School Bus Yellow paint, a standard rearview camera, and a mounting plate on top of the instrument panel to secure taximeters and other fleet equipment.

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