Ford calls the Transit Connect a game-changer.
But will U.S. cabbies embrace a compact front-drive van, assembled in Turkey, as the spiritual successor to the big Crown Victoria sedan?
"That is what we are assessing right now," says Gerry Koss, Ford's fleet marketing manager. Koss says Ford has begun talking with cab fleets to determine "how we can develop a product that meets their requirements."
Annual U.S. taxicab volume is small -- in the neighborhood of 6,000 units. But it's a segment that Ford has dominated since the late 1970s.
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