January 26, 2020

First pictures released of the all-new MS-RT Transit Connect

South Wales-based performance company, MS-RT, has revealed the first pictures of its all-new Ford Transit Connect.

MS-RT uses styling and technology pioneered by Ford’s works rally team to develop, design and build the model at its factory in Pontypool.

The new model features a styling kit designed and manufactured by the company in-house, including a full MS-RT plastic injection-moulded body kit.

In addition, it gets a stainless steel sports exhaust system, 18-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels with an optional limited edition bronze finish, a carbon inlay sports steering wheel and a hand-made nappa leather and suede interior.

The conversion has been designed to pass QVM approval with Ford, which is already a key feature of the MS-RT Transit Custom.

The first vans will arrive with customers in September, and will be priced at £23,995 with a six-speed manual gearbox, or £24,995 with automatic transmission, both pus VAT.

All MS-RT Transit Connects will come with a three-year, 100,000-mile warranty. A long-wheelbase version and double cab will be introduced later in the year.

All versions will come with LED load space lighting, a premium infotainment pack with sat nav and a reversing camera, bi-xenon headlights and twin side loading doors. 

Options will include an upgrade to bronze alloy wheels, a Maxhaust exhaust system with app-controlled soundtrack, a rally sticker pack, black exhaust tips and a full carbon steering wheel option.

MS-RT founding director, Edward Davies, said: “We’ve enjoyed unprecedented success with the MS-RT Transit Custom, with the order books completely full since launch. Our customers absolutely love their vans and the uniqueness of them, so we expect that the Connect will develop a similar following among those who want a commercial vehicle with genuine motorsport heritage, fantastic sports styling and a full manufacturer-backed warranty.”