The Ford Transit Connect is a compact van, produced by Ford and introduced in 2002. The Transit Connect uses the original international Ford Focus’ front-wheel drive Ford C170 platform - the same platform currently being used for the North American Ford Focus. The second generation of the Transit/Tourneo Connect was presented in Amsterdam on 6th September 2012. The new Tourneo Connect was presented to the general public during the 2012 Paris Salon. The Tourneo Connect was available from the end of 2013. The brand new Tourneo Connect was developed in Ford’s European development centre, together with Ford Otoson’s engineering team in Turkey and is produced in the Spanish Valencia.