Ford Transit Connect Taxi concept

Add taxi to the list of Transit Connect's potential uses here in the U.S., with a special livery of the van debuting this week in the Big Apple -- the nation's No. 1 taxi town. The Transit Connect Taxi concept makes sense as a potential replacement for the Crown Victoria (Ford's omnipresent taxi), with its high roof, ample rear space for tourist luggage and three passengers, and its relatively frugal 2.0-liter four banger that is rated at 19 mpg city and has lower tailpipe emissions than most present taxis. Being a concept, the Transit Taxi also features an innovative 13-inch, touch screen designed to provide a variety of entertainment and other services for the customer, not the least of which is an automated payment function.