Ford (F +0.7%) hopes to make a splash in the minivan segment with its new Transit Connect Wagon...

|About: Ford Motor Company (F)|By:, SA News Editor

Ford (F +0.7%) hopes to make a splash in the minivan segment with its new Transit Connect Wagon which it maintains isn't a traditional minivan at all with its leaner cut and higher fuel efficiency than rivals. Set to launch in 2013, the new model could create a niche sub-segment to take away market share from van sellers Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota.