Ford today debuted an all-new Transit Connect passenger van at the Chicago Auto Show with an all-new diesel engine offering.

While Ford is targeting Baby Boomer customers who don’t need fancy technology gadgets like a built in vacuum cleaner, the big story with the new Transit Connect is the 1.5L EcoBlue diesel engine.

This is the first time this engine is offered in the United States, and it is also the first time Ford has deviated from the Power Stroke naming scheme in recent memory.

Ford hasn’t finalized details on the engine, so we don’t currently know horsepower and torque figures, but in the European EcoSport a similar engine makes 123 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

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Equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission in the Transit Connect, Ford expects the little van to get 30 mpg or better on the highway, though as with the power and torque figures, those final numbers are pending.

Available later this year, the Transit Connect passenger van has a litany of new safety features and comes standard with autonomous emergency braking on all trim levels.

While the passenger van debuted today, it shares virtually every component with the cargo van and while there is no news on that vehicle currently, expect to see a refreshed one of those in the near future.