The Ford Transit Connect first peeked its head out back at the Chicago Auto Show, but these latest shots show it wearing some different duds of the yellow, taxi variety. Word has it that this retrofitted Transit Connect will be rearing its yellow head at the New York Auto show. This model was seen roaming the streets of Detroit and was spied by a keen overlooker and we mean overlooker in the literal sense because the shots were taken from a third story window.

For the specifics, the Transit Connect will be making its way stateside next year and includes a 2.0-liter four cylinder. The 19 city and 24 highway mpg does make me question it's reputation as a taxi. How about something of the solar variety? [WCF]