Ford Reveals Stylish, Practical New Tourneo Connect; Spacious People-Mover Helps Drive Tourneo Transformation
- Ford unveils all-new Tourneo Connect at “Go Further” event; revitalised Tourneo line-up of passenger vehicles offers active families a compelling blend of space, versatility and comfort
- Stylish all-new Tourneo Connect – to be sold as Transit Connect Wagon in North America – joins Tourneo Custom to spearhead the range, with a bold new look and outstanding space and practicality
- Tourneo Connect delivers choice of five- and seven-seat models, all-new interior with flexible seating and stowage, and targeted best-in-class fuel economy
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 6, 2012 – Ford today launched a new generation of smart and stylish passenger vehicles under the Tourneo brand, at its exclusive “Go Further” event in Amsterdam.
The new people mover range, offering active families a compelling blend of space, versatility and comfort, will be spearheaded by the all-new Tourneo Connect – revealed for the first time at the “Go Further” event – which joins the larger Tourneo Custom model in the revitalised line-up.
“Ford’s Tourneo line-up is undergoing a radical transformation, led by the stylish new Tourneo Connect and with more exciting product to come,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president Product Development, Ford of Europe.
“These are good-looking, versatile and well-equipped vehicles that families, professional drivers and those looking for space to stow bikes, and even fishing equipment, will choose for their practical virtues and enjoy for their do-it-all spirit and attractive design.”
The all-new Tourneo Connect joins Ford’s passenger car line-up as a practical and affordable family vehicle offering outstanding space and versatility in a stylish new package.
Standing out from the crowd with its dynamic, modern appearance, the Tourneo Connect delivers a bold new look to this class of people mover. A stylish cockpit and the latest premium features contribute to an attractive and comfortable driving environment.
Available in a choice of two capable and versatile models – the five-seat Tourneo Connect and the seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect – the new vehicle offers outstanding practicality for active families or professional chauffeurs, with sliding rear doors, highly-flexible seating and a host of smart stowage areas.
Tourneo Connect targets best-in-class fuel economy by offering a choice of highly efficient downsized diesel and petrol engines and Ford ECOnetic Technologies features.
The all-new Tourneo Connect is scheduled to go on sale in Europe, and in North America where it will be sold as the Transit Connect Wagon, in 2013. The new eight/nine-seat Tourneo Custom people mover is on sale now.
Please visit http://gofurther.fordmedia.eu for more information.
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