- Ford reveals enhanced new Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Courier people movers, bringing new style, technology and performance to the Tourneo family in mid-2018
- New Tourneo Connect introduces fuel-efficient new 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine and 1.0litre EcoBoost petrol with cylinder deactivation, plus eight-speed auto option
- Compact new Tourneo Courier offers updated powertrains with standard six-speed transmission, SYNC 3 technology and refreshed front-end appearance
- New models complete the renewal Ford’s versatile Tourneo people mover line-up, following introduction of the range-topping new Tourneo Custom earlier in 2017
Ford today revealed the enhanced new Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Courier people movers, which will introduce stylish new designs, more fuel-efficient powertrains and advanced new driver assistance technologies to the popular Tourneo family from mid-2018.
The introduction of the new Tourneo Connect in five-seat and seven-seat versions, and the fiveseat new Tourneo Courier, completes the renewal of Ford’s entire Tourneo people mover line-up. The range-topping new eight/nine-seat Tourneo Custom, featuring a completely new premium interior, was revealed earlier this year and is now available to order in markets across Europe.
“The new Tourneo Connect and Courier people movers are spacious, flexible, and now offer new technologies like SYNC 3 connectivity to help customers get the most from their busy and active lifestyles,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “Sophisticated powertrain technologies, including our improved 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with cylinder deactivation, make the new Tourneo models even better to drive and cheaper to run, too.”
New Ford Tourneo Connect
The new Ford Tourneo Connect introduces a stylish new front-end appearance featuring a five-bar Tourneo grille mounted higher on the vehicle, combined with slimmer headlamps – with powerful HID Xenon lamps and LED daytime running lights available on high series models – and a more aerodynamic lower fascia and front spoiler.
Both the five-seat Tourneo Connect and the seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect feature an upgraded interior with stylish and hard-wearing new trim materials. A revised instrument panel has a new central control area that incorporates a floating, tablet-inspired 6-inch colour touchscreen on high series models, featuring Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system.
Further advanced technologies include a comprehensive new range of segment-first driver assistance features including Intelligent Speed Assist that enables automatic adjustment of maximum vehicle speed to remain within legal limits, the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection emergency braking system, Side Wind Stabilisation, and Active Park Assist that helps to steer the vehicle into both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces.
A state-of-the-art new powertrain line-up provides enhanced fuel-efficiency,* while achieving Euro 6.2 emissions standards. Ford’s all-new 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine combines the latest fuel injection, turbocharging and emission-control technologies with a low-friction engine design to deliver improved performance alongside reduced fuel-consumption for the Tourneo Connect and Grand Tourneo Connect.
The new Tourneo Connect also offers an advanced new version of the multi-award-winning 1.0litre EcoBoost engine, which incorporates significant changes to the cylinder head, fuel injection and emission-control systems to provide further improvements in fuel-efficiency. New technologies also include cylinder deactivation, which enables the engine to run on two cylinders at low loads, to reduce pumping losses and improve fuel-efficiency.
An upgraded six-speed manual transmission is now fitted to all engines as standard. The 1.5litre EcoBlue engine can also be specified with an advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission, which has been engineered to deliver optimised fuel-efficiency alongside responsive performance and smooth, swift gearshifts.
The two Tourneo Connect models continue to offer outstanding flexibility from versatile seating, generous stowage and dual sliding side doors. The Tourneo Connect has clever 60/40 split rear seats that can be folded flat and tumbled forward, or removed to provide 2,410 litres space behind the front seats. The Grand Tourneo Connect offers rear seating that folds quickly and easily into a flat, unobstructed luggage platform with 2,620 litres of space, and third row seats slide fore and aft for added versatility.
New Ford Tourneo Courier
The five-seat Tourneo Courier is the smallest member of Ford’s Tourneo family, and the new model brings a refreshed front-end appearance that incorporates a reshaped grille opening and revised design for the lower fascia.
The cabin features a revised centre console design for enhanced ergonomics, including a larger new 6-inch colour touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system that is available on higher series models, and which is positioned closer to the driver for improved visibility and ease-of-use.
Meeting Euro 6.2 emissions standards, the updated powertrain line-up offers customers the choice of fuel-efficient 1.5-litre TDCi diesel and 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines. All vehicles feature Ford’s all-new six-speed manual transmission in place of the outgoing model’s five-speed gearbox, offering improved shift quality, refinement and contributing to better real-world fuel-efficiency.
For the ultimate in low running costs, a new fuel-efficiency package is offered as standard on diesel models, which integrates optimised aerodynamics with an Active Grille Shutter that improves warm-up times and reduces aero-drag.
Building on the strengths of the outgoing model, new Tourneo Courier will offer growing families and urban motorists with active lifestyles outstanding luggage and passenger space. The flexible rear compartment features 60/40 split rear seats with a convenient tip/tumble folding mechanism, providing 1,656 litres of space with the seats folded down, and excellent access to the rear seats through twin sliding doors. The series line-up includes four attractive alternatives, including the choice of Titanium or Sport models at the top of the range.
Further information about the new Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Courier models, including fuel consumption and performance data, will be published closer to the launch of the vehicles in 2018.