Ford has presented us with the new multi-activity vehicle, the new Ford Tourneo Connect, a model based on the new Volkswagen Caddy.
The new Tourneo arrives with a total capacity of seven seats and a choice of two lengths to suit any need. According to the brand itself, it adapts to the transport of camping equipment and sports equipment to the provision of practical services to small businesses.
The latest digital technologies are introduced into the cabin, while a comprehensive suite of sophisticated driver assistance systems help make the new Tourneo Connect easier to drive.
New features include assisted driving, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, an all-wheel drive system and a new automatic transmission option for gasoline models.
As we have mentioned, the new Tourneo Connect offers a capacity for seven seats in the L1 short wheelbase and L2 long wheelbase models. When not in use, the second and third row seats can be folded, folded or removed to create a spacious cargo area. The front passenger seat folds down to allow the transport of objects up to 3 meters in length.
Sliding side doors on each side of the vehicle to enter and exit restricted spaces. Inside there are a multitude of storage compartments as well as an optional large glass roof and the dual zone climate control.
Customers of the Trend, Titanium and Active models can also choose ergonomic seats with extended leg supports and four-way power lumbar adjustment.
With the second and third row seats removed, the Tourneo Connect offers up to 3.1 m3 of cargo volume in L2 models and 2.6 m3 in L1 models.
All Tourneo Connect models have a large 8.25-inch touchscreen as standard although there is a 10-inch as standard from the Titanium, Sport and Active finishes. The touch screen offers controls for navigation, audio and climate control.
Customers can also equip a digital instrument cluster instead of the classic analog cluster. We are talking about a system that comes standard in the Sport finish and is available as an option on the Titanium and Active models. The digital dashboard has a 10.25-inch screen.
The new Ford Tourneo Connect it also introduces new driver assistance technology packages. The Parking Pack adds Active Parking Assistant with Park Out Assist, which can automatically identify and direct the entry and exit of perpendicular and parallel parking spaces.
The trailer assistance package includes the new Pro Trailer Backup Assist system to help prevent or mitigate the risk of crossing the trailer when backing up.
Models equipped with the PowerShift automatic transmission they can also be equipped with Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering.
To free up space in the cabin and simplify the driving experience, all Tourneo Connect vehicles come standard with a electric parking brake.
Vehicles equipped with the Sport trim feature the Adaptive Front Lighting System as standard. Automatic high beams and LED headlights and taillights are also standard.
New Ford Tourneo Connect engines
The range of turbocharged four-cylinder engines includes a 1.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine that produces 114 hp and 220 Nm of torque and two diesel EcoBlue that develop 122 hp and 320 Nm of torque, or 112 hp and 280 Nm of torque.
All models feature a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The seven-speed PowerShift dual-clutch automatic gearbox will be available for gasoline options.
Customers can now benefit from four-wheel drive so the model will be able to join the list of 4 × 4 vans. The system automatically distributes torque between the wheels based on driving conditions and surfaces. The all-wheel drive Available on models equipped with the 122PS 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine and six-speed manual gearbox, it doesn’t compromise on interior space or loading height.
Source | Ford