The all-new Ford Tourneo Connect has been revealed with Volkswagen Caddy DNA. The new offering aims to bring a new level of style, space and versatility to the Tourneo brand that is suited for busy lifestyles with a comfortable and highly flexible interior.
The Ford Tourneo Connect features the design language of Ford’s latest passenger cars. The front has been styled with strong, sculpted lines to create a sporty impression with each series having its own distinctive appearance.
Ford’s SUV-inspired Active series offers a blend of rugged style and premium details. Unique 17-inch alloy wheels feature a two-tone finish of dark and machined metal, part of the signature look that includes a honeycomb grille, a metallic-effect skid plate and additional body mouldings around the wheel arches, sills and bumpers. The palette of ten vibrant different paint finishes includes new Boundless Blue, the unique launch colour for Tourneo Connect Active.
Exclusive wheel designs and finishing details continue the strong differentiation across the range, providing customers with a choice of desirable models to best suit their lifestyles. The rest of the series line-up includes a Sport derivative which boasts distinctive bonnet stripes, more dynamic lower front bumper and 17-inch dark alloy wheels. The Titanium offers satin chrome detailing, privacy glass and, 16-inch alloy wheels while the Trend comes standard with a high-gloss black grille surround and stylish wheel trims.
All Tourneo Connect models feature a large user-friendly touchscreen on the dashboard that puts key vehicle systems at the driver’s fingertips. An 8,25-inch screen comes as standard but customers able to specify a 10-inch screen on all derivatives if need be. The 10-inch screen is standard on Titanium, Sport and Active series in right-hand drive vehicles.
Customers can also specify an advanced digital cluster display in place of the traditional dials. This is a feature that is standard on Sport models and available on Titanium and Active models. The digital cluster has a 10,25-inch screen in the instrument binnacle that can work alongside the central infotainment system to offer drivers more information and control.
The line-up of four-cylinder turbocharged engines for the Ford Tourneo Connect includes a 1,5‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine producing 84 kW and 220 N.m of torque and two EcoBlue turbodiesels developing 89 kW and 320 N.m or 82 kW and 280 N.m. All models feature a six-speed manual transmission as standard but the seven‑speed PowerShift dual-clutch automatic gearbox is available as an option. Steering wheel-mounted paddles are introduced to the cabin as well. All-wheel drive is available on models fitted with the 89 kW diesel engine and six‑speed manual gearbox.
Ford South Africa is yet to confirm if the Ford Tourneo Connect will be introduced into South Africa.