March 19, 2013
Ford Tourneo Custom 0
The brand new Ford Tourneo Custom offers superb practicality with greater economy. It doesn’t look so great but it certainly makes up for it in other areas. In terms of a people carrier, there are not many much better vehicles.
The very latest technology is one of the vehicle’s greatest assets. This includes torque vectoring which helps to improve the vehicle’s driving experience with greater stability within.
The interior is largely based upon the platform of the Ford Transit. The layout is very similar to the Mercedes Vito. There is a certain family feel within. The main selling point within the vehicle is the amount of space within. It has been made a lot wider and longer than the previous version. All nine seats will allow passengers to receive a lot of head and leg room.
The seats will have up to 30 configurations. These include sliding, folding and removal. If there are extra items needed to be stored, more boot space can be created. The second row of seats when removed allows the boot to contain a tremendous 5,520 litres of luggage space. Around the vehicle there are neat storage spaces including a smartphone holder which is next to the gearlever.
Ford SYNC, having finally made it’s way to the UK will be included within the vehicle. Other pieces of technology include Bluetooth, USB connectivity, DAB Radio and USB connectivity ability.
The Ford Toureno Custom will come with a 2.2 litre diesel engine. It is not perhaps the smoothest engine but will not cause too much of a headache. The engine will be able to produce 153 BHP with 385Nm of torque. Although the engine has not been purely refined to be purposeful for a car it manages to perform like one.
The vehicle’s economy is pretty impressive, reaching 46.3 MPG along with 172g/km of C02 emissions.
Geneva Motor Show
Two new Tourneo models were shown at the Geneva Show. Ford aim to release four people carriers in total by the end of 2014. The Tourneo Courier will be released in the UK by Spring 2014. The engine choices with the vehicle being a 1.5 litre hitting a maximum of 75 BHP, a 1.6 litre reaching 95 BHP and the more powerful 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine hitting 100 BHP.
The second Tourneo model to be presented at the Geneva Motor Show was the Connect. The engine within the vehicle comes with a 1.6 litre, capable of hitting a maximum of 115 BHP.