Coming this year, the new Ford Tourneo Connect makes transporting passengers and luggage more practical than ever. From the improved flexibility of the seating to the inclusion of the latest technologies, it offers versatility like never before.
More attractive than ever
Having been redesigned, the new Tourneo Connect will be an icon of smart Ford design. The trademark five-bar front grille lends even more confidence to the sizeable van which proves that practicality and good looks can co-exist. On the inside, a revised instrument panel and new seat trims change things up, providing the comfort and style for long journeys.
The unique Ford Fold Flat System makes passenger comfort and carrying bulky items simple and effective. The second row of seats on the five-seat model split 60/40, fold flat and tumble forward, giving you greater capacity for luggage. If necessary, they can also be removed completely. The seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect offers 50/50 split seats in the third row, and middle row seats that fold into the footwell to give a flat load-floor.
Efficient and capable
At the heart of the new Tourneo Connect will be the all-new 1.5-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engine which combines the latest fuel injection, turbocharging and emission-control technologies. The new unit is in addition to the 1.5-litre diesel engines that come in 75PS, 100PS and 120PS with a six-speed manual transmission and auto start-stop as standard. What’s more, the multi-award winning 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine can be fitted on request. Even more efficient, the new Tourneo Connect comes with an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission in place of the six-speed power-shift manual.
Fuel efficiency and carbon emission figures have seen improvements, thanks to the six-speed manual transmissions and auto start-stop which now come as standard. Cost of ownership will be significantly cut down as well, thanks to new service intervals of at least 2 years or 12,500 miles (on the 1.5 Diesel with Automatic transmission).
Introducing a number of segment-first driver assistance features, the Tourneo Connect will help you on the road with safety and technology features such as Speed Assist, Active Park Assist, Lane-Keeping Aid, Traffic Sign Recognition and more. Optional features are also available, such as Keyless start and entry, with keyless start as standard on the Titanium and Limited trims.
The Tourneo Connect will also benefit from the FordPass Connect – an on-board modem that allows for unparalleled levels of connectivity via the Ford Pass App. Owners will benefit from live traffic updates, remote features such as vehicle locator and from being able to remotely start the Tourneo Connect if it has an automatic transmission. Passengers will appreciate the hotspot capabilities, with up to 10 devices having the option to connect at any time.
The advanced SYNC 3 system is optional across the Tourneo Connect range, keeping you better connected to the outside world. Control your smartphone functions, music and navigation with voice commands or via the 6-inch touchscreen, which features Ford’s advanced pinch-and-swipe functionality.
Safety for all
Incorporating new safety features such as Intelligent Speed Assist and Pre-collision Assist, the new Tourneo Connect provides outstanding protection not just for cabin occupants, but for those around you too.
Intelligent Speed Assist enables you to concentrate fully on the road by detecting the current speed limit and adjusting your maximum speed to it. Pre-collision Assist, meanwhile, identifies pedestrians and vehicles on the road ahead and warns you if a potential collision might occur. Should you fail to respond in time, the brakes are automatically applied, reducing the severity of accidents or enabling you to avoid them completely.
The New Ford Tourneo Connect is due to arrive at Gates Ford dealerships in Summer 2018. To register your interest in the meantime, contact us today in Hertfordshire, Essex and Middlesex.