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Ford Tourneo gets connected


FORD has introduced the new five-seat Tourneo Connect and seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect in Europe.

The main difference between the two new models and the Tourneo Custom we have here in South Africa is style, and lots of it. You can even have one in yellow.

The practicality you’d expect from a car based on a van is still present. The Tourneo Connect has dual sliding rear doors, highly flexible seating, overhead lockers and a large panoramic glass roof. The cabin is also cluttered with a host of stowage spaces and a 12V socket above the instrument cluster.

Leg room and head room in the first row of the Tourneo Connect five-seater, as well as knee room in the second row, are best in class. Clever 60/40 split rear seats can be folded flat and tumbled forward or removed to provide 2 410 litres of space behind the front seats.

The seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect breaks new ground in its segment by offering rear seating which folds quickly and easily into a flat, unobstructed luggage platform with up to 2 620 litres of space. The third row seats also slide fore and aft to allow customers the choice between extra leg room or increased luggage space.

The two Tourneo Connect models are available with both diesel and petrol engines. Fuel efficiency is enhanced further by Ford ECOnetic Technology features, such as automatic start/stop and Active Grille Shutter. The five-seater is available with Ford’s award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, while both models are also available with a 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCI engine with either 70kW or 85kW on tap.

At the moment we have yet to receive word on whether the Tourneo Connect will be made available in South Africa.

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