Ford unveils new Tourneo in Paris
The new Ford Tourneo Connect has made its first public appearance at the Paris Motor Show.
The addition of the Connect and Grand Connect to the Tourneo Custom means that the range now includes five, seven and nine seat variants.
The new MPV is based on Ford’s global C-Platform which underpins other cars in the fleet, such as the latest Focus and the next Kuga.
It will carry a similar engine line up to its sister cars, with a choice of three diesel engines and two petrol when the Tourneo Connect first goes on sale.
The diesel units available are all versions of the 1.6 litre TDCi, with the choice of a 75bhp, a 95bhp or a 115bhp option.
The first of the two petrol engines is the award-winning 1.0 litre Ecoboost with a larger, 1.6 litre Ecoboost engine also on offer.
No economy figures have been released for the engine line up but Ford has confirmed that it is targeting best in class emissions and economy.
A raft Ford ECOnetic of technology should help this become a reality with Auto-Start-Stop and an Active Grille Shutter system, which help minimise drag, available on all models.
The Tourneo Connect will go on sale in Europe in the latter half of 2013.