The blue oval represents a new generation of the Tourneo Connect multi-purpose passenger vehicle. The relationship with the Volkswagen Caddy is by no means hidden.
It’s no secret that Ford and Volkswagen work closely together to develop new commercial vehicles. The first tangible result of this collaboration was the new Tourneo Connect, which is now officially presented in the new generation.
While the front of the new LED headlights comes in a distinctive style, the side profile and especially the rear sections with vertical position lights connected to a black belt clearly indicate who Ford lent its technology to the SUV. The brand will offer two variants – the L1 and the L2 with an extended wheelbase, both of which have up to seven seats. The seats in the second row can be folded down, folded and removed completely, freeing up plenty of space for luggage or luggage. The front passenger seat can also be folded, so that objects up to three meters in length can be placed in the car. After removing the second and third rows of seats, 3.1 and 2.6 meters, respectively, will be created inside3.
The base trim level of the Trend is complemented by the most luxurious luxury of titanium and especially the Active Edition, inspired by the world of SUVs and crossovers. It features 17-inch alloy wheels, a hexagonal grille, metal-effect sill strips, and additional protection elements for the fenders, sills and wheel arches. Unlimited blue paint is also reserved for this equipment, in total, customers can choose from ten shades.
The Tourneo Connect has sliding doors on both sides, and inside it will delight you with endless storage spaces, as well as a wide range of equipment options. Customers can pay extra for the panoramic glass roof or dual-zone air conditioning, items we weren’t used to in this car class a few years ago. Inside, you also get comfortable seats with adjustable seat length and certification from the German organization AGR.
The multimedia system has an 8.25-inch screen, but on request you can access a 10-inch screen. In both cases it is completed About the Touch Bar, which replaces classic rotary controls for climate or volume control. We know this well from the above Volkswagen Caddy, or the eighth generation of golf. Instead of analog indicators, customers have access to a full 10.25-inch digital instrument panel.
The car can be connected to an app on a smartphone, so you have all the information about your driving or service at hand. The owner can also look forward to 19 assistance systems, randomized pre-collision assist with independent emergency braking, lane departure assist, driver alertness monitoring, adaptive cruise control, hill start assist or the front and rear parking sensors. Other combinations of assist technologies can then extend the equipment with a parking assist or parking assistant to go in the back with a trailer.
The engine block replicates the pallets of the Volkswagen Caddy units. Gasoline engines are represented by 1.5 EcoBoost with a power of 84 kW and 220 Nm of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but you can pay extra for a dual-clutch automatic. This is the first time that a gasoline unit with an automatic transmission has been combined in this model.
The alternative is a turbodiesel 2.0 EcoBlue engine with 75 kW and 280 Nm, or 90 kW and 320 Nm. Here, too, it is combined as standard with a six-speed manual, which can also be enriched with all-wheel drive (also for the first time). The two-clutch automatic is connected only to the front wheel. The four-cylinder diesel engines are equipped with Dual Dosing technology, which uses an additive injection into the exhaust system portion before the SCR catalysts to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. Ford also borrows this technology from Volkswagen.
Customers can order the novelty at the beginning of 2022, and the first pieces will appear on Czech roads in the spring. At that time, we will already know all the details about the prices.
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