The Ford Tourneo Connect is a compact MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) produced by Ford, primarily for the European market. It is essentially the passenger-carrying version of the Ford Transit Connect, a panel van aimed at businesses. The Tourneo Connect bridges the gap between a full-fledged commercial vehicle and a passenger car, offering versatility for families and those in need of a spacious vehicle without opting for a larger minivan.
Ford Tourneo Connect Overview
The Ford Tourneo Connect is a van that was first introduced in 2003. It is currently in its third generation and is sold in Europe and Asia. The Tourneo Connect is powered by a variety of engines, including a 1.5L EcoBlue diesel engine and a 1.5L EcoBoost petrol engine. It is available with a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The Tourneo Connect is available in two body styles: a short-wheelbase van and a long-wheelbase van. It is also available in a variety of trim levels, including the base Ambiente, the Trend, and the Titanium.
The Tourneo Connect is designed with practicality in mind, featuring sliding rear doors for easy access, especially in tight parking spaces. It has a tall roofline, ensuring ample headroom for passengers and ease of loading cargo. Inside, the vehicle offers a flexible seating arrangement. In the larger variant, the third row of seats can be folded or removed for added cargo space. It also comes with various storage compartments, making it convenient for family trips or daily commutes.
The Tourneo Connect competes with other compact MPVs in the market, like the Volkswagen Caddy Life, Renault Kangoo, and Citroën Berlingo, among others. The Tourneo Connect is a good choice for those looking for a versatile and practical van. It is also relatively fuel-efficient, getting up to 46 mpg in the city and 68 mpg on the highway. Beyond family use, the Tourneo Connect is also popular among businesses that require a vehicle to transport clients or staff, such as airport shuttle services, taxi companies, and other similar services.
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The Tourneo Connect is a part of Ford’s “Tourneo” range in Europe, which includes other MPV variants like the Tourneo Custom and Tourneo Courier.