Ford unveils the new generation of its Tourneo Connect minivan, designed in collaboration with Volkswagen and available in 5 or 7 seater versions.
Last year, Ford and Volkswagen announced the details of their strategic partnership around utility, electrified and autonomous driving vehicles. Here is the first product resulting from this collaboration: a new generation of Ford Tourneo Connect, based on the Volkswagen Caddy.
The two models share the same profile, their sliding doors or the large glass tailgate surrounded by vertical lights at the rear. The Tourneo Connect is of course distinguished by its Ford logos, but also by its rims and its specific front face, more imposing in style than its German counterpart, with a distinctive grille and headlights. Ford’s new MPV wants to appeal to families, with two lengths as well as 5 and 7-seater configurations.
On board, we find the rather austere atmosphere of the Caddy, with a specific steering wheel for the Ford version. The dashboard is refined, and gives pride of place to the screens: there is a 10.25-inch one for the instrument cluster placed in front of the driver, as well as a touchscreen in the center of the dashboard, 8.25 or 10 inch depending on the version. Not less than 19 driver assistance technologies are at the rendezvous.
On the engine side, we find a petrol unit 1,5 litre EcoBoost from 114 horses, as well as Diesel 2,0 litres EcoBlue which comes in two versions of 102 and 122 horses. These engines can be combined with manual or automatic gearboxes, while the 122 horsepower Diesel version can be fitted with a all-wheel drive.
As with the other models in the Ford range, four trim levels are available: Trend, Titanium, Sport et Active. The latter is distinguished from the rest of the range by its look of adventurer, with in particular lower body protections. The American manufacturer has yet to unveil pricing for its new Tourneo Connect, but we should know more by its expected launch in beginning of the year 2022.
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