Monday, March 19, 2012
Official: Ford of Europe unveils production Tourneo Custom van
Ford of Europe has officially unveiled the production version of the Tourneo Custom Concept that made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. The Tourneo won't be coming to the United States, but according to Ford, it's part of the automaker's plan to refresh its entire commercial vehicle lineup by 2014. The production model will officially debut at the Birmingham Commercial Vehicle Show in April.
This front-wheel-drive van is available in both short- and long-wheelbase versions (measuring in at 195.7 and 210.2 inches in overall length, respectively), and can be had in either eight- or nine-passenger configuration. Ford also touts the Tourneo's car-like interior with its "stylish, sculpted driver-focused instrument panel," as well as onboard tech like SYNC, a rear-view camera, lane-keeping assist and driver alert.
Under the hood is an updated version of Ford's 2.2-liter Duratorq inline-four, offered in 99-, 123- and 153-horsepower variants, all of which are paired exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission. There's also auto start/stop on board, meaning the Tourneo can deliver a combined fuel economy rating of 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers - about 34 miles per gallon on the U.S. cycle.
Again, we won't be seeing the Tourneo in the States - our all-new Transit van will be based on the heavy-duty, rear-wheel-drive commercial line that's set to debut later this year. Nevertheless, hit the jump for the full details in Ford's press release.Permalink | Email this | Comments