Ford Tourneo Connect (2014–)
- March 2013: Ford Tourneo Connect revealed
- June 2015: Tourneo Connect gets 1.5-litre TDCI engines
- October 2018
- July 2020
Ford Tourneo Connect revealed
Second generation Ford Tourneo Connect is more of a lifestyle vehicle along the lines of a Citroen Berlingo Multispace and a Caddy Maxi Life, with improved twist beam rear suspension, two body lengths, 5 or 7 seats, and the option of a 1.0 EcoBoost engine or a 1.6 EcoBoost with automatic transmission.
Tourneo Connect Length: 4,418 mm; Width (mirrors out):2,137 mm; Height:1,852 mm
Grand Tourneo Connect Length: 4,818 mm; Width (mirrors out):2,137 mm; Height:1,840 mm
999cc 12v EcoBoost 100PS belt cam petrol turbo: 73.5kW (100PS) at 6,000 rpm; 170Nm torque at 1,400-4,000 rpm. 6-speed manual.
1,597cc 16v Duratec/EcoBoost 150 Turbo belt cam petrol: 110kW (150PS) at 5,700 rpm; 240 Nm torque at 1,600-4,000rpm (270Nm on overboost at 1,900-3,500rpm). 6-speed Automatic.
1,560cc 16v Duratorq TDCI belt-cam diesel: 70kW (95PS) at 3,600 rpm; 230Nm torque at 1,500 – 2,000 rpm. 5-speed manual.
1,560cc 16v Duratorq TDCI belt-cam diesel: 84kW (115PS) at 3,600 rpm; 270Nm torque (285 with overboost) at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm. 6-speed manual.
Tourneo Connect 1.0T EcoBoost Style £14,245
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Style £14,745
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Style Optional FE Pack £15,105
Tourneo Connect 1.0T EcoBoost Zetec £15,895
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Zetec £16,395
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Zetec Optional FE Pack £16,755
Tourneo Connect 1.6 115PS diesel Zetec £16,995
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Titanium £17,395
Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Titanium Opt FE Pack £17,755
Tourneo Connect 1.6 115PS diesel Titanium £17,995
Tourneo Connect 1.6 150PS petrol Titanium 6 speed auto £18,895
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Style £16,985
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Style Opt FE Pack £17,305
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Zetec £18,635
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 95PS diesel Zetec Opt FE Pack £18,995
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 105PS diesel Zetec £19,235
Grand Tourneo Connect 1.6 150PS petrol Titanium auto £20,235
Tourneo Connect gets 1.5-litre TDCI engines
Ford introduces a new 1.5 TDCI diesel with improved economy and lower CO2 emissions over the outgoing 1.6 TDCI. The new four-cylinder engine gets more power, but similar torque with the range-topper offering 120PS. The 150PS 1.6 EcoBoost is also discontinued, making the Grand Tourneo Connect diesel only.
Ford announced that it will be fitting new 1.0 Ecoboost engines to the 1,000 out-of-warranty Fiesta, Focus and Toureno Connect models the company had previously refused to re-engine when the engines failed due to loss of coolant (some cars for a 2nd time). 600,000 1.0 EcoBoosts have been produced. 44,000 have had their turbo-to-expansion tank degas pipes replaced as a TSB 'service action'. But 2,000 suffered actual engine faulure. Of these, 1,000 have had their engines replaced free of charge, but the other 1,000 had not. Ford rectified this situation on 1-10-2018.
Ford’s van-based Tourneo Connect and Transit Connect are now available to order in the rugged Active trim.
Priced from ££25,542 and £26,010 (including VAT) respectively, the Active MPVs join the Active and Trail versions of the larger Transit and Tourneo Custom.
The Active trim get mostly cosmetic updates - including front and rear skidplates along with plastic cladding on the body sides, mirror caps, wheel arches, rear bumper and roof rails. The ride height is raised by 24mm, too.
Active models get a bespoke trim, with 17-inch alloy wheels, a signature mesh grille and new seat patterns with blue detailing. Safety features include Intelligent Speed Limiter, Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking, Side Wind Stabilisation, and Active Park Assist.
The vehicles can also be specified with a mechanical limited-slip differential (mLSD), which transfers engine torque to the wheel with the most traction in low-grip scenarios. Similar differential technology is used to better the traction and handling of models like the Focus RS and Fiesta ST.
All new Tourneo Connect Active and Transit Connect Active models are powered by Ford’s 1.5‑litre EcoBlue diesel engine. Available in 100PS or 120PS power outputs, the engine is offered alongside a choice of eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmissions.
The mLSD is available on both Tourneo and Transit Connect models as an option with the 120PS manual powertrain.
The five-seat Tourneo Connect Active features a 60/40 split second row bench that folds flat for easy equipment loading and optimised luggage space. The longer Tourneo Grand Connect Active adds two more seats in a third row that folds into the floor when not in use. Load volume remains at 2.9m or 3.6m depending on the wheelbase specified, with payloads reaching 982kg.