Ford Tourneo Custom (2013–)
Ford launches Tourneo Custom
Available in eight or nine seat configurations, the Tourneo Custom offers a choice of a 2933mm short wheelbase version (SWB – 4.97 metres overall length), and a 3300mm long wheelbase (LWB – 5.34 metres overall length), both of which provide generous space for people and luggage. The additional length of the LWB version translates into extra luggage space behind the third seat row.
At a height of less than two metres, the Tourneo Custom also comfortably complies with most car park height limits. This advantage is retained when the vehicle is fitted with the innovative deployable integrated roof rack system, which is seamlessly integrated into the roof, and can easily be raised or lowered when required.
Tourneo Custom models offer twin side sliding doors as standard, with running boards below the doors for improved low level step access, as well as a strong visual differentiation. A liftgate is fitted as standard at the rear.
The seats in the two rear seating rows are a completely new design that can be easily folded into multiple configurations and removed in segments or completely – in total there are over 30 seating permutations to suit any occasion. All seating positions provide integral 3-point lap and shoulder style seat belts.
A choice of stylish, hard-wearing seat materials is available, including full leather upholstery in an attractive medium stone colour which enhances the feeling of space and light. Passenger car multi-person vehicle features including integral side window blinds are available as an option.
All new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems offer much improved airflow and performance, with the option of a separate air conditioning unit for the rear compartment.
Tourneo Custom customers can select from a choice trim series. In addition to the generously equipped standard model, Ford also others a Trend version and the range-topping Limited variant.
The Tourneo Custom brings a new level of car-like driver appeal to its segment, with dynamics and performance which have been carefully tuned to reflect the same natural and easy-to-drive character which customers appreciate on Ford’s car range.
The new vehicle features an enhanced restraint system which provides curtain airbags as standard for the front seat occupants, together with driver and passenger airbags and seat-mounted side thorax airbags. As on Ford’s latest passenger cars, a non-axial stroking steering column is also now fitted, to help reduce loads on the occupant’s head and chest in the event of a high speed frontal impact.
The Tourneo Custom is also the first new vehicle in its class to have been developed considering the latest Euro NCAP Protocol for pedestrian protection, which sets tough new standards for the assessment of pedestrian safety for heavy vehicles.
Ford Tourneo Custom plug-in petrol hybrid launched
The front-wheel drive eight seater uses an electric motor that's powered by a lithium-ion battery pack (located under the passenger floor) and a 1.0‑litre 'range extender' EcoBoost petrol engine.
Ford has indicated that its van-based MPV will return 85mpg and 75g/km of CO2.
The van can be recharged in six hours from a domestic 240V 10-amp power supply or three hours via a 240V 16-amp or 32-amp supply. Regenerative braking and selectable driving moves will also preserve or top-up the battery while the van is on the move.
Available as an eight-seater in Titanium spec only, the Tourneo Custom plug-in petrol hybrid gets the latest SYNC3 touch and voice activated infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Active park assist is also offered, which helps steer the van in and out of parking spaces, while the driver controls acceleration and braking.