Ford is renewing its Tourneo Connect, as part of its partnership with Volkswagen. Discover all its characteristics.
You probably already know, it’s been a few years now that Ford and Volkswagen have entered into a partnership, aimed in particular at sharing their knowledge and technologies in the development of new utilities. A collaboration which should then allow the two manufacturers to save a lot of money, by pooling their skills in different fields. This partnership is finally coming to life in a concrete way, while Ford has just lifted the veil on its brand new Tourneo Connect, which therefore inherits the underside of another well-known German model. This is the Volkswagen Caddy, which also lends its American cousin many other elements, making them almost identical in many ways. It is therefore normal that you have a slight impression of déjà vu looking at this new Tourneo, which should however not fail to seduce customers, whether families or transport professionals.
At first glance, the Ford Tourneo Connect as well as the Volkswagen Caddy therefore almost look like twins, especially if we take a look at the rear. The front is distinguished by taking the specific design elements of the brand with the blue oval, with its large hexagonal grille surrounded by two refined lights. On board, the atmosphere is identical to its cousin, with an 8.25 to 10 inch touch screen depending on the finish chosen, associated with a 10.25 inch digital handset on the most upscale versions. Two lengths are available for the American MPV, which can then carry between 5 and 7 people depending on the configuration, while several variations are available, including the Active adventurer and the more dynamic Sport. Note that it is possible to take advantage of a cargo volume of 2.6 liters, while objects 3 meters long can be accommodated in the passenger compartment by folding the rear seat.
An unprecedented all-wheel drive
Under its hood, this new Ford Tourneo Connect offers several engines, including a essence 1,5 litre EcoBoost developing 114 horsepower. In diesel, the choice is a little wider, with a 2.0-liter EcoBlue block of 102 and 122 horsepower, the first being the only one to have to be associated with a six-speed manual gearbox. Indeed, the rest of the range can be coupled with a dual clutch transmission and seven reports. But the big news lies in the arrival of a all-wheel drive, available on the 122 horsepower diesel, but only associated with a manual gearbox again. If the full range has not yet been revealed, we already know that the list of equipment should be rather generous, including among others the maneuvering assistance with a trailer or the Parking Pack then leaving the car to park. (almost) all alone!
The first deliveries will begin at the beginning of next year, while prices should remain close to those of the Volkswagen Caddy, with an entry ticket of around € 21,000.
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