Ford Australia to Launch Roomy and Versatile Eight-Seater MPV

Ford Australia has recently announced that it will be launching the 2024 Ford Tourneo later this year, expanding its range of variants for the Transit Custom van. The Tourneo, a passenger version of the Transit Custom LWB van, is designed to accommodate up to eight occupants and will be available in two different models.

The entry-level variant, the Ford Tourneo Active, comes with a price tag of $65,990 plus on-road costs. On the other hand, the fully-loaded Ford Tourneo Titanium X starts at $70,990 plus ORCs. While these prices may be higher compared to other popular people-movers in Australia, such as the Kia Carnival and Hyundai Staria, the Tourneo offers a unique set of features and capabilities.

Under the hood, the Tourneo will be equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, producing 120kW and 390Nm of torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering smooth and efficient performance. The Tourneo also boasts a maximum braked towing capacity of 2500kg, making it suitable for those who need to haul heavy loads.

One of the key highlights of the Tourneo is its spacious and versatile interior. It features a flexible track-based seating system for the second and third rows, allowing for easy adjustment and configuration. The second-row seats can even rotate to face rearward, creating a conference-like layout. Additionally, the centre position in the second row can be transformed into a small table with cup holders, adding convenience for passengers.

In terms of technology and safety, the Tourneo comes equipped with a range of advanced features. Both variants include 17-inch alloy wheels, powered side doors, LED exterior lighting, heated front seats, keyless start, tri-zone climate control, a 13-inch infotainment system, smartphone mirroring, and a 5G embedded modem. Safety features such as pre-collision assist with autonomous emergency braking, intersection assist, lane keeping system, and adaptive cruise control are also included.

The 2024 Ford Tourneo will be available in a range of colors, including the default Frozen White, as well as Agate Black, Magnetic, Moondust Silver, Blue Metallic, and Grey Matter ‘prestige’ finishes for an additional cost. Both variants come with a standard five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, offering peace of mind to customers.

With its spaciousness, versatility, and advanced features, the Ford Tourneo aims to provide a premium and comfortable transportation solution for families or businesses in need of a reliable and capable eight-seater MPV.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the 2024 Ford Tourneo:

Q: What is the Ford Tourneo?
A: The Ford Tourneo is a passenger version of the Transit Custom LWB van, designed to accommodate up to eight occupants.

Q: What are the different models of the Tourneo?
A: The Tourneo is available in two different models: the entry-level Ford Tourneo Active and the fully-loaded Ford Tourneo Titanium X.

Q: How much does the Ford Tourneo cost?
A: The Ford Tourneo Active starts at $65,990 plus on-road costs, while the Ford Tourneo Titanium X starts at $70,990 plus on-road costs.

Q: What engine does the Tourneo have?
A: The Tourneo is equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, producing 120kW and 390Nm of torque.

Q: What is the towing capacity of the Tourneo?
A: The Tourneo has a maximum braked towing capacity of 2500kg.

Q: What are the key highlights of the Tourneo’s interior?
A: The Tourneo’s interior features a flexible track-based seating system for the second and third rows, allowing for easy adjustment and configuration. The second-row seats can rotate to face rearward, and the centre position can be transformed into a small table with cup holders.

Q: What are the technology and safety features of the Tourneo?
A: The Tourneo comes equipped with advanced features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, powered side doors, LED exterior lighting, heated front seats, keyless start, tri-zone climate control, a 13-inch infotainment system, smartphone mirroring, a 5G embedded modem, and safety features like pre-collision assist with autonomous emergency braking, intersection assist, lane keeping system, and adaptive cruise control.

Q: What colors are available for the Tourneo?
A: The Tourneo is available in a range of colors, including Frozen White, Agate Black, Magnetic, Moondust Silver, Blue Metallic, and Grey Matter ‘prestige’ finishes.

Q: Does the Tourneo come with a warranty?
A: Yes, both variants of the Tourneo come with a standard five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Definitions:
– Transit Custom LWB van: A long-wheelbase version of the Ford Transit Custom, a commercial van.
– ORCs: On-road costs, additional expenses such as registration, insurance, and taxes.
– Turbo-diesel: An engine that uses a combination of a turbocharger and diesel fuel to generate power.
– Infotainment system: A system in a vehicle that provides information and entertainment, usually including features like navigation, media playback, and connectivity to smartphones.
– Embedded modem: A built-in modem in a vehicle that allows for internet connectivity and various online services.
– Autonomous emergency braking: A safety feature that automatically applies the brakes in an emergency situation to prevent or reduce the severity of a collision.
– 5G: Fifth-generation cellular network technology, providing faster internet speeds and improved connectivity.

Suggested related links:
Ford Australia – Transit Custom
Kia Carnival
Hyundai Staria