NEW PHEV POWERTRAIN BOOSTS FORD TOURNEO CONNECT FLEXIBILITY

NEW PHEV POWERTRAIN BOOSTS FORD TOURNEO CONNECT FLEXIBILITY

Ford News

19/03/2024

DUNTON, UK, March 19, 2024 – Ford is strengthening the appeal of its popular seven-seat Tourneo Connect 1,2 multi-activity vehicle by introducing an advanced, segment-first plug-in hybrid powertrain, the company today announced.

The Tourneo Connect Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) will take Tourneo Connect’s flexibility and versatility to the next level – enabling customers to electrify their driving experience by driving up to a targeted 110 km using pure-electric power, 1,2 and drive with zero tailpipe emissions in Europe’s growing number of low-emission zones.

The new model also completes the electrification of Ford’s exciting new next-generation Tourneo people mover family in Europe, which will also include the compact five-seat E-Tourneo Courier, eight-seat E‑Tourneo Custom 1,3 and nine-seat Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid. 1,4

“Tourneo Connect is all about capability and flexibility, and the new PHEV option adds more of both. Whether doing the school run, going on adventures or even using it as a work vehicle, Tourneo Connect PHEV’s generous electric driving range means that it can electrify many of the journeys in our customers’ busy lifestyles,” said Rich Hughes, Tourneo brand manager, Ford, Europe.

Order books for Tourneo Connect PHEV open later in summer 2024, with initial deliveries expected during the final quarter of the year.

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Advanced PHEV technology

The innovative new powertrain in Tourneo Connect PHEV integrates a 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, high-voltage battery and electric motor to deliver a combined 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque 5 through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The battery can be fast-charged at up to 50 kW using DC public chargers on long road trips, or fully recharged at home using AC charging up to 11 kW. 6

Easy-to-understand drive modes make it simple for drivers to optimise how battery power is used: 7

  • EV Now: to drive using only the electric motor
  • EV Auto: balances electric and petrol power to best suit driving conditions
  • EV Later: to drive using only the petrol engine, saving all the battery energy for use later
  • EV Reserve: saves a driver-defined level of battery energy for use later

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Customers can choose between the five-seat Tourneo Connect PHEV,or the longer seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect PHEV with a two-seat third row as standard. The spacious and versatile cabin remains unaffected by the new PHEV powertrain; with the rear seat rows removed, customers benefit from up to 3.1 m3 of boot space in Grand Tourneo Connect PHEV, and up to 2.6 m3 in Tourneo Connect PHEV. 8

Tourneo Connect PHEV’s smart tech extends beyond its new powertrain. The spacious cabin features a “digital cockpit” with twin 10-inch displays and connectivity via the SYNC infotainment system, 9 compatible with wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay. 10 The new electrified model also features the same advanced driver assistance systems 7 as petrol and diesel-powered Tourneo Connect models, which have already received a maximum five-star rating by independent safety authority Euro NCAP. The suite of technologies includes Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, 11 Lane-Keeping System, 12 and Exit Warning.

Customers can quickly get the best from their vehicle using the intuitive FordPass app, 13 which can show remaining electric driving range, battery charge levels and charge time until full. For more convenience, the app also enables maintenance alerts, remote door locking and unlocking, and displays the last known parking time and location to help avoid fines.

Ford is offering the Tourneo Connect PHEV in its familiar three-step series line-up:

Trend: a high standard specification includes digital cockpit and 16-inch alloy wheels

Titanium: adds chrome highlights, roof rails, tinted windows and more driver assistance

Active: with rugged SUV styling, panorama roof and machined-face 17-inch alloy wheels

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1 The declared WLTP fuel/energy consumptions, CO2-emissions and electric range are determined according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EU) 2017/1151 as last amended. The applied standard test procedures enable comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers.

2 Officially homologated driving range, fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions will be published closer to on-sale date. In accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). A targeted range of 110 km can be achieved with a fully charged battery - depending on the existing series and battery configuration. The actual range may vary due to various factors (e.g. weather conditions, driving style, route profile, vehicle condition, age and condition of the lithium-ion battery).

3 In accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). A range of up to 325 km can be achieved with a fully charged battery - depending on the existing series and battery configuration. The actual range may vary due to various factors (e.g. weather conditions, driving style, route profile, vehicle condition, age and condition of the lithium-ion battery).

4 Ford Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid homologated CO2 emissions 33-65 g/km WLTP, homologated fuel efficiency 1.4-2.9 l/100 km WLTP and pure electric driving range 39-56 km WLTP.

5 Horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

6 Figures given are based on Ford Tourneo Connect Plug-In Hybrid. Actual charge times and charging speeds will vary according to the type of home or public charging station used, as well as other factors (including weather, ambient temperature, driving behaviour, driving profile, vehicle condition, lithium-ion battery age, condition, and temperature).

7 Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.

8 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution.

9 Don’t drive while distracted or while using handheld devices. Use voice-operated systems when possible. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.

10 Requires phone with active data service and compatible software. SYNC 4 does not control 3rd party products while in use. 3rd Parties are solely responsible for their respective functionality.

11 If stop is longer than three seconds, driver must intervene and press “RES” button or accelerator pedal to resume system operation.

12 Lane-Keeping System does not control steering. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.

13 FordPass® App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply.


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