The Tourneo Connect is a version of the Volkswagen Caddy built as part of the Ford/VW partnership encompassing both commercials and electric vehicles. No announcement has been made on a VW version of the Courier.
Ford has gone for a more rugged approach to the design of the new Tourneo Courier, which was described as both “no-nonsense” and “SUV-inspired” by Ford’s European styling boss Amko Leenarts.
The EV version features an individual front end with a “coast-to-coast” light bar running across the leading edge of the hood as well as a “chrome diamond” pattern on the grille.
Standard versions of the van include an “Active” model that builds on the SUV appearance with contrasting roof color, wheel arch moldings, roof bars and different seat fabrics.
The electric model also comes with 44 liters of space in the so-called frunk, which is under the hood.
The car is equipped as standard with 10 assisted driving features including high beam assist, lane-keeping assist and a rear-view camera. A separate option package adds adaptive cruise control with lane-centering.
The dashboard comes with “digiboard” that incorporates a digital instrument screen as well as a 12-inch touchscreen that incorporates Ford’s Sync 4 infotainment system.
The gasoline version uses the same 1.0-liter 123-hp EcoBoost engine offered in the Puma small SUV made in Craiova.
The gasoline model will be available with either a manual or dual-clutch transmission. Ford has previously said a diesel version will also be available but did not provide details.
The electric Tourneo Courier is one of 10 EVs Ford has said it will launch in Europe through 2024.
These include an electric version of the Puma, two electric SUVs based on the VW MEB electric platform, and both passenger and van versions of its new Transit Custom midsize van.