Ford offers first public view of the Tourneo Courier at the Geneva motor show
5 March 2013

Ford has revealed the most family-orientated model in the new Tourneo line-up as the covers were removed from the Ford Tourneo Courier. The Geneva motor show reveal marks the first time the entire Tourneo range has been presented, with the Courier being shown off in what Ford called "late prototype" configuration.

The Tourneo Courier is based on Ford’s Global B platform, which also underpins the Fiesta and B-Max. The new model will be offered in a five-seat configuration. It sits below the Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Custom in the range.

Ford describes the Tourneo Courier as “spacious”, and says it is aimed at families looking for additional space at a low price. A range of equipment more commonly fitted to passenger cars, such as an active grille shutter will be offered.

Ford’s 1.6-litre TDCI engine will be offered in three power outputs: 74bhp, 94bhp and 114bhp. A 99bhp version of the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Ecoboost engine will join the range alongside a 123bhp 1.6-litre Ecoboost.

Six-speed manual gearboxes are supplied with all engine options, apart from the 1.6-litre Ecoboost, which receives a six-speed Powershift automatic.

Ford hasn't yet decided for certain whether the Courier will join the Connect (which arrives early next year) and Custom in its UK line-up. However, it is considering making the Tourneo range and passenger car-orientated Transit models available in its car dealer sites to build sales to private motorists.

Tourneo and Transit family models are currently sold exclusively through its commercial dealer operations.

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5 March 2013

Stuart Milne wrote:

Ford is considering making the Tourneo range and passenger car-orientated Transit models available in its car dealer sites to build sales to private motorists. Tourneo and Transit family models are currently sold exclusively through its commercial dealer operations.

It never ceases to amaze me how slow some manufacturers are in picking up ideas.

Fiat, Peugeot and Citroen have been selling their van derived cars for years and making a decent success of it.

The fact Ford are now considering it is good news especially with the new Courier and the revised Connect.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

6 March 2013

Maybe the new pope will want one.  Can't think of anyone else.

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