The model is the first vehicle produced as part of Ford's partnership with Volkswagen and is based on the German firm's MQB platform as used by the new Caddy. The van-based compact MPV gains a stronger, more sculpted exterior for a sportier look as a result, with bespoke styling for each specification level. It remains a seven-seater, with the choice of short and long wheelbase options.
Four specification levels – Trend, Titanium, Active and Sport – will be available, as will Ford’s 1.5-litre Ecoboost turbo petrol and 2.0-litre Ecoblue diesel engines, ranging from 102bhp to 122bhp.
“The all-new Tourneo Connect is the first of an exciting new generation of Tourneo vehicles from Ford," said Hans Schep, general manager of Ford Pro Europe. "Its fresh new design, seven-seat versatility and new all-wheel-drive technology plus its all-important connectivity features offer a winning combination for our customers.
“We’ve taken the qualities that customers value and have raised them to another level, creating a new Tourneo Connect that’s ready for any challenge, whether it’s work or play."
The Active model offers the most significant design changes, with two-tone 17in alloy wheels, a honeycomb grille, a metallic-effect skidplate and body mouldings around the wheel arches, bumpers and sills. It also gains Boundless Blue as a unique paint colour at launch.
Inside, the Tourneo receives an 8.25in infotainment touchscreen as standard, with the option to upgrade to a larger 10in display that's standard on Titanium, Sport and Active trims.