What is it?
The Ford Grand Tourneo Connect is the latest entrant into the boxy, basic MPV market, thus far dominated by van-derived models such as the Citroën Berlingo Multispace.
Although the nameplate might sound new, it in fact replaces a slow-selling model that has been on sale since 2002. Last year that model sold just 80 units. Ford expects the new Tourneo Connect to shift some 3000 in a full year.
New for 2014 though is the Grand moniker. At around £2000 more than the standard Tourneo Connect, you get an extra 400mm in length. Like the standard Tourneo Connect, the Grand is a five seater and you’ll need to tick the £240 box on the options list for that third row.
Ford is upfront about who’ll buy it too. Although it expects to find favour with families seeking a little more practicality than the fractionally smaller Grand C-Max offers, it says a significant number will find their way onto the roads as taxis or converted to allow wheelchair access.