What is it?
The Ford Tourneo Connect represents one-third of the Tourneo range, which also includes the Grand Tourneo Connect and the far larger Tourneo. But this is the first time the Tourneo nameplate has morphed into an MPV aimed at families.
Ford's five-seat Tourneo Connect and seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect offer flexible storage, a clean range of engines and spacious cabins, which should help them appeal to families on the move.
They're well thought-out on the inside, too, with hard-wearing wipe-down plastics forming many of the interior surfaces. It features twin sliding rear doors and a passenger space which makes various best-in-class claims. The rear seats split 60/40 and tumble, fold or can be completely removed to grow space to 2410 litres.
In order to appeal more directly to passenger car buyers who may otherwise be put off by the commercial vehicle connotations of the Tourneo badge, the range includes the familiar Zetec and Titanium trim grades.
The middle-spec Zetec trim is expected to be the biggest seller, and comes with air conditioning, heated power mirrors and a trip computer with Eco-tracking functions. Ford's SYNC voice control system also comes as standard on all but base-spec models.