March 07, 2013

All-new Ford Tourneo Courier makes global debut at Geneva

Ford's compact and stylish all-new Tourneo Courier people-mover makes its global debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as the company continues to accelerate its product-led transformation in Europe.

Offering class-leading space, practicality, fuel economy
and safety features, the all-new Tourneo Courier completes the new full line up of four Tourneo people-movers that are displayed together in Geneva for the first time, and will be introduced to the European market by mid-2014.

"Tourneo stands for smart, do-anything vehicles that are designed for people who live life to the fullest," said Barb Samardzich, Vice-President, Product Development, Ford of Europe. "Whatever the size of your personal mission, we have a Tourneo people-mover that will help you squeeze the most out of every moment - whether that's cycling with friends or a day with the kids."

Sitting alongside the 'Max' range of multi-activity vehicles in Ford's passenger car portfolio, the new generation Tourneo models are versatile people-movers with from five to nine seats.

Designed for families and users with active lifestyles, the Tourneo line up features smart, spacious interiors that provide outstanding flexibility and comfort; efficient powertrains that target best-in-class fuel efficiency; and the latest Ford car technologies - including voice-activated, in-car connectivity system Ford SYNC.

"Tourneo Courier packs an unbelievable amount of space into a small package, but without losing any of the convenience and nippy handling of a compact car," said Samardzich. "Families will love the Tourneo Courier's stylish looks and versatile interior; and appreciate the fuel economy, value for money, smart technologies and advanced safety features that set it apart from the crowd."

The all-new Tourneo Courier is based on Ford's latest global small-car platform, shared with models including the Fiesta and B-Max. With an overall length of 4.16 m, the new model offers ample space for five people and their luggage, with the agile handling and manoeuvrability of a compact car. A four-seat configuration is offered for the Turkish market.

With its strong rising shoulder line, slim headlamps and high-mounted signature trapezoidal grille, the Tourneo Courier demonstrates the dynamic character of Ford's global design language, both outside and inside, where bold graphics complement superior quality and high levels of craftsmanship.

The preview model displayed in Geneva includes unique exterior details such as chrome accents on the upper and lower grilles, and alloy wheels with a distinctive two-tone finish. Special interior finishes include the leather-trimmed upper instrument panel, part-leather seats, chrome detailing and contrasting red highlights.

The Tourneo Courier's twin rear sliding doors provide best-in-class access, while 60/40 split folding rear seats offer outstanding space and flexibility. Smart stowage features include an adjustable package tray in the luggage area with multiple height positions; a 'mega-centre' console capable of storing A4 documents and small laptops; overhead stowage; and a storage drawer under the driver's seat. A unique device dock in the centre of the instrument panel enables occupants to store, mount and charge mobile devices including phones and satnavs.

The Tourneo Courier will also offer Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance, Ford SYNC AppLink, Rear View Camera, Easy Fuel, and Speed Limiter; and a class-leading range of safety features, including side thorax airbags, curtain airbags, knee airbags and second-row seat belt minders.

Highly-efficient diesel and petrol engines target best-in-class fuel economy, with the option of auto-start-stop on all units. Customers can choose between 1.5-litre (75 ps) and 1.6-litre (95 ps) Duratorq TDCi diesels, and the remarkable 100 ps 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.

The Tourneo Courier is scheduled for launch in spring 2014, and will be produced at an all-new facility within the Ford Otosan plant in Kocaeli, Turkey.


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