There’s a new Ford Tourneo Custom arriving in dealers in 2023, and Ford Pro – the company’s new commercial vehicle division – has revealed details about the model line-up ahead of its launch.
The people carrier is based on the recently revealed all-new Transit Custom, and will come with the same electric, PHEV and diesel powertrains as the cargo model. The new model comes at an important time for Ford’s line up – with the S-MAX and Galaxy MPVs discontinuing in 2023 with no direct replacements, the Tourneo Custom is the perfect fit for families looking for a practical multi-seater with more space than an SUV can provide.
The range is spearheaded by the new e-Tourneo Custom, which uses the same running gear as the e-Transit Custom. There’s 125kW DC fast charging and a battery with 74kW of useable capacity, which offers a range of up to 230 miles on a full charge. The battery can be fully recharged in less than eight hours from an 11kW source, while DC charging can take the battery from 15-80 per cent capacity in 41 minutes. Ford boasts that the new model’s charge profile ‘front-loads’ the energy, so a 125kW fast charge can add 23 miles of range in five minutes for quick top ups.
Ford will offer standard and long-wheelbase versions of the new Tourneo Custom, and while diesel and PHEV versions will offer up to nine seats, the e-Toruneo Custom will be an eight-seater at maximum capacity. Six seats are fitted in the rear passenger compartment, and the new Tourneo Custom now comes with floor rails, which makes it easier to change seating layouts. The chairs all slide and fold individually, or can be removed completely, while the middle row can be mounted forwards or backwards. The seats are lighter than the previous model’s chairs, too, making it easier to remove them.