The new Ford Tourneo Custom is now available in New Zealand with a bold new design, an all-new interior and enhanced features offering the best seat in the house. The Tourneo Custom offers a spacious and luxurious cabin with unique-in-segment rear seating with six individual seats that can be arranged in conference format.
Distinguished by its bold new front-end design with five-bar chrome grille, the new Tourneo Custom offers customers a luxurious cabin featuring unique-in-segment rear seating with six individual seats that can be arranged in conference format, with the second row facing the rear.
The largest Tourneo people mover has been comprehensively re-engineered to provide superior levels of refinement and sophistication, including high-quality trim materials, improved comfort and noise levels, and the latest Ford passenger car technologies such as Intelligent Speed Limiter and SYNC 3 connectivity.
“With the new Tourneo Custom, every passenger can enjoy the best seat in the house,” said Simon Rutherford, Managing Director, Ford New Zealand. “This versatile people mover has been transformed from top to bottom, with a stylish interior that combines the comfort and quality of a luxury car with outstanding space and practicality.”
The new innovations build on the significant product enhancements introduced to Tourneo Custom in 2016, including the ground-breaking Ford EcoBlue 2.0-litre diesel engine with a new six-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Sophisticated design – inside and out
New Tourneo Custom has a bold new front-end appearance that shares the same design DNA as Ford’s latest passenger cars, with a high-mounted trapezoidal grille and dynamic, slim headlamps that flow neatly into the vehicle’s muscular shoulder line.
The Transit Tourneo get the latest lighting technologies featuring distinctive new signature LED daytime running lights. Also with the Tourneo Custom comes distinctive alloy wheels, tinted privacy glass, and six additional USB ports located in the passenger cabin. The seats in the passenger cabin can be removed and/or configured in a number of ways, including face to face.
“The Tourneo is impressive and we’re really excited about its potential in New Zealand,” said Simon Rutherford who is currently driving a new Tourneo. “One of the first things you notice is just how comfortable, quiet and very well thought out the entire van is. It has plenty of smart storage and is also a pleasure to drive or ride in as a passenger. We are confident it’s going to win over quite a few new customers.”
Sophisticated execution continues inside the vehicle with an all-new instrument panel based on Ford’s new interior design philosophy which offers an attractive, user-centric layout that is influenced by consumer interactions with smart devices and tablets.
Based around strong horizontal design elements that emphasise the width of the cabin, the new instrument panel has a distinctly upscale appearance, reinforced by soft-touch surfaces and attractive detailing with chrome and gloss black finishes.
All-new displays and control panels have been designed for enhanced ergonomics and ease of use, and feature a floating, tablet-inspired 8-inch colour touchscreen that can be operated with pinch and swipe gestures.
Every-day practicality has been given close attention, with significantly improved interior stowage including two lidded compartments on the upper instrument panel, and a generous stowage bin with twin cupholders in the fold down armrest.
Unique-in-segment rear seating for ultimate flexibility and comfort
To provide customers the ultimate flexibility in configuring and using the rear cabin, the new Tourneo Custom is the only vehicle in its segment to offer six individual seats, with the ability to arrange the two rear rows in conference format for outstanding access and enhanced interaction between passengers, or in two rows of three seats facing forward.
The six individual seats can each be folded flat, tumbled, stowed in a multiple locations or removed completely, enabling customers to create limousine-like space, maximise the luggage area or meet their own special business or lifestyle requirements.
Travelling comfort is further enhanced by new seat designs featuring revised foam padding and geometry for optimised support, plus improved refinement resulting from a significantly upgraded sound reduction package in the rear cabin. Rear seat passengers will also appreciate the more effective air conditioning system offering faster cooling or heating, six USB ports, and the 10-speaker audio system tuned for a rich and balanced sound whatever the rear seating layout.
Throughout the vehicle, the interior trim has been completely revised – from the headliner and seats to the side panels and carpets – with a focus on outstanding craftsmanship and appearance. The selection of more upscale materials, such as thick yarn fabrics and fine grain leathers, and the availability of both light and dark interior environments in stylish, contemporary colours, reinforce the impression of quality and attention to detail within the cabin.
Advanced technology and driver assistance features
Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system will enable Tourneo Custom drivers to control audio, navigation and connected smartphones using simple, conversational voice commands. Simply by pushing a button and saying “I need a coffee,” “I need fuel,” and “I need to park,” drivers can locate nearby cafés, fuel stations or car parks, and find train stations, airports, and hotels. The system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™.
The new Tourneo Custom also introduces a number of advanced driver assistance features, and is the first vehicle in its segment to offer Intelligent Speed Limiter, which enables automatic adjustment of maximum vehicle speed to remain within legal limits, using the Traffic Sign Recognition system to detect speed limit signs.
These new features add to the comprehensive suite of technologies already available for Tourneo Custom, including the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection emergency braking system, Lane Keeping Alert, Side Wind Stabilisation and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Class-leading Ford EcoBlue engines with auto transmission
New Tourneo Custom features the state-of-the-art Ford EcoBlue diesel engine with a smooth and responsive six-speed automatic transmission as standard.