The all-new Ford E-Tourneo Custom has this week been unveiled, spearheading the next-generation Tourneo line-up and featuring an advanced all-electric powertrain.
The Ford E-Tourneo Custom raises the bar in the multi-activity vehicle segment, combining a new platform engineered to deliver maximum versatility and comfort with a high-efficiency battery-electric drivetrain that can deliver a targeted driving range of up to 230 miles.
One of four new all-electric Ford Pro models being launched in Europe by 2024, E-Tourneo Custom targets both personal-use and business customers, offering spacious accommodation for up to eight occupants.
The new model introduces a full suite of premium features including ultra-flexible track-mounted rear seating, hands-free power side doors, B&O audio system, two digital key cards, panoramic glass roof – and an innovative tilting steering wheel.
Comfort levels are further enhanced by the superior refinement and vehicle dynamics delivered by the next-generation vehicle design.
Quiet electric propulsion and a new level of ride comfort and stability are offered by the optimised chassis architecture with independent rear suspension.
Hans Schep, general manager for Ford Pro Europe said: “Whether it’s an active family trip at the weekend or shuttling execs to the airport in style, comfort and refinement, E-Tourneo Custom’s all-electric powertrain, advanced connectivity, cutting-edge design and new luxury features make it a compelling choice.
“The Tourneo brand has always stood for space and versatility – now we’re extending the appeal to a new generation of discerning EV buyers seeking performance and comfort.”
Owners can also choose an all-new Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) version for applications where additional flexibility is required.
In addition, the new model can be specified with the latest generation of Ford EcoBlue diesel engines, available with a new high-efficiency eight-speed automatic gearbox, and – for the first time – an intelligent all-wheel drive system.
All next-generation Tourneo Custom vehicles are fully integrated with the Ford Pro platform of software and connected services including end-to-end charging solutions, management tools from Ford Pro Telematics, the FordPass Pro app, and the FORDLiive connected uptime system.
Tourneo Custom models with EcoBlue diesel engines are scheduled to reach customers from mid-2023, with additional variants available from later in the year.
Ford E-Tourneo EV performance
Utilising the same high-density battery cell technology as the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup in a 74kWh useable battery, with a 160kW electric motor, E-Tourneo Custom promises to deliver exceptional performance and refinement.
The all-electric powertrain also offers one-pedal drive capability for even greater energy efficiency, and a more relaxed and comfortable driving experience.
An onboard 11kW AC three-phase charger is capable of fully recharging the battery in less than eight hours, and a 15-80 per cent recharge takes around 41 minutes using a 125kW DC fast charger.
E‑Tourneo Custom’s charge profile front-loads the energy to enable quick top-ups; in lab testing, using a 125kW DC fast charger added almost 23 miles of range in just five minutes.
E-Tourneo Custom offers a maximum towing capacity of 2,000kg along with a generous payload allowance.
Pro Power Onboard technology also enables customers to fully utilise the potential of Tourneo Custom’s electrified variants, delivering up to 2.3kW through sockets in the front cabin – ideal for powering digital devices, tools or sports and camping equipment when off-grid.
Ford E-Tourneo interior
The all-new Ford Tourneo Custom has been developed to offer occupants significantly enhanced levels of comfort and convenience, with a stylish new interior design providing superior levels of craftsmanship and material quality, and a highly specified cabin packed with premium features and technologies.
The optimised vehicle platform ensures generous cabin space whether specified with all-electric, PHEV or internal combustion powertrains.
Standard and long wheelbase models each offer three rows of seating, with up to eight seats in E-Tourneo Custom and a maximum of nine seats in Tourneo Custom PHEV and EcoBlue diesel-powered models, delivering next-level practicality across the range.
The enhanced interior specification starts with a flexible new track-mounted seating system in the second and third rows, for maximum adaptability when arranging the cabin to provide optimum space for people and their belongings.
The tracked seating enables customers to slide seats forward or back along notched tracks set into the rear cabin floor, or to lift seats out completely as required.
The three second row seats can each be moved independently, while the third-row seats have a two seat/one seat split.
The new seats are lighter than those on the outgoing model and the second row features integrated seatbelts, so reconfiguring the cabin – including into a class-unique six-person conference layout – can be done more quickly and easily.
ISOFIX points are available on all three seats in the second row as well as the two outboard seats in the third row.
The luxurious cabin specification includes further new features for customers to personalise their vehicle and enhance their travelling experience, including a large glass panoramic roof that enhances the sensation of space and light for occupants, with infrared treatment to help keep the cabin cool when travelling in strong sunlight.
Power-operated sliding side doors also feature hands-free operation, so that the doors can be opened using a kicking motion next to the front wheel, for example when the driver is carrying heavy items.
For maximum comfort and enjoyment on the move, all-new Tourneo Custom also offers tri-zone electronic air temperature control, a powerful 14-speaker B&O sound system featuring a subwoofer located in the rear compartment, sophisticated ambient lighting, wireless charging pad 8 for mobile devices, and heated outboard seats in the second row.
Ford has also developed an innovative new Digital Key system, scheduled to be available in 2024, using NFC technology that is inspired by hotel keycards.
It enables owners to carry a convenient slim, waterproof card rather than a bulky keyfob while participating in sports or outdoor pastimes, and can benefit businesses who have multiple drivers using their vehicle.
Tourneo Custom owners can choose from a range of desirable model variants, including the adventurous Active and eye-catching Sport series, and the range-topping Titanium X, which offers the most comprehensive specification of any Tourneo ever – with standard features ranging from stylish 19-inch alloy wheels and full matrix LED lighting to luxurious Sensico synthetic leather seat material.
Each series can be specified with any of the available powertrains to suit a wide range of customer needs.
Ford E-Tourneo powertrains
The all-new Ford Tourneo Custom PHEV uses a parallel hybrid system to offer the flexibility of an efficient 2.5‑litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine for long-distance cruising, as well as an electric motor and 11.8kWh useable battery pack enabling a targeted pure-electric driving range of 31 miles, ideal for journeys within city zero-emission zones.
Alongside the electrified powertrains, Ford will also offer Tourneo Custom with its latest-generation EcoBlue diesel engines in 136PS, 150PS or 170PS power outputs – combined with a choice of a new high-efficiency eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.
The new Tourneo Custom also introduces an all-wheel drive option, enhancing confidence for customers who need all-weather capability and for owners accessing campsites, beaches and trails.
The system intelligently distributes torque between the axles via an electronically-controlled coupling, with adjustments taking less than 20 milliseconds, and is available for vehicles fitted with the 136PS and 170PS EcoBlue diesel engine and automatic gearbox.
Owners who require more traction but prefer a manual gearbox can specify a mechanical limited-slip differential with the 136PS and 150PS EcoBlue diesel engines.
All powertrain variants offer highly competitive towing capability, including a braked trailer weight of up to 2,500kg for diesel-powered models, and a new retractable towbar option allows customers to easily remove the tow hook from view when it is not being used.