Ford unveils new Tourneo Custom revealing new Transit Custom look
What you are looking at is the new Ford Transit Custom, only it’s not because this exact model is actually the new passenger-friendly Ford Tourneo Custom.
As you can see, the front has been heavily revised with the spilt grille replaced by a five-barred front with a shape that mimics the bigger Transit van and the rest of the Ford passenger car range.
The Tourneo Custom grille gets a chrome outline, along with the fog lights, but you can expect the exact same design on the new Transit Custom panel van. Revised headlamps now feature daytime LED running lights, and top-spec models are available with HID xenon lights.
Available with up to nine seats, the new Tourneo people carrier has an all-new interior with the instrument panel based on Ford’s current interior design language used in the new Ford Fiesta. Displays and control panels have been redesigned to be more ergonomic and incorporate a new floating 8in colour touchscreen inspired by tablets.
Storage compartments include two lidded cubby holes on the upper instrument panel and a large stowage bin with twin cupholders in the centre console.
The Ford SYNC 3 system is installed in the Tourneo Custom allowing drivers to control audio, navigation and connected smartphones by voice. Several new safety features are also launched on the Tourneo, with an Intelligent Speed Limiter using the Traffic Sign Recognition system, joining a Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert that warns drivers reversing out of a parking space of approaching vehicles.
Power comes from the Ford EcoBlue range of 2-litre diesel engines, mated to 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions with a choice of 103hp, 127hp and 167hp power outputs.
New models will go on sale 1 December with pricing expected nearer the time.