Ford Tourneo Connect debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2003. The car is produced at Ford Otosan plant in Turkey. The car was quite modest, but stylish and modern.
Despite the impressive size of the wagon body does not look quite cumbersome due to the short hood and large areas of glazing.
Wide door openings provide the most comfortable fit. The car is offered with one or two solid sliding side doors. The back door opens up, but it is possible to order the revolving doors. They can be opened at 90, 172 and 250 degrees, the ceiling lights are installed to facilitate loading at night.
Five-seat Ford Tourneo offered to customers in two body styles - standard with normal roof (car length â€“ 4278 mm, height - 1814 mm, body volume - 2.8 m Â³) and a long high roof (car length - 4525 mm, height 1981 mm, body volume - 3.67 m Â³).
Folding front passenger seat allows you to increase the body volume up to 3.41 and 4.36 m Â³, respectively. Back row of seats can be transformed in different ways, and if necessary at all removed from the car.
Ford Tourneo characterized modern ergonomic requirements. The driver's seat has six settings. For the convenience of the passengers in the front steering column is adjustable for angle and height, there are fold-up armrest holder with clip for papers on the panel, roomy "glove compartment", compartments in the doors, a special compartment for cell phone and more. Of equipment: air-conditioning, electrically adjustable large two-section mirrors (lower section - for easy parking), heated front and rear windows.
The car is equipped with excellent means of passive and active safety: Air-Bag for the driver, you can order for the passenger airbag and side "curtains", ABS, traction control and rear disc brakes.
Engine range consists of three units of the same size: 1.8-liter petrol Duratec (115 hp, 160 Nm at 4400 r/min), the turbodiesel Duratorq Tdi (75 hp, 175 Nm at 1800 r/min) and turbodiesel Duratorq TDCi (90 hp, 220 Nm at 1700 r/min.) All engines are equipped with five-speed manual transmission with the "passenger" side scene CPR for more comfort for the driver.
Due to the suspension of the car Focus wagon Tourneo got excellent handling. Load capacity at 625 and 800 pounds respectively achieved already through the rear leaf spring suspension, equipped with stabilizer bar.
By many objective measure roomy and practical Tourneo on top. Confirmation of this - the title "Van of the Year 2003."