The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept, which is a large passenger van that gives us our first look at the next version of the Transit commercial van, will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Ford already offers a nine-seat passenger van called the Tourneo in Europe, as well as a smaller five-seat model called the Tourneo Connect, both of which are designed for use as shuttles, however, the 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept cars rides on an all-new global platform that also will underpin Ford’s cargo vans.
The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will be the basis for an all-new family of Ford Transit people movers and commercial vehicles. The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept is a one-ton light-duty passenger van which is decidedly more modern than the aging E-Van. The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept adopts a commercial version of the so-called Kinetic Design styling language that struck a responsive chord when used to reshape the 2013 Ford Fusion sedan.
Ford has blessed the 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept with the brand’s Kinetic styling language, featuring the same bean-like headlights, wide-open grille and futuristic dash of the new Focus small car. One look at the 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept photography is enough to tell you that it will inject an exciting new spirit into the personal use segment.
The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will be available in short wheelbase and long wheelbase version. The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will be available with a flexible seating layout that can seat 7-9 passengers. Also, the 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept seating can be reconfigured to allow for more versatility and luggage carrying capability.
The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will debut a range of new features along with a driver-focused interior and a number of interior cabin room innovations including multi-adjustable and removable rear seating, advanced SYNC, in-car connectivity and Ford’s ECOnetic Technologies. Ford promises car-like handling and a driver-focused cockpit with the ambience and high-quality materials of a modern multi-seat saloon car in the 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept.
The 8-seat 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept is equipped with a wide range of creature comfort and technology features, including Ford’s voice-activated Sync. And unlike traditional vans, the 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will introduce an array of driver and passenger airbags. Other 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept features include lane departure warning, a rear-view camera integrated in the mirror, and Ford’s overseas SYNC infotainment system.
The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will be produced at Ford’s Kansas City assembly Plant in Missouri, which currently builds the F-150 pickup. Ford confirms the production of the 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will have rear-wheel drive, which matches the drive configuration of the outgoing E-Series vans.
Not much else is known about the new commercial van, although we can expect the global “two-tonne” Transit model to wear significantly different styling than is previewed by the 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept. The new 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept also should be significantly more fuel-efficient than the thirsty E-Series. The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept will be powered by an improved 153bhp version of Ford’ 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine.
The 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept range will eventually include 98bhp and 123bhp variants of the same engine. All 2012 Ford Tourneo Custom Concept cars will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission and feature front-wheel drive; output will range from 99 hp to 153 hp, depending on trim while all engine stop-start technology are standard.
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