Ford has introduced new engines and technologies on its Tourneo Connect five-seat and Grand Tourneo Connect seven-seat people movers in Europe.
Starting this summer, both models are available with a new 1.5-liter TDCi diesel which consumes as low as 4.3 l/100 km (65.7 mpg UK), an improvement of 7 percent compared with the outgoing 1.6-liter engine.
Besides the new engine, the two models get new features including Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Information System and Lane Keeping Aid, as well as Ford’s voice-activated Sync 2 connectivity system and MyKey technology.
The new Euro6-compliant 1.5-liter TDCi engine is offered in three states of tune: 75PS, 100PS and 120PS. The most powerful version is also available with Ford’s six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission, with the new combination replacing the 1.6-liter petrol automatic.
Customers also can choose the 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel with the six-speed PowerShift transmission. This new combination replaces the 1.6-litre petrol automatic.
The new 1.5-liter TDCi diesel is also available on the Tourneo Courier, Ford’s smallest people carrier, in 75PS and 95PS versions. With the latter unit, the compact van returns 3.7 l/100 km (76.3 mpg UK) and emits 96 g/km CO2.
In addition to the new diesels, Ford has updated the petrol powertrains for the Euro6 standard, resulting in a reduction of 3 percent in fuel consumption for the Tourneo Courier 1.0-liter EcoBoost equipped with Auto-Start-Stop.