The all-new Tourneo Custom from Ford Pro raises the bar in the multi-activity vehicle segment, and raises an interesting option for the UK taxi industry.
The vehicle combines a new platform engineered for maximum versatility and comfort with capable, refined powertrains including a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) option and available all-wheel drive.
Tourneo Custom is designed for the multi-activity vehicle market, making it ideal for hackney carriage taxi drivers. It offers spacious accommodation for up to nine occupants. The new model introduces a full suite of features including flexible track- mounted rear seating, hands-free power side doors, B&O audio system, panoramic glass roof – and an innovative steering wheel with a rim that tilts to create a table or work surface.
The chassis architecture has independent rear suspension which offers a new level of ride comfort and stability, supported by the new eight- speed automatic transmission option.
The Tourneo Custom range can be specified with the latest generation of Ford EcoBlue diesel engines with 136 PS, 150 PS and 170 PS power outputs, as the all-new PHEV version, or as E- Tourneo Custom, featuring an electric powertrain with a 64 kWh usable battery pack and 160 kW motor for up to 325km of driving range.
Diesel-powered models are already in production, and customers can now order the all-new Tourneo Custom PHEV for delivery from spring 2024, with E-Tourneo Custom scheduled to follow in summer 2024.
Every all-new Tourneo Custom is also fully integrated with the Ford Pro platform of software and connected services including management tools from Ford Pro Software, the FordPass Pro app, and the FORDLiive connected uptime system.
Hans Schep, Ford Pro Europe General Manager, said: “Whether it’s an active family trip at the weekend or shuttling execs to the airport in style, comfort and refinement, Tourneo Custom’s advanced connectivity, cutting-edge design and new luxury features make it the compelling choice.”