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Ford adds Tourneo Connect people carrier to local line-up

16 March 2015

Ford has introduced its new Tourneo Connect people mover to the SA market.

The Connect is available with a choice of three specification levels and in two wheelbase formats. The Ambiente and Trend use the short-wheelbase (SWB) five-seater platform, while the Titanium derivatives are based on the long-wheelbase (LWB) Grand Tourneo Connect layout in either standard five-seat configuration or optional seven-seat form.

The seats can also be folded flat to create a massive 2 761 litres of space in the back of the Grand Tourneo Connect, or 2 620 litres in the case of the short-wheelbase version.

The range kicks off with the SWB 1,0 EcoBoost Ambiente, which is powered by Ford’s famous turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine. The 1,0-litre is also available in Trend specification, which adds a few things to the equipment list.

The range is topped-off by the 1,6-litre TDCi turbodiesel and 1,6-litre EcoBoos petrol engine models, both in LWD Grand Tourneo guise.

The Tourneo Connect retails from R236 754 for the entry-level SWB, all the way up to R322 719 for the top-of-the-range LWB model.

Service intervals are 20 000 km on the EcoBoost petrol models and 15 000 km on the TDCi diesel derivatives.