Ford Tourneo Custom will go on sale this year in Europe image

Ford Motor Company said Monday that the new Tourneo Custom will go on sale in Europe as well as other global markets later this year.

Like the concept, the new Ford Tourneo Custom features an almost car-like appearance, thanks to Ford’s Kinetic design language. This includes a sportier stance, bold rising shoulder line, flush glazing, distinctive trapezoidal grille and prominent wheel lips.

The dashboard and instrument cluster takes design cues from the Focus small car, and Ford says its designers worked hard to create a comfortable cabin with high-quality materials on par with its passenger cars.
In addition, Tourneo Custom will include SYNC voice-activated, in-car connectivity system, Advanced restraint system (includes driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags), Rear-view camera and Lane Keeping Alert and Driver Alert.

Available in eight or nine seat configurations, Tourneo Custom offers a choice of short wheelbase (4.97 metres) and long wheelbase (5.34 metres) versions, both of which provide generous space for people and luggage.

The powertrain is an improved version of Ford’s 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with three power ratings: 100 PS, 125 PS and 155 PS. Featuring a six-speed manual transmission and standard Auto-Start-Stop, Tourneo Custom delivers combined fuel consumption of 6.9 l/100 km and 182 g/km CO2 emissions.

Production of the new Tourneo Custom will start from mid-2012 at Ford’s plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, with market availability later in the year.

For the moment Ford hasn’t announced its price tag.