Next-gen Ford Tourneo Connect for Europe is a fine example of badge engineering
Ford Europe has unveiled the next generation of the Tourneo Connect minivan, only to reveal that it is a Volkswagen Caddy in disguise.
Compared to its twin, the MPV sports a different front fascia including radiator grille, lights and bumper. Buyers will be able to choose from four variants named Sports, Titanium, Trend and Active. The latter will offer crossover-like aesthetics with a body kit and 17-inch wheels.
Inside, the infotainment display measures 8.25 inches across, but paying extra nets you a 10-inch version. The dashboard is also digital and amounts to 10.25 inches diagonal size.
You can dismantle the rear seats to gain luggage space, and even fold down the front passenger’s seat to maximize the capacity (3.1 cubic meters, or 109.5 cubic feet).
Power comes from a 1.5-liter petrol engine rated at 114 PS (112 hp / 84 kW), a diesel one capable of 102 PS (101 hp / 75 kW), and another diesel good for 122 PS (120 hp / 90 kW). The transmission can be seven-speed DCT or six-speed manual.
Editor Andrew Raspopov