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New Ford Tourneo launched in South Africa – Pricing and specifications

Ford has officially launched the all-new Tourneo in South Africa, hot on the heels of the new Transit panel van.

For now, the Tourneo is available in a single Trend long-wheelbase (LWB) specification, though additional models are scheduled to follow later this year.

The MPV has a starting price of R999,200, which includes a 4-year/200,000km warranty and a 4-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance plan.

Buyers can additionally purchase a service or maintenance plan of up to 8 years or 165,000km.

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The Tourneo runs on a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine producing a total of 100kW and 360Nm, which connects to an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels.

Furthermore, it features an AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid system with a 20-litre tank that transforms the nitrogen oxide engine fumes into nitrogen and water, thereby significantly reducing its exhaust emissions.

The Ford also comes with driving modes for Eco and Tow/Haul, the latter of which allows it to pull a trailer weighing up to 2,500kg.

Other items that make the driving experience easier include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, evasive steering assist, forward collision warning, reverse brake assist, driver attention monitoring, ABS, dynamic stability control, electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA), a 180-degree camera system, and front and rear parking sensors.

Safety is ensured thanks to six airbags comprising dual front, side, and curtain airbags, and a two-step unlocking process as part of the keyless entry and start system.

The Tourneo has three rows of seating able to accommodate up to eight occupants, and the second and third rows are mounted on a flexible track system making it much easier to adapt the space for people and luggage.

The seats themselves are lighter than the ones on the outgoing models, and have integrated seatbelts to allow for greater customization with the layout, including a six-person conference setup.

The second and third rows can also be removed altogether, revealing 6.8 cubic metres of space for cargo – enough to fit three Euro-standard pallets.

All three seats in the second row have ISOFIX child-seat mounts, as do the two outer seats on the back bench.

On the design front, the vehicle’s floor height has been lowered and there is a new integrated side step, making it easier to get in and out.

The Ford’s height has also been reduced overall so it now sits at just under two metres, enabling it to access garages and multi-story car parks that other vehicles in its segment may struggle with.

The chassis has been completely redesigned with an all-new independent rear suspension system that ensures better ride comfort, handling and refinement, according to the Blue Oval.

Finally, the driver has access to a number of handy features, including a 13-inch Ford Sync 4 touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a wireless phone charger, and an instrument cluster with a 7-inch customizable digital display.

To ensure comfort for all passengers, tri-zone climate control is included as standard, too, and the front seats have a heating function.

The Tourneo is also compatible with the automaker’s FordPass Connect app, allowing owners to remotely lock or unlock the car, and remotely start it to begin heating or cooling the cabin.

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