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Ford Tourneo Connect
Ford Tourneo Connect 20090402 front
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2002-
Assembly Kocaeli, Turkey
Class Compact MPV/Leisure activity vehicle
Body style(s) 4-door minivan
5-door minivan
Layout FF layout
Platform Ford C170 platform
Engine(s) 1.8L Duratorq TDCi Diesel I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
Wheelbase SWB: 2,665 mm (104.9 in)
LWB: 2,912 mm (114.6 in)
Length SWB: 4,308 mm (169.6 in)
LWB: 4,555 mm (179.3 in)
Width 1,795 mm (70.7 in)
Height SWB: 1,814 mm (71.4 in)
LWB: 1,981 mm (78.0 in)
Related Ford Focus
Ford Transit Connect

The Ford Tourneo Connect is a leisure activity vehicle produced by Ford, which was first put into production in 2002 to the British market. The Transit Connect is a panel van version of the Tourneo Connect. Principally termed a commercial vehicle, Ford predicted relatively low sales of between 800-1000 mainly to taxi operators, due to its given status as a commercial vehicle. However, Ford describe the Connect as a 'dual use' vehicle, equally able to meet business and leisure needs. It was put into production to rival the similar models of the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Volkswagen Caddy Tour and Fiat Doblò and the Opel/Vauxhall Combo Tour

Features Edit

The Connect, when first sold, was the only vehicle of its kind to offer split-folding and independently removable 60/40 split rear seats. This allowed multiple seating formations and increased load-bearing potential. It also boasted the option of twin side load doors (otherwise known as sliding-doors) as well as rear doors or a tailgate, whereas neither of its main competitors have this option. The Connect's design emphasizes Ford's ideal that the vehicle be dual purpose.

Electric vehicles Edit

Ford presented the Ford Tourneo Connect battery electric concept vehicle at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. It features a 21 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack, a 50 kW permanent magnet motor, and a single-speed transmission, for a range of up to 160 kilometres (99 mi) and top speed of about 70 miles per hour (110 km/h). [1] Its BEV technology was developed in collaboration with Smith Electric Vehicles. [2]

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