Ford Pro has revealed the new E-Tourneo Custom – its latest multi-activity vehicle designed to usher in the next generation of its wider Tourneo line-up. Targeting personal-use and business customers, it offers seating for up to eight occupants, and a maximum towing capacity of 4409 lb (2000 kg).
The EV pairs a new platform with an efficient battery-electric drivetrain to provide a maximum driving range of 230 miles (370 km) on a single charge. Sharing the same battery cell technology as Ford’s F-150 Lightning pickup, the vehicle combines a 74-kWh battery pack with a 160-kW electric motor to support this range. An onboard 11 kW AC three-phase charger can fully recharge this battery in less than eight hours, while charging from 15% to 80% takes around 41 minutes on a 125 kW DC fast charger. With this setup, around 23 miles (38 km) of range can be replenished within five minutes of charging.
The vehicle’s Pro Power Onboard technology extends the functionality of its battery further through sockets located in the front cabin. These sockets can deliver up to 2.3 kW of power from the battery pack – which can be used to recharge digital devices or provide power to tools, sports, and camping equipment when off-grid.
In addition to the BEV model, customers can also opt for an all-new plug-in hybrid version, as well as a variety of diesel ICE options. The PHEV uses a parallel hybrid system – providing a 2.5?litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine, an electric motor, and a 11.8 kWh (usable) battery pack. This equipment allows the plug-in hybrid to benefit from an all-electric driving range exceeding 31 miles (50 km).
Whether specified with all-electric, PHEV, or ICE powertrains, the new vehicle platform keeps cabin space a top priority. Standard and long wheelbase models each offer three rows of seating, with up to eight seats in the E-Tourneo Custom, and up to nine in the PHEV and EcoBlue diesel-powered models.
Inside, an ergonomic 13-inch touchscreen runs Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment system – which itself provides wireless compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. The system is supported by a range of premium features and technologies – such as a Bang & Olufsen audio system, two digital key cards, and a wireless charging pad for compatible mobile devices. Scheduled to arrive in 2024, the vehicle’s digital key system utilizes a slim, waterproof card. This card uses NFC to remotely unlock the doors and is aimed at businesses who have multiple drivers using the same vehicle.
These features are offered alongside the Ford Pro platform of software and connected services – including end-to-end charging solutions, management tools from Ford Pro Telematics, the FordPass Pro smartphone app, and the FORDLiive connected uptime system. A standard 5G modem enables quick access and use of these services, through which owners can manage their charging, pre-condition the battery and cabin, remotely lock the doors and monitor vehicle security. The FordPass Pro app allows users to benefit from vehicle-specific health alerts, while the business-oriented Ford Pro software works to boost productivity for fleet operators.
Set to enter production at Ford Otosan’s plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, the new Tourneo range will begin its rollout next year. Its ICE versions equipped with Ford’s EcoBlue diesel engines are expected to launch in mid-2023. The E-Tourneo Custom EV and Tourneo Custom PHEV will follow, becoming available later in the year.