NEW FORD TOURNEO CUSTOM PLUG-IN HYBRID
The new Ford Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid is a smarter breed of PHEV.
It has a 13.6kWh battery pack which powers an electric motor driving the front wheels, delivering a total EV range of 31-miles on a single charge. It also has a 1.0 EcoBoost petrol engine under the bonnet, but instead of driving any wheels, its sole purpose is to recharge the battery pack. And so, the Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid drives on electricity alone all of the time with the petrol engine acting as a range extender. This means no range anxiety and no fuss. Just clean motoring at its best.
Passenger access is made easy via the soft-closing sliding side door, and boot access is made easy too thanks to the tall tailgate. In Titanium specification, the Tourneo Custom PHEV rides on 16” alloy wheels with body-coloured trim.
To look at, this version of the Transit Custom looks like any other. The battery pack is located under the floor and is carefully positioned so it doesn’t eat into interior space. The result is a normal-looking vehicle with an electric heart.
Inside, it’s business as usual with space for up to 9 passengers and enough space for a serious amount of luggage. The rear seats fold and tumble individually for flexibility and the 2nd row is reversible for creating conference-style seating.
The quality on show is outstanding and up front there’s an electric driver’s seat to ensure complete comfort. Rear passenger sun blinds are available built in and privacy glass comes as standard to provide a heightened sense of luxury.
With a combined range of 310-miles and an electric range of 31-miles (without the petrol engine running) the Tourneo Custom has the lungs of a diesel engine - only it’s much cleaner and kinder on the environment.
To make interpreting range simpler, the standard rev counter has been replaced by a power and charge gauge, and the standard coolant temperature gauge has been replaced by a state of charge gauge with a distance to flat indicator.
Active Park Assist comes as standard in Titanium trim to steer you into spaces. There’s an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot for keeping everyone connected on the go, and an 8” touchscreen system with SYNC 3 and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Despite having an engine and electric propulsion system, the Tourneo Custom PHEV has the same abundant space as the diesel model. It drives just as beautifully too with a super-smooth power delivery and luxurious, compliant ride.
Contact us today for more details on the NEW FORD TOURNEO CUSTOM PLUG-IN HYBRID range or to book a test drive.