The Tourneo is the latest offering from Ford, welcoming them into the minibus family with open arms. The Ford Tourneo 2.2 TDCi Trend is all but mini, this strong contender will comfortably seat any sizable family and is the “people-mover” operator’s dream for spacious transport.
Ford has been well known and recognized as a strong contender within the vehicle market, offering consumers and industry reliable, affordable and innovative motoring options. Henry Ford did pioneer the Model T after all, the first accessible mass-produced passenger vehicle. Now Ford is adding minibus status to their vast line up of innovative vehicles.
The Ford Tourneo LWB (long-wheelbase) 2.2 TDCi Trend up holds the Ford reputation with its reliability and ‘form compliments function’ design. This people mover comes in both a Short Wheel Base and Long Wheel Base. Placing focus on the Long Wheel Base model we look at the vast amount of features found in this mini package.
A minibus has never been flexible in terms of design and customization, despite this Ford has kept the design in line with the updated look of their wide range of vehicle models. Keeping to a sleek modern look and feel giving the Ford Tourneo LWB 2.2 TDCi Trend a fresh appeal. Still sharing similarities with a transit makes the Tourneo more practical than luxury.
Interesting outer features and even more appealing interior offerings makes this Ford a brawn with beauty. The long-wheelbase model is the perfect option when looking for a large amount of space, with its 3.3m wheelbase the Trend sits at a length of 5.43m. The Ford Tourneo LWB 2.2 TDCi Trend is compact enough in height coming in at less than 2m making it easy for parking in underground parking facilities.
With an inviting cockpit of car like features the Tourneo gives a more passenger vehicle feel than utilitarian. With a comprehensive interior ranging from electric front windows, remote locking system to climate control and comfortable space for all eight passengers. The cockpit features a multifunction steering wheel and dashboard mounted gear lever.
The Ford Tourneo long-wheelbase 2.2 TDCi Trend is equipped with a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine with 92kW power, 350Nm torque and a six-speed manual gearbox. Weighing in at just over two tons making these numbers more than sufficient.
This minibus boasts a fuel consumption cycle of 6.5 litres/100 km and a top speed of 157km/h.
Ford has always been renowned for safety and this model offers nothing less, with a five-star Euro NCAP rating, ABS brakes and stability control places this people mover at the top of safety ratings.
Economical, versatile and spacious the Tourneo brings a sense of leisure to the people mover club.
- Ford Tourneo LWB 2.2 TDCi Trend
- Engine In-line four-cylinder, 2.2-litre, turbodiesel
- Gearbox Six-speed manual
- Power 92kW @ 3,500 rpm
- Torque 350Nm @ 1,450 rpm
- Top speed 157km/h
- Fuel consumption 6.5/100 km (combined cycle)
- CO2 emissions 172g/km
- Retail price R426,200