2018 Ford Grand Tourneo Release Date, Price
A 7-seater multi-purpose vehicle based on Ford Transit, the Ford Grand Tourneo will be making a whole new entry as a 2018 Ford Grand Tourneo. This compact people carrier will compete with the Berlingo Multispace from Citroen and SEAT’s Alhambra. Although rivals like Multispace or Alhambra may seem unsophisticated due it being a van, this 2018 Ford Grand Tourneo is nothing like that. In fact, this vehicle, despite being a commercial van, is a comfortable vehicle for passengers, which can be used as a long trip vehicle, may even for road trips.
2018 Ford Grand Tourneo – Body and Design
The 2018 Ford Grand Tourneo will have a double grille, with reduced trapezoidal component. The height reaches up to 72.3 inches, for this present model, while width comes in at 72.4 inches. With already a vast amount of space given, this will probably continue as it already is.
The present versions of this Tourneo derive a lot of features of cars from across the Ford range when it comes to the interiors. The 2018 Ford Grand Tourneo will certainly retain that characteristic. The dashboard is sleek, inspired from the Ford Focus.
Despite being a vehicle of commercial nature, it will have an LCD, probably the latest SYNC3 infotainment system. Seats are leather or fabric based, with automatic or manual air conditioning. The sound system with 6 speakers almost betrays the commercial nature, and that is a good thing. Its space has never been an issue with this vehicle, and in the upcoming generation, it will stay that way. The vast space on offer provides plenty of headroom and legroom for all seven passengers, and seats in the 2nd row fold in a 60:40 split. The 3rd row has a compact seat, not three individual ones. Boot space is 322 liters with all the seats up, while with the seats folded, it is an incredible 2600 liters.
2018 Ford Grand Tourneo – Engine Features
The 2018 Ford Grand Tourneo will be housing a 1.5 liter four cylinder TDCi engine that is available in quite a few power levels. The first kind variant is a 100 HP engine, which produces a torque of 184 pound-feet, and is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. Automatic transmission will be obviously available with this engine which produces a torque of 199 pound-feet.
Another power level of the engine is a 6-speed transmission transferring 120 HP. Its manual version produces a torque of 199 pound-feet, while the automatic version produces a torque of 221 pound-feet.
Expected Arrival and Price
The new Ford Grand Tourneo is reported to have starting price might of $25,000, while the models in the higher ranges can reach as high as $29,000.
These prices may seem high apparently, but with the likes of Chevrolet and Mercedes readying their new minivans as well, it might just be a level playing ground.