Ford unveiled a hybrid version of the Tourneo Custom minivan

Ford unveiled a hybrid version of the Tourneo Custom minivan

April 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The minivan with the new power plant will be sold in the top-end configuration “Titanium”. On a single battery charge, such a car will be able to drive about 50 kilometers.

Today, most automakers supply their popular models with hybrid versions. A niche is promising, and buyers treat such machines with great sympathy. The American company Ford decided to follow this trend, presenting a hybrid modification of its eight-seat minivan Tourneo Custom. The model has acquired the prefix “PHEV” in the title, as well as two variants of the power plant.

In the first case, a minivan drives the power block generator for one liter and a 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery, from which the electric motor is powered. Such a hybrid power plant provides an opportunity to travel up to 50 kilometers only on electricity. With the engine “distance” cars grows to 500 kilometers.

The “soft” hybrid includes a two-liter EcoBlue diesel, a 48-volt lithium battery and a BISG starter-generator.

Hybrid Tourneo Custom will receive the top-end equipment “Titanium”, which includes information and entertainment system SYNC3 with a color touch screen by eight inches. This system supports gestures for scaling and scrolling, like in smartphones, as well as voice control. In addition, the list of options includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi module with the ability to connect up to ten gadgets at the same time, parking sensors, and more.