Coming to M53 Ford in late 2023, the all-new Ford Tourneo Courier is a smart-looking, practical and versatile MPV that’s as ideal for business use as it is for use by busy families. In its newest guise, the vehicle has moved away from the rather dated van-derived people-carrier look and is now presented with a completely refreshed aesthetic. There are plenty of other upgrades too, including the addition of a pure-electric model – and a considerable increase in interior space
The new Tourneo Courier benefits from a major design overhaul. Rather than following the somewhat anonymous style adopted by the majority of people carriers, it’s more in line with a family-friendly Jeep or Land Rover. This is particularly true of the rugged Active trim level, which lends itself well to driving around country lanes and exploring less populated areas.
The latest generation model is bigger than its predecessor, resulting in more room for passengers and luggage. Improved shoulder room is just one asset, ensuring that this latest generation model comfortably accommodates five adults. Greater versatility is another tick in the vehicle’s favour and is offered by the likes of 60/40 split-folding rear seats.
A 570-litre boot is a considerable upgrade on the previous 395-litre capacity, and it incorporates a number of useful features, including a fold-out compartment that’s perfect for storing muddy boots, etc. With rear seats folded, cargo volume grows to a considerable 2,450 litres, which is more than enough space to support extended family vacations.
Access to the boot is now afforded by a tailgate, as opposed to doors that open outwards. This allows for quicker loading and unloading times while offering shelter whenever the weather takes a turn for the worst.
If you choose the all-electric E-Tourneo Courier variant, an extra storage option is featured at the front of the vehicle, beneath the bonnet. Offering a 44-litre capacity, it’s the ideal place to house charging cables, for instance.
The regular model is powered by an efficient 1.0-litre 123bhp EcoBoost petrol engine (aided by fuel-saving Start-Stop technology). This is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard (optional seven-speed automatic transmission is also available) and enables a maximum towing capacity of 1,000kg.
Alternatively, the all-electric E-Tourneo Courier produces 134bhp and offers a maximum 100kW DC charging speed, facilitating a 10 to 80% charge in roughly 35 minutes. With a specially installed domestic wallbox (rated at 7kW), you should be able to enjoy a 10 to 100% charge in less than eight hours.
Although the electric variant’s battery size hasn’t yet been officially announced, a hinted-at 54kWh capacity would enable a range of approximately 200 miles. We can say for certain that the E-Tourneo Courier can tow up to 750kg.
As standard, the new Tourneo Courier is equipped with a FordPass Connect modem and Ford’s latest SYNC 4 infotainment system, complete with eight-inch touchscreen. It’s a set-up that enables a plethora of audio and connectivity options, including wireless Android and Apple smartphone integration. It also presents a number of conveniences, including remote locking/unlocking, location tracking, vehicle health status and fuel-level monitoring.
With the E-Tourneo Courier, a 12-inch digital instrument display and SYNC 4 are installed. The latter includes a 12-inch touchscreen which, among other things, offers intelligent route planning. This means you can factor in all available charging stops during each journey.
An array of driving aids is included as standard, such as automatic High Beam Assist headlights, Cruise Control, Lane-keeping Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition. Optional active safety features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-spot Monitoring and Cross-traffic Alert.