The 2024 Ford Tourneo will be available in Australia, offering eight seats and a range of specifications.

2024 Ford Tourneo Heading to Australia, First People Mover in Over Three Decades

Ford is returning to the people mover category for the first time in over three decades with the anticipated arrival of the 2024 Ford Tourneo in late 2024. Offering transportation for up to eight people and removable seats, the Tourneo is the passenger version of the Ford Transit Custom delivery van.

The vehicle is set to be Australian consumers’ first taste of a people mover from Ford since the 1983-1990 Ford Spectron. The Tourneo aims to diversify the company’s lineup away from its best-selling models such as the Ford Ranger and Ford Everest.

Specifications and Pricing
The Australian range will consist of two variants: the Active and Titanium X models, each featuring a turbo-diesel engine that drives the front wheels. The Tourneo is expected to be priced from $65,990 before on-road costs.

The 2024 Ford Tourneo is based on the long-wheelbase Transit Custom van, sharing a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that produces 125kW and 390Nm of torque. The front-wheel drive vehicle is fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and can tow up to 2,500 kg with a braked trailer.

Seating Flexibility and Interior Details
Inside, the Tourneo features rail-mounted seats that can slide fore and aft, with the second and third rows capable of being removed to increase cargo capacity. The three middle row seats can rotate 180 degrees independently for a conference-style layout, making it unique within its segment.

Competitor and Release Date
The Tourneo will compete with the likes of the Kia Carnival, Volkswagen Multivan, Toyota Granvia, and Hyundai Staria in the people-mover category, which is currently dominated by the Kia Carnival. The expected arrival date for the 2024 Ford Tourneo in Australian showrooms is between October and December 2024.

Variants and Features
The two Tourneo variants will be the Active and Titanium X models, each offering distinct features and standard equipment. Both variants will come with different prices and standard features, catering to different customer preferences. The Tourneo Active will be priced at $65,990, while the Titanium X will have a price tag of $70,990. All prices exclude on-road costs.

The Active variant will come with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, track-based second and third-row seats, a 13-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a variety of safety features such as autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping system, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring.

The Titanium X variant adds a few luxury features over the Active, including exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels, a fixed glass panoramic sliding roof, faux leather look trims, electrically adjustable front seats, a B&O premium audio system, and a 360-degree camera.

Author Bio and More Information
Drive’s automotive journalist Tom Fraser has provided an in-depth look at the upcoming 2024 Ford Tourneo, giving an extensive overview of the vehicle’s features, expectations, and what consumers can look forward to. With expertise on all things automotive, Fraser covers car news, reviews, advice, and has a special interest in long-form articles.

For readers interested in exploring the Tourneo further, links for obtaining additional information on Ford’s vehicles are provided, as well as an external link to read more about Tom Fraser.

Conclusion
Ford’s return to the people mover category is marked by the arrival of the 2024 Tourneo, representing a significant move in diversifying the company’s product lineup. With flexible seating, powerful performance, and a variety of features, the Tourneo aims to capture the attention of Australian consumers and compete within the popular people-mover category.