Ford Torneo Custom

Ford has announced details of its updated Torneo Custom people mover. First introduced in 2013, the model can carry up to nine occupants and targets shuttle, personal use and lifestyle customers.

The Torneo Custom uses an EcoBlue 2.0-litre diesel engine available with a choice of 105hp, 130hp or 170hp power ratings. Ford is claiming CO2 emissions of 162g/km and that fuel efficiency has been improved by up to 13%.

A new front-end design with five-bar chrome grille brings the look of the people mover in line with that of Ford’s latest passenger cars.

Inside, the six individual seats can be arranged in conference format. Each passenger has access to one of six USB ports and can travel in style thanks to a 10-speaker audio system. For the driver, an all-new instrument panel includes a floating tablet-inspired 8-inch colour touchscreen that can be operated with pinch and swipe gestures.

Intelligent Speed Limiter has been introduced, which enables the automatic adjustment of the vehicle’s maximum speed to remain within legal limits, using Traffic Sign Recognition. Cross Traffic Alert provides information on the vehicle’s blind spot.

The new Torneo Custom is due to enter production later this year, with first deliveries expected in early 2018.

Side view of Ford Torneo Custom
On high series models, the six seats can be folded, stowed or removed to maximise practicality
Katharine Morgan

Katharine graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Classics. She contributes to both The Car Expert and The Van Expert and manages their social media accounts.