New 2022 Ford Tourneo Custom Hybrid Specs, Review, Release Date, Price – The Ford Tourneo Custom, which is the people-carrying variant of the Ford Transit Custom has eight seats and lots of space. The Tourneo, following the Transit’s electrification, is now one of few plug-in hybrid vehicles that can accommodate more than five people.
2022 Ford Tourneo Custom Hybrid Specs
A three-cylinder petrol engine produces power. It’s designed to extend the range of the vehicle’s battery. The battery then charges the car’s batteries, which in turn powers an electric motor that drives its front wheels. The battery is located under the floor and measures 13.6kWh. The total system output is 124 bhp. However, there’s an impressive 455 Nm of torque which helps it move along well. As a result, the Tourneo is more responsive off the line than a diesel equivalent. Four driving modes are available to maximize the Tourneo’s powertrain. They are named quite clearly. Auto EV allows the hybrid to charge the battery whenever it feels appropriate to maximize efficiency. EV Later is the fully electric driving mode. EV Charge tells the engine how to charge the battery. However, the latter mode can have a negative effect on fuel economy.
The Tourneo can be powered entirely by electricity and is quiet and relaxing, except for some wind noise and road noise. However, when the petrol engine kicks on, it drones as the motor runs. There are two modes of drive: ‘L’ which creates a more regenerative brake effect, and ‘Standard’. This mode is more difficult to use and can be a little jerky. The Tourneo’s driving performance is not important to buyers. However, large van-based MPVs can be very practical. Six rear seats are standard on the Tourneo, four of which can be configured using ISOFIX points. The Tourneo’s versatility is key. Sliding doors make it easy to get in, and the six individual seats at the back can be reconfigured to meet your requirements. The middle row can be oriented in either the direction of travel or rearward. Each row has a cupholder and an item tray on its reverse side. The second and third-row occupants have USB sockets. There are also air-con outlets and roof-mounted controls for passengers in the back. All rear seats can be removed if you have to transport a large load. The Tourneo is the best large SUV if you are looking for practicality and versatility.
The dashboard features Ford’s new SYNC 3 infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. This screen cannot be used to adjust your drivetrain. It is controlled by a series of buttons. The van’s standard equipment is excellent and pays homage to the private-hire market. The optional leather seats (an option for PS828) were on our test vehicle. We consider them a must-have and recommend the PS300 reverse camera.
Tourneo’s plug-in hybrid status means it is not the best choice for those who spend a lot time on the open roads. Our fuel economy on the test was 25.8mpg, which is a bit lower than the official figure. You’ll need to ensure that you use the Tourneo’s regenerative ‘L” mode as often as possible in order to get the most out of it’s capabilities. You’ll have a happier experience if you take shorter trips – the official 33-mile range in our tests was closer to 20 miles. This should still be sufficient for urban commutes, school runs, drop-offs, and urban taxi work.
2022 Ford Tourneo Custom Hybrid Release Date & Price
The three-pin cable supplied charges in five hours and thirty minutes. If you have a home wall box, that number drops to three hours. Unfortunately, there is no fast charging option. However, this feature is very rare on plug-in hybrids. The main problem is the price. At PS62,000, it is quite expensive and puts it amongst other highly desirable vehicles like BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo. The Tourneo’s practicality is unmatched by other van-based MPVs.
High list prices mean high road-tax payments of PS480 per year, as well as the possibility of expensive insurance. The Tourneo’s high running costs and potential for expensive repairs can make it difficult to recommend to buyers who might be better off buying a diesel. For company car owners or those who travel a lot, it will be less of a problem.