Redesigned 2022 Ford Tourneo Connect officially debut in Europe as a rebadged Volkswagen Caddy Compact-sized van.
The biggest design change between the two is at the front where the Ford gets a wider and more pronounced radiator grille.
The first encounter with the next-generation Ford Tourneo Connect in the form of spy photos was in July this year where it showed a camouflaged prototype. However, even the disguise wasn’t able to hide the fact that the new commercial vehicle from the Blue Oval will essentially be a rebadged and slightly redesigned version of the Volkswagen Caddy.
Now, approximately three months later, the all-new redesigned 2022 Ford Tourneo Connect van has finally made its official debut in Europe. It will go on sale in early 2022, with customer deliveries set to follow in the spring.
The biggest design change between the Caddy and the Tourneo Connect is at the front where the Ford gets a wider and more pronounced radiator grille, flanked by headlights with integrated C-shaped LED daytime running lights.
Customers will be able to choose from a total of three trim levels – Sport, Titanium, and Trend, and there’s also an Active model with additional body cladding and distinctive design tweaks. Ten exterior colors will be available at launch.
If the cabin looks familiar to you, that’s because it basically mimics the interior of the new Caddy with its minimalistic center console layout. The HVAC and audio system controls are integrated into the infotainment system and Ford doesn’t even mention the word SYNC in its press release, which means the new Tourneo Connect uses Volkswagen’s infotainment software.
As standard, the entry-level model comes equipped with an 8.25-inch screen, while the Titanium, Sport, and Active models are fitted with a larger 10-inch display. Optionally available also is a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.