The Ford Transit Courier has been on sale in Europe and Mexico for years now, and slots in the automaker’s lineup just below the Transit Connect, riding on the same Ford B platform as the Ford Fiesta. Thus, a new, redesigned version of the Ford Tourneo Courier – which is the passenger version of the Transit Courier – is certainly due as well. Last September, Ford Authority spotted a next-generation Ford Transit Courier driving around wearing Puma-like placeholder camouflage, followed by another prototype with production bodywork in January. Just yesterday, Ford Authority spotted a next-gen Ford Tourneo Courier for the very first time in Michigan, and now, we have the very first interior shots of the new van, which was seen driving around in Europe this time around.
Though parts of the interior are covered in this Ford Tourneo Courier prototype, we do get a good look at many of its new features, including a restyled steering wheel, the gauge cluster, and the infotainment screen. Beneath the center stack screen lies a row of buttons and a dial, as well as HVAC vents.
While we can’t quite see the finer details of these screens since the vehicle is parked and turned off, this design is a far cry from the current model – no surprise for a totally redesigned vehicle. Regardless, we can make out some of the digital instrument cluster, which features a familiar-looking message center in the middle.
On the outside, the new Tourneo Courier looks very much like the previously-spied Transit Courier. Though both were covered in heavy camo, we can clearly see a nearly identical front end design, with similar headlights and upper and lower front grilles. The next-gen Tourneo Courier is clearly sharper in terms of styling than the current model, with a boxy shape and an updated front fascia, headlights, and vertical taillights.
The new Tourneo Courier is just one of many new models destined for Europe in the coming years, a group that includes seven all-electric vehicles set to launch in that region by 2024 – a pair of crossovers built on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, a Puma EV, the Transit Custom one-ton van, and the Tourneo Custom multi-purpose vehicle.
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Looks a bit like the long departed Honda Element…. a good idea before its time that died a painful death.
The continuing affectation with all things ‘tablet like’ is getting a little tedious I think.
The dash board flat screen panels will make the new Mustang dash look very plain in time….
Nothing new here I think….