Ford is touting the useability of the passenger version of its upcoming Tourneo Courier compact minivan, which will be available in all-electric and gasoline variants.
The new model is pitched as an alternative to SUVs for buyers who value space.
Ford said the new vehicle will have 44 percent more trunk space than the previous version of the Tourneo Courier, which sold in very small numbers in Europe.
Last year just 1,005 sales were recorded by market analyst Dataforce.
The new Tourneo Courier will be built in Ford’s overhauled factory in Craiova, Romania, alongside a commercial version of the van.
Deliveries of the 1.0-liter gasoline version will begin this year with the electric version following in “late” 2024, Ford said.
Ford has previously said the commercial van would be available in 2024.
The battery-electric version has a 134-hp motor and 100-kilowatt speed charging capability, Ford said. No battery sizes or ranges were given for the model.
The model is 4337 mm long and has trunk size of 570 liters, up from 395 liters from the previous Tourneo Courier.
The Courier is Ford’s smallest van and slots in below the Connect and Transit Custom.