Ford launches E-Tourneo Courier electric minivan in SUV disguise with 230-mile range, 100 kW motor, and focus on practicality ↺
Ford seemingly knows that the minivan is one of the most practical vehicle classes around, despite the brand's ongoing SUV and pickup success. The American marque's newly-launched all-electric E-Tourneo Courier is an attempt to market the benefits of the smaller MPV class to an ever-more SUV-dominated automotive market. With a range of
The E-Tourneo Courier is a five-seater minivan that features a number of SUV styling cues, like a burly front bumper, matte black trim on the wheel wells and doors, and a taller overall stance. While it misses out on the seven seats of the Tourneo Connect, the E-Tourneo Courier seems to offer a good go-between for buyers that want the rugged SUV looks and ample internal space but also need something small and easily manoeuvrable.
Combined, the 44-litre (~1.55 ft³) frunk and ample interior space deliver impressive 614 litres (~21.7 ft³) of total cargo space with passengers in the rear seats. Tumbling the 60/40-split rear seats forward expands the total storage space to a total of 2,162 litres (~76.4 ft³) — almost as much as the Ford Expedition SUV has behind the second row. Range on the E-Tourneo Courier is also a positive at a claimed 368 km (230 miles), even if the 100 kW (136 hp) power figure is a bit on the dull side.
While the E-Tourneo Courier can be equipped with a tow hitch, the 700 kg (~1543 lbs) towing limit puts a bit of a damper on the excitement. The Ford E-Tourneo electric minivan will be available in Europe in the second half of 2024, and while no pricing has been revealed, it is suspected to launch at around £20,000 (~€23,000).