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Selectable Drive Modes allows you to tailor your Tourneo’s performance by choosing from five available drive modes: Normal, Slippery, Mud/Rut, Tow, and for maximum efficiency, EcoMode. The system adjusts various settings to optimise performance for the conditions. These include throttle response and steering feel, as well as gear-change behaviour on cars with automatic transmission.
The Tourneo Custom now comes with Intelligent Speed Assist designed to enhance your speed control, enabling you to concentrate on the road. First, the Traffic Sign Recognition camera automatically detects the current speed limit (when activated), then the system adjusts your maximum speed setting to that limitIntelligent Speed Assist - Legal.
With the optional Adaptive Cruise Control technology, you choose the speed you want to drive at and the system will maintain it. If the built-in RADAR sensor detects a vehicle ahead, it will slow your vehicle to maintain a pre-set distance. Once the road in front is clear, the system will accelerate to your chosen speed. Forward Alert is a technology that comes as part of Adaptive Cruise Control and is designed to warn you if you accidentally get too close to the vehicle in front.
Parking in a busy street or a tight space can be tricky. But Active Park Assist makes it easier than you’d ever believe possible. Once activated, the system can identify a suitable perpendicular or parallel space, and then steer you in. All you need to do is brake or accelerate as directed. The technology can even steer you out of a parking space when you want to get back on the road. ‘Available at extra cost’
The Blind Spot Information System uses RADAR sensors to see vehicles that may be hidden in your blind spot. They’re situated on either side of your Tourneo Custom and alert you with an orange light, clearly displayed in the side door mirror.
Cross Traffic Alert is part of the Blind Spot Information System. When you’re reversing out of a space and have limited visibility of the traffic situation, Cross Traffic Alert can detect oncoming vehicles and sound a warning. The technology illuminates a light in the wing mirror too (left or right depending on the direction of oncoming traffic), as well as displaying a warning on the multi-functional display.
Whether the signs are at the side of the road or above it, permanent or temporary, Traffic Sign Recognition can identify them. An icon of that speed, or a no-overtaking sign, appears on the instrument cluster and changes every time it detects you entering a limit.
The Tourneo Custom has a turning circle of just 11.6 metres, which is impressive for a vehicle of its size. This makes city driving, with all its parking, picking up and dropping off, so much easier.
HID headlamps deliver, a precise and intensely bright light pattern. And as well as being built for purpose, they’re designed to give Tourneo Custom a distinctive look thanks to the inclusion of LED daytime running lights. In addition, Glare Free High Beam adjusts itself automatically to avoid dazzling other drivers and with static cornering and bending, these headlamps help you see more clearly when driving around bends.
If it detects that you’re accidentally drifting out of lane, Lane-Keeping Alert can alert you by vibrating the steering wheel and displaying a visual warning.
Hill Start Assist temporarily stops you rolling backwards or forwards when making a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2-3 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. It’s also useful when you’re stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.
Driver Alert System constantly monitors your driving behaviour and is designed to detect any changes that could be caused by fatigue. If the system identifies you’re becoming less vigilant, a warning icon appears in the display, suggesting you take a break. If your driving alertness further declines, the message is repeated and combined with a chime.
Bollards, bicycles, low walls… The rear-view camera shows what’s behind you on a screen built into the centre console. As well as revealing objects you might miss, the system displays virtual lines to help you park into the smallest of spaces. The camera activates automatically when you select reverse gear.
Parking distance sensors at the front and rear of the vehicle help you judge the distance between your vehicle and obstacles around you. When the sensors detect an object, they activate an audible warning that intensifies the closer you get to it. There’s also a visual warning, an indication of proximity to a stationary object shown either on the cluster or on the multi-function display depending on your vehicle spec.
Torque Vectoring Control reacts to the road surface 100 times per second. (That’s 33 times faster than the blink of an eye.) Using this information, it balances the amount of power delivered to each of the two front wheels. This maximises grip and sharpens handling, helping you round corners and over undulations in the road.
With rear air suspension, the system automatically adjusts to maintain a constant ride height, regardless of the loading conditions. This means you'll enjoy a smoother ride whether alone, with passengers or in a fully laden vehicle.
Helps the driver to stay in lane in strong, gusty conditions by using the Electronic Stability Control system to sense when the vehicle is being affected by crosswinds.
An important part of Ford SYNC is Emergency AssistanceFord Emergency Assistance. In the event of an accident, where the airbag is deployed or the fuel-pump deactivated, the technology can use a Bluetooth®-paired and connected mobile phone to help you make a direct call to the Emergency Services. You can choose to stop the call, or talk to those services if you need to. Crucially, the system can supply vital information, such as your GPS coordinates, even if you are unable to.