2018 Ford Tourneo Grand Connect TITANIUM TDCI 1.5 TDCi 120ps diesel auto







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Ford Tourneo Grand Connect “switch” wheelchair user position rear ramp WAV from Southern Mobility Vehicles

We like the Ford Tourneo Connect and Grand Connect as adapted or mobility cars; it gives more all-around space for drivers, passengers, and specifically wheelchair users. The room in this WAV is perfect for wheelchair users who get to be in the driving position or the front passenger position, it’s your choice. The Connect WAV is class beating in this respect.

This is an extensive conversion and very costly to perfect, but the possibilities are fantastic. A fully automated side-entry sliding door and ramp (just 70cm in length) ensures a smooth and independent entry and exit to this superb accessible vehicle. The Connect does lend itself very well to the needs and wants of the wheelchair user who seeks to be in row one, whether driving or being alongside the driver.

With lowering suspension the short ramp can attain an angle that is level with kerbs and a wheelchair user can exit this conversion in a disabled parking bay which is remarkable. No more worrying about blocking Tesco’s car park in this WAV. An easy start system is in place with at hand controls plus an electric handbrake so for a wheelchair driver independence without the worry can be expected and that means greater pleasure from the moment you know you are off on your travels however long or short.

Wheelchair users truly can get to places in this WAV that they simply cannot in almost any other wheelchair accessible vehicle of this size. Passengers get a much more accessible entry too as the vehicle door sills are non-existent, and more foot room means less leg torsion. The manufacturer’s original floor and the converter’s lowered floor in the Ford Connect are almost level, so all-around access is much easier.

An often-unnoticed fact about the Connect is that the turning circle is much smaller than other WAVs in this class. The floor is low, meaning a good centre of gravity is achieved. We would consider this an easier-to-enter WAV for wheelchair users, able passengers, and drivers alike compared with other wheelchair accessible vehicles.

The third-row seats are the original manufacturer seats in their original position so comfily seated rear passengers can quickly slide into their seats, ready for the longest journey. The floor space, too, especially in the Grand Connect model, ensures space for luggage. This truly is a well thought out mobility vehicle.

Having the space between the convenient third-row tip and fold rear seats in the rear means that up to two wheelchair users can on and off-board this WAV simply enough. Add in a fully remote nearside door entry with lowering suspension means a quick boarding time. Please call us with your wheelchair make and model, and we can usually nail down the percentage possibility of how well this WAV will work for you before you explore the options.

We love the specification of the Ford Connect. The Titanium specification with its panoramic roof makes a world of difference to the light in the rear. Ford has worked hard to ensure the driver and passengers are well catered for, and they are all too often second fiddle to the wheelchair user. As we always say, if the driver is not happy, the likelihood is the wheelchair passenger will not be either; it goes both ways.

The Ford Connect is often a win-win car for all who enjoy being in it, which is rare in our compromise industry. We also note that the suspension is very kind to the occupants, which is significant in a WAV because wheelchair users get a rough ride in WAVs often created by the conversion and not the car. The Titanium model of the Connect or the Grand Connect is admired as it matches many high specification standard cars, so it gets the thumbs up from us.

SMV Conclusion: The Ford Connect Titanium specification dwarfs almost every WAV on the market. A wheelchair user can most often be accommodated easily within the well planned and generous space inside this deceptively sized wheelchair accessible vehicle. It has excellent suspension and an awe-inspiring turning circle too. The economical and powerful 1.5 turbo diesel with almost 120bhp is a delightful surprise and, coupled with a full-auto gearbox, is an absolute pleasure to drive. The Ford Connect, Grand or otherwise, is excellent value for money.

Why not give Southern Mobility Vehicles a call if this WAV isn’t quite right for you. We are independent WAV advisors, so you will get the best of all worlds, whatever your wheelchair access needs are. Whether you are looking for a new Motability WAV, a Nearly New Motability WAV, a short term hire, or an outright purchase, we are the WAV dealer to call first. We are here to help; we know how hard it is to be confident you are buying the right mobility vehicle for your needs.

Accessibility Experience
  • Fully remote side entry for complete wheelchair user independence
  • A compact 70cm automated ramp allowing kerb entry straight into the vehicle
  • The short ramp allows wheelchair users to enter and exit this WAV in disabled parking spaces
  • Lowering suspension to allow even greater and speedier access for wheelchair users
  • Can be a wheelchair passenger upfront or a wheelchair driver WAV or both
  • Two standard vehicle rear seats that fold down with a cleverly designed footrest
  • A real boot as per the original vehicle build for luggage and storage
  • Switches for the lowering suspension, electronic handbrake and for operating the wheelchair access door and ramp to hand on the dashboard
Driver and passenger experience
  • Seat upholstery: cloth
  • Air conditioning
  • Electrically heated windscreen
  • Driver seat: individual type with seat back table, passenger seat: individual type, folding with seat back table ; seat folds to table
  • Front electric windows with one-touch on one window, rear electric windows
  • Alloy & leather multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
  • Front and rear wheels: 16 inch alloy rims ; width: 6.5 inches 40.6 and 16.5
  • Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
  • Turbo-charger
  • Independent strut front suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs, semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension with anti-roll bar and coil springs
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual featuring gear lever mounted on the floor
  • Hill holder
  • Speed limiter
  • Driver and passenger vanity mirror
  • Alloy look trim on dashboard and leather gearknob
  • Centre armrest between front seats
  • Centre armrest between rear seats
  • Floor console, full overhead console
  • Chrome/silver roof rails
  • Glass roof
  • Tyre kit
  • Automatic hazard lights
  • Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
  • Six speakers
  • Audio system with digital media card reader ; radio receives AM/FM/LW, digital and RDS
  • 12v power outlet located in boot/cargo section, front section and rear section
  • Front reading lights
  • Cup holders for front seats
  • Bluetooth includes phone connection and music streaming
  • Connections for USB (front) and auxiliary audio devices (front)
  • Text to speech / speech to text
  • Analogue & digital dashboard
  • Voice activating system includes audio player and includes phone
  • Telematics Via own phone with tracker system and advanced automatic collision notification , requires 0.00 , includes 99 months subscription
  • Media control
  • Rear radar-type parking distance sensors
  • Halogen low beam halogen high beam headlights with complex surface lenses
  • Headlight controlsystems: dusk sensor and height adjustment
  • Privacy glass on the rear window and on the rear side windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Day time running lights
  • Body colour power door mirrors/cameras ; heated
  • Electrically foldable mirrors
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Electronic traction control
  • Drivers airbag, passengers airbag with de-activation switch
  • Stability controlsystem
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist system
  • Low tyre pressure indicator with rim mounted sensor
  • Anti collision system which activates brake lights and brakes at low speed and includes brake assist and visual/acoustic warning
  • Cruise control
  • Particle filter system
  • Ventilation system with air filter combustion
  • Cornering lights/kerb illumination
  • Tinted glass
  • LED day time running lights
  • Heated washers
  • Cornering brake control

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

Our exclusive and comprehensive Autoguard Nationwide All Mechanical and All Electrical Premium Warranty and Breakdown Assist cover always runs for 3 years and includes:

Full Breakdown Assist to include Roadside Recovery, Onward Travel, Home Start and Accident recovery

Unlimited Number of Warranty Claims on unlimited mileage

Maximum individual claim limit of £2400 including VAT

Breakdown & Recovery 24 Hours a Day/365 Days a Year 

Key WAV component cover Included

Parts and Labour are included

Continental warranty repair cover

A Free Downloadable Autoguard Contract Holder App

Transferable to a New Owner if sold Privately


Our warranty also covers you for - In Car Entertainment Systems, Air Conditioning, Driver Interface Systems, EGR Valves, Catalytic Converter and Fuel Injectors, Misfuelling Cover and Broken or Lost Key Cover 

For new WAVs you will get our exclusive and comprehensive WAV only warranty to run alongside your manufacturer’s warranty

Your Warranty & Rescue booklet

We have partnered with disability insurance specialists, Fish Insurance, who can offer Disability Car Insurance policies specifically to cover disabled drivers, adapted cars, and WAVs.

Options for any driver cover, as well as policies for non-drivers, so you can insure the vehicle in your name and it be driven by yourself, family, friends, or carers

Cover for the repair and replacement of adaptations to your car that you’ve told Fish about

Free courtesy car while your car is being repaired at one of Fish’s approved garages (or up to £700 mobility allowance if a suitable car isn’t available)

If your car is stolen, any settlement will take into account any modifications that you’ve told Fish about

Cover for accidental damage to other people’s property or injury to others up to £20m (and up to £5m per claim)

Lifetime guarantee on repairs. If you maintain the vehicle to the manufacturer’s schedule, any repairs carried out by approved repairers are guaranteed while you own the car

Protection up to £2,500 for wheelchairs or other mobility aids being transported in your car

To get a tailored quote, call 0333 331 3869 and quote code 2487.

As with any policy, limits and exclusions apply. For full details of the cover provided by Fish Insurance, click here.

Southern Mobility Vehicles ltd is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Fish Administration Limited. Fish Insurance is a trading style of Fish Administration Ltd. Fish Administration Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number 310172. Fish Administration Ltd is registered in England & Wales. Company Registration Number 4214119. Registered Office: Rossington’s Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Fish Administration Ltd is part of the PIB Group.

Height 1852mm
Width 1835mm
Length 4825mm
Fuel Consumption
Combined MPG 56.5
Extra Urban MPG 60.1
Urban Cold MPG 52.3
Power (BHP) 118
Maximum Speed (mph) 104
Torque (Nm) 270
Engine and Drivetrain
Cylinders 4
Driven Axle FRONT
Engine Capacity (cc) 1499
Forward Gears 5
Emissions (CO2) 129
Engine Euro Status 6
Seats 3
More information
  • Euro NCAP crash test results: Overall: 5.00, Adult occupant: 94.00, Child occupant: 85.00, Pedestrian: 62.00, Safety assist: 70.00, Version tested: Ford Tourneo Connect 1.6 Trend 5dr Mini MPV, Date tested: 27 Nov 2013
  • Power: (from primary fuel) 88 kW , 120 HP ISO @ 3,600 rpm; , 270 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
  • External dimensions: 4,418mm long, 1,835mm wide, 1,852mm high, 139mm ground clearance, 2,662mm wheelbase, 1,568mm front track, 1,585mm rear track, 11,300mm turning circle (kerb to kerb), 11,700mm turning circle (wall to wall), 173.9 inches long, 72.2 inches wide, 72.9 inches high, 5.5 inch ground clearance, 104.8 inch wheelbase, 61.7 inch front track, 62.4 inch rear track and 37.1 foot turning circle (kerb to kerb)

Please note that some vehicles specification may not match the manufacturer supplied information due to the nature of vehicles being converted for wheelchair accessibility. Please ask us to check anything that is important to you.

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