A 123bhp 1.0-litre turbo petrol Ecoboost engine, as powers the Fiesta, will be offered first. This can be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.
No diesel powertrain, as is offered on the Puma, will be offered.
Armed with these car-derived underpinnings and powertrains, the Tourneo Courier will in effect serve as the new entry point into Ford’s European car line-up, based on the fact that the previous version started from around £5000 less than the Puma when it was revealed in 2019.
With the Puma currently starting at about £25,000, it seems likely that the ICE version of the new baby Tourneo will hit the market at nearer £20,000. Official pricing has yet to be confirmed.
It will be well placed to do battle with the quartet of technically identical small-van-derived MPVs offered by Stellantis: the Citroën Berlingo, Fiat Doblò, Peugeot Rifter and Vauxhall Combo Life.