It takes the guise of a people carrier with seating for eight people but these seats can also be removed to turn it into a fully fledged commercial van.

Ford will be unveiling the Tourneo Custom Concept at the Geneva Motor Show next month and they have released the first photos and initial details ahead of the event.

It previews the new look for the next generation Transit vehicle that the brand will be introducing to Europe and Asia, but not North America. It takes the guise of a people carrier with seating for eight people but these seats can also be removed to turn it into a fully fledged commercial van.

It features the company's SYNC voice-activated, in-car connectivity system as well as state of the art driver assist systems and ECOnetic Technologies.

Ford plans to reveal the full production versions of the Tourneo Custom Concept before the end of this year and there will be a choice of two body styles: short-wheel-base (SWB) and long-wheel-base (LWB).

Power will come from an updated version of the new 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine that features Auto-Stop-Start technology. There will be three-power levels available that generate between 100 PS (73 kW / 99 hp) and 155 PS (114 kW / 153 hp), all of which will be mated with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive system.

Further details are available in the press release below.

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