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Ford dives in to help GOSH British Gas swimathon by supplying Tourneo Custom van

Published on Tuesday 04 June 2013 in Van News

Ford has teamed up with British Gas to supply it with one of its new Ford Tourneo Custom vans, where it will be used in the Swim Britain challenge to raise £1 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

The water-themed Ford Tourneo Custom - a long wheelbase model - is powered by a 125PS 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine, and has been fitted with nine seats, a 230-volt power converter and Ford's satellite navigation system.

Ford's support for the charity follows British Gas recently adding 520 new Ford Transit vans to its fleet, opting, it says, for the van, due to its class-leading economy and low emissions.

British Gas has chosen wisely with its support from Ford. The Ford Tourneo Custom has had plenty of glowing reviews from the press, it offers masses of space, yet doesn't miss out on modern technology.

The new Tourneo takes the Ford Transit's platform and adds two rows of seats to create a family friendly passenger van. We think that the Tourneo's key selling point is space - lots of it. It's much longer and wider than the old model, with masses of leg, shoulder and headroom in every one of the nine seats.

Well done to Ford on supporting such a worthy cause and good luck to all those Swimming Britain this summer!