We've already seen plenty of what the Geneva Motor Show will have in store for us in less than two weeks, but most of the confirmed debuts that were announced so far have generally been luxury or performance cars. Ford, on the other hand, will be showing off a couple of its new family-friendly models for European buyers to enjoy.

On the larger side of things, the full range of Tourneo vans (shown above) will be on display, including the introduction of the new Tourneo Courier model, but Ford will also be showing off the all-new EcoSport crossover, which is based on the automaker's Global B platform and will be positioned beneath the Kuga, better known here as the Escape. The subcompact EcoSport was originally unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show last April.
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FORD LAUNCHES FULL TOURNEO RANGE AND ALL-NEW ECOSPORT SUV IN GENEVA

-Ford executive vice president Stephen Odell will launch new vehicles and detail further product acceleration at the Geneva Motor Show

-Ford will reveal its full family of Tourneo people-movers with the global debut of all-new Tourneo Courier and show the all-new EcoSport for Europe

-The press conference at 13:45 CET (12.45pm UK time) on March 5 can be viewed at live.fordmedia.eu

GENEVA, Switzerland, 22 February, 2013 – Ford of Europe will launch new models for Europe and detail an accelerated product rollout at its news conference at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5.

Ford will showcase its full new family of Tourneo people-movers, with the global debut of the all-new Tourneo Courier, and display the all-new EcoSport compact SUV for Europe.

Ford executive vice president Stephen Odell and product development vice president Barb Samardzich will host the press conference on the Ford stand, in Hall 5, at 13:45 CET (12.45pm UK time).

The press conference can be viewed live or replayed at live.fordmedia.eu. News releases, photos, video and graphics will be available from geneva2013.fordmedia.eu from 07:00 CET (06.00am UK time) on March 5.


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      artandcolour2010
      • 1 Year Ago
      Angular, baby! I like it. It could be so much worse, ie the big Nissan van.
      th0mb0ne
      • 1 Year Ago
      This would be a great Aerostar. Way more functional than every stupid crossover and SUV.
      Ron McCord
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have driven the Ecosport 3 times now, I live in Colombia I like the look and the price is very competitve here although with the extra taxes it comes to around 29,000 dollars. It is between this and the Nissan Xtrail another car not found in the states. I think the Eco sport would sell well in the Us, instead they are selling the similar Chevy tracker/traxx as a underpowered Buick instead of its real use as a economy suv.
      KaBoomBOX
      • 1 Year Ago
      Isn't the Tourneo just the passenger version of the Transit?
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      Nexus7
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought Toyota has the most hideos front ends around (the 200x Camry had a face that belonged on a Hino truck), but this Ford, the Escape, ugh. What's all the extraneos lines all over. I've seen Coby radios that looked nicer. I'm glad Mazda and Volvo escaped Ford's clutches. Ford - horrible aesthetics is job number one (except for the FWD Cougar). No wait, bragging about not taking bailout money is job #1. No wait, making profits is #1. A good-looking car? Always an after-thought at Ford.
        XJ Yamaha
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nexus7
        You want some cheese with the whine?
          Nexus7
          • 1 Year Ago
          @XJ Yamaha
          Whine? I choose not to buy Ford after 1 bad experience, and mostly for the reasons stated. I have at least 20 other excellent options in each category. Oh you mean I'm whining about the aesthetic distress visited on me by ford everyday on the roads? No, you didn't mean that, because
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nexus7
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      whofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a good Econoline replacement for the US if they choose to sell it here.
        RZ-Civic
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
        I would peg it as more of an Aerostar replacement, but highly doubt it would make it to North America. After all, Ford already has the Transit Connect and the upcoming Transit, the latter of which is the Econoline / E-Series replacement. But should Ford eventually realize there is a market for a vehicle between the Transit Connect and Transit, bring it on.
        whofan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
        This looks bigger than the Transit unless it`s just the way the picture was taken?
          F_Monk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @whofan
          From what I understand, to put it in the common vernacular, the Transit is a "full-size" van, the Tourneo is "mid-size" and the Transit Connect is "compact".
          F_Monk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @whofan
          Oops, I was wrong. The Tourneo is basically the passenger version of the Transit in markets other than the U.S.
          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @whofan
          Actually, the line up is as follows: Transit Connect, Transit Custom, and Transit (full-sized). The latter two replace the various styles and wheelbases of the old Transit. The Tourneo has always been a more luxuriously appointed version of the standard Transit minibus configuration. This model is no exception.
      Dane Grant
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford is very silly if they do not bring over the EcoSport.... Not a huge fan of the spare wheel in the back, but where are they going to put it... really? I can see my skis on the roof...
      Les Foster
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this was rwd and ford could make the front end a little boxier, might make a good ranger (considering that ford wants to go unibody for the rumored replacement).
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