The Ford Transit Custom
The Ford Transit Custom – Not only a good looking van, an efficient, stylish, practical, affordable van, full of extras and readily available.
Growing in popularity, the Ford Transit Custom is the younger, better-looking brother of the Ford Transit.
Ford provide a good amount of options with this van. From the modestly priced base, through to the limited spec and sport, there is something for every depth of pocket.
The Efficient Ford Transit Custom
All Ford Transit Custom vans run with a new Ford EcoBlue TDCi engine under the bonnet.
These state of the art diesel engines have been designed by engineers to satisfy the stringent Euro6 emissions standards.
Although super efficient, there is no compromise on power or performance on the road. These vans perform outstandingly well, with super efficient fuel economy; as good as 46.3mpg with the start/stop option.
Annual running costs have also been cut. The service intervals have been increased to 36,000 miles or 2 years.
Dependant on what you do, and what role your van needs to play, there are three power outputs to choose from.
- 105ps – competent for light goods
- 130ps – running at full load
- 170ps – great for towing.
The Stylish Ford Transit Custom
Already a great looking van, there are lots of optional extras available including:
- Electrically-operated and heated door mirrors
- Quickclear heated windscreen
- Washer fluid low-level sensor
- Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation, Emergency Brake Assist and even Sign Recognition
- Rear-view camera with Trailer Hitch Assist
- Lane Keeping Alert
- High series instrument cluster
- Auto High Beam
The Sport model really goes to town and includes:
- Sport styling kit – includes front lower bumper skirt with unique fog light bezel, body colour side skirts, rear bumper skirt, sports style bonnet stripes, front and rear wheel arch extensions.
- 17″ 10-spoke black/machined alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
- Partial leather seat trim
If you appreciate the sporty look and have a budget which will allow, you need to take a look at our Ford Transit Custom WASP.
The Practical Transit Custom
The Ford Transit Custom is available as a panel van, a kombi, or the popular Double Cab In Van, as well as a choice of wheelbase length.
We’ve all had the embarrassment of filling up with the wrong fuel. No? Just me then!!
Eliminating this is the ‘Easy-Fuel capless refuelling system’ This feature is available as standard and protects against your apprentice filling up your TDCi Euro 6 with unleaded.
The clever design also means you don’t have to touch a dirty cap – gone are the days of your cheese sandwich tasting of diesel. Blurgh!
Another ingenious option is the fold away roof rack system. When not in use, this clever system can be folded flat so not to decrease fuel efficiency. Clever eh?
It performs well too and can carry up to 130kg (80kg on the Sport, but if you’re driving a Transit Custom Sport, the roof rack capabilities were probably at the bottom of your priority list when purchasing extras).
Although the Ford Transit Custom looks compact, appearances can be deceiving. The Custom has cargo space ranging from 6 cu.m to 8.3 cu.m. Optimising on the available load space, you can fit three euro pallets on the deck. A cleverly designed flip-up panel in the bulkhead gives you the option to increase the max load length into the storage area under the front passenger seat.
The Affordable Transit Custom
There really is a Ford Transit Custom to suit all budgets. The modest baseline is available from Swiss Vans for just £185 +vat per month. even at this entry level, there are things such as electric windows, ABS and power steering for a comfortable drive.
Gradually increasing by a few pounds a month, the Trend and Limited gather more toys. The Sport will really sting your budget, coming in at up to £350+vat per month. Ouch!
There’s less ‘sting’ in our Ford Transit Custom WASP. Available on the L1 and L2, and either the panel van of the DCIV. If sporty is the appearance you are going for, definitely take a look.
We have been modifying the Custom for a couple of years now. The Wheel and Styling Package is pretty awesome! More details can be found here.