Ford’s campervan unveiled – the Transit Custom Nugget
When you thought the Transit Custom couldn’t get any more versatile, they introduce their camper version of the UK’s best-selling van – the Ford Transit Custom Nugget.
Ford have teamed up with camper specialists, Westfalia, to launch their own motorhome conversion to add to their Transit Custom range. For years, tradespeople and couriers have reaped the rewards of the Transit Custom. But now, the Nugget can fulfil the desire of those adventurers who want a relaxing home from home.
What options are there with the Ford Transit Custom Nugget?
As with any Transit Custom vehicle, there is flexibility for the customer to ensure they can get the most out of their vehicle. There are two options; the Nugget and the Nugget Plus.
Both benefit from the fuel-efficient 2.0 litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engine while they have the Ford SYNC 3 entertainment system.
Sleeping up to four people, you can escape to wherever the road takes you with the partner and kids. The Nugget comes with a kitchenette, equipped with a sink, gas hob and refrigerator. There’s a bed in the roof which can either be a pop-up or a fixed option.
The Plus is a long wheelbase option offering an additional 36.7cm in length. This provides some extra space and stowage which allows for a built-in toilet and an extra hand basin. The high roof comes as standard with this option.
When is it available?
It’s already established itself in Germany – due to the popularity of the Nugget in this country and rising sales of brand new motorhomes, it will be launched across the rest of Europe in Spring 2019.
In 2017, brand new campervan sales exceeded 100,000 for the first time, growing by almost 15%.
Hans Schep, the general manager of Ford Europe Commerical Vehicles said: “More and more customers are recognising the freedom and fun that camper vans can offer, and we’re excited to be able to offer a greater number of adventure-seekers our Transit Custom Nugget, which is already much-loved in Germany,”
It is yet to be announced how much it will cost to get your hands on the new Ford Transit Custom Nugget and when it will be released. Watch this space.
Check out the Ford Transit Custom range at Swiss Vans here.