Transit Custom has always been renowned for its toughness, functionality and reliability.
Now it delivers an even wider range of refinements and clever technology to create not only one of the safest vans on the road but one of the most future proof ones too. The result: you can look forward to getting behind the wheel of a van that’s more refined and sophisticated than ever before.
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The New Transit Custom can effortlessly carry standard 8’ x 4’ boards flat on the floor or three euro pallets. Thanks to its convenient and innovative load-through storage area, it can also accommodate items up to 3.4m long (L2), without preventing you from using the front passenger seats. Overall, the van provides up to six cubic metres of loadspace with a bulkhead fitted, and that’s just the short wheelbase (L1) version: the long wheelbase (L2) offers up to 6.8 cubic metres. It has the widest side load door-opening of any vehicle of its type. And the sliding doors have a new mechanism which holds them securely open for loading.
An innovative roof rack simply folds flat when not in use. As well as saving you the hassle of bolting on and taking off a conventional rack, it lets you pass under 2m height restrictions (except for the 3,400 kilo Gross Vehicle Mass derivatives). It also helps save fuel because of reduced drag, and gives you a quieter ride with less wind noise.
Tie-down points are usually mounted on the floor. But they can be hard to get at when you’re trying to secure your cargo. So, Transit Custom has tie-down points positioned just above the floor on the side wall of the load space. This leaves the floor clear of obstructions, making access easier, eliminates dirt traps and allows for the new easy-clean load-floor liner. Additional fixing points are provided at waist and shoulder height, built into the structure of the vehicle, and can each take an impressive 30kgs of load.
Cross Traffic Alert is part of the new Blind Spot Information System. When you’re reversing out of a space and have limited visibility of the traffic situation, Cross Traffic Alert can detect oncoming vehicles and sound a warning. The technology illuminates a light in the wing mirror too (left or right depending on the direction of oncoming traffic), as well as displaying a warning on the multi-functional display.
The New Transit Custom now comes with Intelligent Speed Assist, designed to enhance your speed control, enabling you to concentrate on the road. First, the Traffic Sign Recognition camera automatically detects the current speed limit (when activated), then the system adjusts your maximum speed setting to that limit.
With Adaptive Cruise Control technology, you choose the speed you want to drive at and the system will maintain it. If the built-in RADAR sensor detects a vehicle ahead, it will slow your vehicle to maintain a pre-set distance. Once the road in front is clear, the system will accelerate to your chosen speed. Forward Alert is a technology that comes as part of Adaptive Cruise Control and is designed to warn you if you accidentally get too close to the vehicle in front.
The Blind Spot Information System uses RADAR sensors to see vehicles that may be hidden in your blind spot. They’re situated on either side of your New Transit Custom and alert you with an orange light, clearly displayed in the side door mirror.
With our advanced Ford EcoBlue 2.0 litre engines, the New Transit Custom is designed to meet the tough new Euro Stage 6 emissions standards, reducing emissions and cutting your running costs. These engines may be smaller than the 2.2 litre Duratorq engines, but remarkably they deliver more power.
Engineered to meet strict Euro6 emissions standards, the New Transit Custom’s Ford EcoBlue 2.0L TDCi engines are available in three power outputs: 105 PS/ 360 Nm, 130 PS / 385 Nm and 170 PS / 405 Nm. All combine outstanding performance and power with lower fuel consumption and emissions: from as low as 5.7L/100km (49.6 mpg) and 148g/km CO2
When you stop at traffic lights or your vehicle is idling in a queue, this technology can automatically switch off the engine (while still supplying power to essentials like the headlights, air-conditioning, radio and the Ford SYNC system). When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, or press the accelerator on an automatic, and the system restarts. Auto Start-Stop is particularly effective in town and city streets, where it can cut fuel consumption by up to 10% (urban cycle).