Ford has announced a modern day facelift on the extremely successful Transit Custom.
The Ford Transit has been a top-selling van in the UK for years. This new generation is set to take the Ford Transit Custom to a new level. It will no doubt be a necessity amongst today’s environmentally friendly, and economically conscious, van drivers. Especially given the change in law across the UK regarding diesel engines.
The New Ford Transit Custom arriving early 2018
We will be taking orders for this New Ford Transit Custom by the end of the year.
So, what has changed?
A Safer 2018 Ford Transit Custom.
Ford has safety in mind, the 2018 Ford Transit Custom Base additional features include:
- Intelligent Speed Limiter
- Traffic Sign Recognition system
- Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert
Inside the New Transit Custom:
The New Ford Transit Custom has an attractive new style which boasts an array new technology.
The cab has been completely redesigned, the dash looks modern and the entire cab provides you with masses of storage space and compartments. Much thought has gone into creating a ‘mobile office’ for drivers on the road. You can even use an A4 hanging file in the glove compartment. so there’s no excuse to be unorganised!
If you’re looking at the higher spec trim, you’ll be impressed with the 8.0 inch touch screen central display which is a huge improvement on the current smaller screen.
Ford hasn’t overlooked the necessities either. Extra cup holders and more comfortable, supportive, and durable seats guarantee a comfortable ride.
Outside the New Transit Custom:
Outside, the changes are clear to see.
HID Xenon headlights have been slimmed down and appear more modern. You may recognise the striking, ‘trapezoid grille’, which has been influenced by the Ford Car range. It gives the front end a drastic new look.
Under the Bonnnet of the New Transit Custom
The release of the 2018 Transit Custom will welcome efficient new Econetic and Plug-in Hybrid electric versions.
The Econetic has an official fuel economy figure of almost 50mpg.
The Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle will deliver several miles of emissions-free driving. You can read more about the Plug-In Hybrid version here.
The new Custom will be available with a smoother, more efficient 2.0-litre diesel engine. Available with either 105hp, 130hp or 170hp, all of which meet the stringent Euro 6 emissions requirements.
Ford Transit Custom Econetic
With emphasis being on fuel efficiency and lower CO2, 2018 will also see the launch of a Ford Transit Custom ECOnetic Version.
Based on the 105bhp, this super-efficient model has been calibrated and claims to emit a mere 148g/km whilst returning an impressive mpg of 49.6. This is achieved with a speed limiter, acceleration control, low rolling resistance tyres and a start-stop engine.
2018 Transit Custom Specifications.
We can only assume at the moment that the Base, Trend and Limited models will remain. What we do know is that a variety of Sports models will be available.
Practicalities have stepped up. The maximum payload has been confirmed at a massive 1450kg, as well as a useful load-through hatch within the bulkhead and the helpful collapsible roof rack for carrying those longer or awkward items.
What will the 2018 Ford Transit Custom Cost?
No official figures have been released yet. If you are interested to find out more, register your interest wit Swiss Vans today. As information becomes available, we can keep you updated and provide finance lease and cash price quotes as soon as we are able.