The Ford Transit Custom Kombi. 8/9 seater The name is a bit weird as its derived from the German name Kastenwagen but in this case its more like a basic minibus. A true combination vehicle generally would only seat six people and have space for a tonne so if you want this look for a Double Cab In Van or Double Cab.
Ideal for large families who also have a business Factory order very rare to be a stock item This could change if demand increases
Seats up to 9 people as a flexible Minibus Glass all round Make sure you go for the 3300 KG version to ensure the payload is a tonne with the seats folded so you can claim back VAT if registered
Ford Transit Custom Spec & Models
Ford Transit Custom Trim Levels 5 Levels of trim. Its rare to see anything lower than the limited and these tend to lack aircon and colour coded bumpers as the main features. Leader Trend Sport WASP Hornet
Leader LeaderExterior features.Door mirrors with blind spot eliminator andintegrated side indicator.Daytime running lights.Remote central door locking. Passenger side sliding load door. Halogen headlights with courtesy delay. Front and rear mudflaps. Multi-piece rear bumper. 15″ steel wheels with half caps on 260, 280and 300 series.16″ steel wheels with half caps on 320 and 340 series. DAB/AM/FM audio with 4.2” TFT screen, 2x USB, Bluetooth with emergencyassistance (ICE Pack 17, mandatory option). Height- and reach-adjustable steeringcolumnTrip computerElectrically-operated front windows. 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with armrest. Two 2-litre bottle holders. Glovebox capable of A4 file storage. Two 12-volt power points. Dual front passenger seat with lift-upcushion and underseat storage (excludes280 DCiV). Loadspace compartment lights.Gearshift Indicator light – to aideconomical driving. Stowage box over instrument cluster with12-volt power point. Full-width DIN/ISO-compliant metalbulkhead with load-through facility.
Trend 40NotePlug-In Hybrid specifications are different, please seespecification tables.TrendExterior features in additionto Leader. Power-foldable door mirrors with bodycolour housings. Projector-style halogen headlights withstatic cornering lights and LED daytimerunning lights. Body colour front bumper and body colourrear bumper end caps. Front fog lights. Full wheel covers. Front and rear parking distance sensors. Rain-sensing front wipers. Automatic headlights. DAB / AM / FM radio with 2 x USB, 8″Colour TFT multi-touch screen, EmergencyAssistance, Ford Pass Connect*(embedded modem) (ICE Pack 21;mandatory option)Cruise control with Adjustable SpeedLimiter 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbaradjust and armrest. Dual front passenger seat with fold-outtable (excludes 280 DCiV).Quickclear heated windscreen. Leather-trimmed steering wheel. Lockable glovebox. Map reading lights. Easy Clean Load Floor (Van only). Instrument panel dimmer. Washer fluid low-level sensors.
Body colour bodyside mouldings. Body colour rear bumper. Body colour front, side and cargo doorhandles. Chrome front grille surround. 16″ alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts. Driver’s side sliding load door (DoubleCab-in-Van only). Dual front passenger seat with fold-outtable (excludes 300 L2 DCiV).Heated front seats.Leather-trimmed gearshift knob. Air conditioning. Front passenger’s airbag◊ with deactivationswitch. Load area protection kit
Sport SportExterior features in additionto Limited. Sport styling kit – includes front lowerbumper skirt with unique fog light bezel,body colour side skirts, rear bumper skirt,sports style bonnet and rear door/liftgatestripes, side stripes with Transit branding,and front and rear wheel arch extensionswith unique mudflaps 17″ alloy wheels with bright/machinedblack finish on 310/320 GVM. 18″ alloy wheels on 290 GVM (Van only). Rear-view camera with Trailer Hitch Assist. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Partial leather seat trim. Dual front passenger’s seat with fold outtable (Van). Single 8-way adjustable front passenger’sseat (DCiV) . Lane-Keeping Alert with Driver Alert. High series instrument cluster. Race Red, Chrome Blue and Orange Glowbody colours get black stripes with silveraccents..Frozen White, Shadow Black, Magnetic andMoondust Silver body colours get blackstripes with orange accents
Aircon, heated front screen, heated front drivers seat, SYNC 3 Stereo
16 alloys, twin barn rear doors, colour coded bumpers
2000cc six speed engine that is facory remapped from 130 to 185 PS Same engine, same drive train simply different Factory Map
Basic alarm and improved secuirty features and locks
Cruise control and intelligent speed assisst
LED Running lights and colour coded bumpers
Hill start assist to make driving easier and safer
Mudflaps, carpets, seat covers, paint sealant
Ford Transit Custom Limited WASP Pack And Hornet Pack
Side Bars – (Chrome or Black).
18” Alloy Wheels. You can upgrade to 20 but we advise against it and you will be asked to sign a disclaimer
Front WASP Splitter.
Optional reversing camera £449
Leather from £1499 see leather tab
We offer a range of leather upgrades that you can choose on most vans. We ask a larger deposit when ordering leather and of course it will need to be ordered and fitted so take a little longer.
Leather costs from £1500 to £2999 typically
Free leather design service from Hell 4 Leather. Once you have been accepted and a deposit taken our helpful team will guide you through leather ordering. Show you the range of colours, patterns and how to design something unique. We then send you a a mock up image of how your van leather will look. We take payment in full where leather deals are done as bespoke customised leather doesnt have much of a second hand market should you change your mind!
Based on 5 seater basic leathers from £1500 Its less obviously for a two or three seater van.
Upgrade to a fine Nappa leather shown with Hex and more complicated designs from £2999 for a 5 seater
12 months guarantee on all leather Nationally This covers stiching coming apart, sagging. It wont cover rips or stains of course. Upgrade to 3 year guarantee on some leathers for £399
Van Leather Ordering Questions That We Might Ask
Obviously the colour of the leather ! There are about 30 leather colours approx. Its great to be different but if you order a ‘Katie Price” its going to be worth less not more in 3 years !
The material. There is standard Robust Leather, Nappa Leather, Mock Suede The robust is the most popular as it resists stains and scratching more. Its like your sofa at home. But you cant beat the feel and smell of Nappa
The stich pattern. Cross, Bently, Oval, list is endless. Ask your account manager for a link to build your leather.
If you want a logo or any branding
Minibus Leasing. Swiss vans sell minibus from 8 seats up to 17 seats but there are a few things to consider as the cost of ownership rises sharply with a minibus. There are two main types and classes, up to 9 seats and over 9 seats.
9 Seater Minibus Leasing
In practise any 9 seater minibus will have three passengers in the front and it gets a little cramped so many taxi firms and authorities prefer an 8 seater so the driver can concentrate better.
The Road Fund License for a 8/9 seater can easily be £1200 a year, after all it is officially a bus.
LWB Minibus are more popular as it allows for a little luggage space behind the rear seats in most cases.
Some finance companies will not totally comfortable with a few professions such as self drive hire, taxi companies, airport run companies. So you need to be ready with facts and figures. Bank statements, accounts, and of course a reason for wanting a minibus in the first place. In many cases finance acceptance is easier without a final payment. No one will believe and rightly so that an airport transfer company does 10,000 miles a year ! What you don’t want is to be in a position of negative equity and in some cases drivers are in a van that is costing more in deprecation than they are actually taking in income.
If you are using the vehicle as a private hire some local authorities will have different rules to others. For example twin side loading doors
17 Seater Minibus
As with the 9 seater many prefer to sacrifice the middle seat for driver comfort and safety.
Again the RFL can be £1200 a month plus
Again LWB can accommodate slightly more luggage.
In most cases a Tachograph is required and a special drivers licence. Before you even ask for figures its a good idea to check on this. Can you actually drive a minbus ?
Again finance companies prefer small or no final payments
Again supporting paperwork really helps an acceptance e.g Bank statements Accounts Proof of a contract with a local authority such as a school or prison