From £296.00 +VAT per month

Ford Transit Custom Lease

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The Ford Transit Custom combines award-winning design and engineering with state-of-the-art technology for outstanding functionality and reliability. Whether you’re setting off on a cross-country road trip or heading to work with a van full of tools, the Transit Custom offers an unparalleled experience. It’s the ultimate workhorse that’s also a great family vehicle, turning a utility van into something you can’t wait to drive. From its engine power to its comfort or carrying capacity, the Transit Custom has something for everyone.

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The Ford Transit Custom is great whether as a panel van for cargo or a DCiV for 6 seats plus a cargo area behind. At Swiss, we offer an affordable Ford Transit Custom lease and a wide range of vans. You can choose from short or long wheelbase and two roof heights; the LWB, high-roof model has 8.3m3 capacity!

Ford also have engine choices, with horsepower from 105hp to 185hp on their 2.0-litre TDCi EcoBlue turbodieselplus an EcoBlue hybrid and plug-in variant. You’ll have options with trim too; we specialise in the Limited, Trail, Active, and Sport.

You can fully customise your van and even go for our fantastic upgrades if the idea of a modified Ford Transit Custom appeals to you.

Give us a call to chat about the Transit Custom or our Ford Transit Custom lease; we’ll get you on the road (almost) before you know it.


Finance Options

Lease Purchase, Hire Purchase

Styling Packs


Body Type

Panel Van, Crew Van (DCIV), Kombi


Manual, Automatic


Leader, Trend, Limited, Trail. Active, Sport

*some of the photos could present our WASP and Hornet upgraded versions.



£ 296 00+VAT Monthly


  • Initial Payment: £3,000 +VAT
  • Contract Type: Finance Lease
  • Contract Length: 60 months
  • Final Payment: £10,200 +VAT
  • Maintenance: No
  • Paint: Solid
  • Trim Level: Limited
  • Styling Pack: No

*price based on factory order



Ford supply the engineering excellence; let us supply the flair. Transform the look and feel of your Ford Transit Custom with one of our amazing styling packs. With a great combination of internal and external features and accessories, you can customise your van, reflect your personality, and elevate your driving experience to something even more special.

Have a look at our great range of styling packs and choose your favourite. With multiple combinations of splitters, spoilers, sidebars, and grilles, not to mention leather upgrades and steering wheels, you’re sure to find the perfect mix for you.


With the Ford Transit Custom WASP styling pack, you can get a gorgeous look for a brilliant price. Turn your everyday van into something special with 18” alloys, a front WASP splitter, rear spoiler, sidebars, and a range of optional extras like roof styling rails and interior leather. The WASP is one of our original upgrade kits, and it’s still around for the simple reason that it’s fantastic! Super style at a super price.

£3000 +VAT down | 60 x £334 +VAT | £10,525 + VAT final  | +RFL



The Ford Transit Custom Hornet pack from Swiss Vans adds incredible sporty style to the superb Transit Custom. The perfect lower-cost alternative to Ford’s Sport trim, the Hornet upgrade gives you the edgy look you want without emptying your wallet. Make your eminently practical van extraordinarily stylish with 18” alloy wheels, a front Hornet splitter, rear spoiler, side skirts, and a rear skirt apron with mock exhaust. You can even go a little further with optional 20” alloys, a front FORD grille, roof bars, leather, a reversing camera … the choices are almost endless.

£3000 +VAT down | 60 x £354 +VAT | £10,525 + VAT final | +RFL


Get the look that Ford love so much they use it themselves. Our WASP ICE styling pack for the Ford Transit Custom is a gorgeous addition to your van for super curb-appeal and an aesthetic you’ll adore. One of its main features is its striking, black-painted roof, and this is combined with 18” alloys, a front WASP ICE splitter, sidebars, and a rear spoiler. If all that’s not quite enough, you can upgrade to 20” alloys, a customer leather interior, and lowering springs, to name but a few options. Build your gorgeous custom van on Ford’s time-tested workhorse.

TRANSIT CUSTOM WASP ICE PANEL VAN Lease: £3000 down | 60 x £359 | £10,525 + VAT final | +RFL

The Ford Transit Custom is a brilliant van. It’s Parkers’s 2021 Van of the Year, and it’s a reliable, well-built, and much-loved workhorse whatever your needs. If you’ve already decided that the Transit Custom is the van for you (maybe even with one of our amazing WASP, WASP ICE, or Hornet upgrades), you might be wondering what finance options are available. There are a few, so I’ll do my best here to demystify them.

The first thing to understand is that Ford, unlike VW and Mercedes, tends not to offer finance options for personal customers. At the moment, if you want a Transit Custom that you can keep long-term and you’re not a business of any kind, you’ll be looking at an outright purchase or possibly hire purchase. Luckily, we have great deals on cash sales here at Swiss! However, if you need finance, and you’re not bothered about keeping the van in the long term, you could consider contract hire.

Contract Hire

This could be described as a long-term rental. There are stipulations for the maximum permitted mileage, and when you hand the van back at the end of the agreed hire term, it will be subject to an inspection. If you’ve gone over your allotted mileage or the van is damaged in any way, you might be required to pay an additional fee. The length of the term, once agreed, is non-negotiable, so you won’t be able to get out of it early for any reason.

Payments have VAT added on top, so if you are arranging contract hire as a business and you’re VAT-registered, you can claim that VAT back quarterly. Contract hire is a good way of spreading business costs out over the year as what you’re spending on the van could be seen as putting money against your tax bill.

You can opt for contract hire whether you’re a personal or business customer.

Finance Lease

With Ford, this is only available for business customers. A finance lease is a lease with a “balloon” payment at the end: this is a large chunk of the value put to the end of the agreement to make the monthly repayments more affordable. A finance lease can be arranged over a longer term (5 years) than contract hire; this helps keep the payments down. You’re also allowed to sell the vehicle at any time and clear the agreement. The mileage limits are estimated, so while there are no additional charges for doing more miles than you initially thought, it may affect the vehicle’s future value.

As with contract hire, finance lease payments have VAT added on top, and this can be claimed back. It’s also a good way of spreading expenses over the year.

At the end of a finance lease, the vehicle is sold back to us or to a third party, and, if you’ve looked after the van well, you can often make enough from that sale to cover the deposit on your next van. It’s worth mentioning here that our upgraded vans retain their value much better than the non-upgraded models.

Lease Purchase

Again, with Ford, this is only available to business customers: specifically, those with a limited company. This is an ownership scheme with a final balloon payment. You get to keep the van at the end of the term, so it’s great if you want to do a conversion or you just would prefer not to change vans every few years.

If you’re VAT-registered, you have to pay the VAT portion of the vehicle’s cost as your deposit to be able to claim it back in the following quarter. The lease purchase scheme allows you to offset your tax bill with the entire cost of the van in the first year of the lease, so it’s great for those businesses with large profits who want to reduce their tax bills a little.

Hire Purchase

This is an ownership scheme with no final balloon payment. It’s generally only available to businesses, sole traders, or limited companies, but at Swiss, we can arrange hire purchase for personal customers too. As there is no large, final payment, monthly payments on hire purchase plans can be expensive.

The VAT and tax rules are the same as with lease purchase: if you’re VAT-registered, you need to pay the full VAT on the van as your deposit to claim it back in the next quarter, and you can offset that year’s tax bill with the full cost of the van.

In General

All of the plans apart from hire purchase are guided by mileage. A low-mileage balloon lease plan (10k miles per annum) would incur lower monthly payments but a higher balloon payment at the end as this represents what the finance company expect the vehicle to be worth at the end of the finance term. A higher-mileage plan would have higher monthly payments but a lower balloon.

Hopefully, things are a little clearer now with regard to the various possibilities for Ford Transit Custom finance here at Swiss Vans. But if you’re still unsure or you’d like any more information about the various options, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly sales team will be happy to go through the finer points of Ford finance with you, and we’ll do our best to make sure that you find the best solution for your needs.

Example Ford Transit Custom Lease Prices

Based on Factory Orders



£ 309 +VAT monthly
  • Lease Term: 60 Months
  • Annual Milage: 10,000
  • Deposit: £3000 +VAT
  • Balloon: £11,800 +VAT
  • Engine: 130BHP
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Trim Level: Limited



£ 314 +VAT monthly
  • Lease Term: 60 Months
  • Annual Milage: 10,000
  • Deposit: £3000 +VAT
  • Balloon: £10,900 +VAT
  • Engine: 130BHP
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Trim Level: Limited



£ 319 +VAT monthly
  • Lease Term: 60 Months
  • Annual Milage: 10,000
  • Deposit: £3000 +VAT
  • Balloon: £11,975 +VAT
  • Engine: 130BHP
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Trim Level: Limited
Transit Custom Leader


Entry Level Trim
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Door Mirrors with Blind Spot Eliminator and Integrated Side Indicator
  • Remote-Controlled Door Locking
  • Multi-Piece Rear Bumper
  • Sliding Load Door at Passenger Side
  • Halogen Headlights with Courtesy Delay
    Mudflaps at Front and Rear
  • 15″ Steel Wheels with Half Caps (260, 280 And 300 Series)
  • 16″ Steel Wheels with Half Caps (320 And 340 Series)
  • DAB/AM/FM audio with 4.2” TFT screen including 2 USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity with emergency assistance (ICE Pack 17, mandatory option)
  • Electrically operated front windows
  • Trip computer
  • 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with armrest
  • Height- and reach-adjustable steering column
  • Two 12-volt power outlets
  • Stowage box over instrument cluster with 12-volt power outlet
  • Two bottle holders (2 litres)
  • Glovebox with A4 file storage capacity
  • Lights for Load space compartment
  • Lift-up cushion and under-seat storage (excludes 280 DCiV) for Passenger Seats
  • Economical Driving with Gearshift Indicator light
  • Dual front passenger seats
  • Full-width DIN/ISO-compliant metal bulkhead with a load-through facility (Panel Van only)
  • Heated and Electrically operated door mirrors
  • Heated windscreen with QuickClear function
  • Low-Level sensor for Washer fluid
Ford Transit Custom Trend


All Leader features +
  • Body Colour Power-Foldable Door Mirrors
  • Front Bumper and Rear Bumper End Caps with Body Colour
  • Fog Lights at Front
  • Full Wheel Covers
  • Parking Distance Sensors at Front and Rear
  • Automatic Projection Halogen Front Headlights
  • Front-Wipers with Rain Sensors
  • Static Cornering Lights and LED Daytime Running Lights
  • DAB / AM / FM Radio with Two USB Ports, 8″ Colour TFT Multi-Touch Screen, Emergency Assistance
  • Cruise Control with
  • Adjustable Speed Limiter
  • Instrument Panel Dimmer
  • 8-Way Adjustable Driver’s Seat with Armrest and Lumbar Adjust
  • Lockable Glovebox
  • Dual Front Passenger Seat with Fold-Out Table (Excludes 280 Dciv)
  • Heated Windscreen with QuickClear Function
  • Easy Clean Load Floor (Panel Van Only)
  • Steering Wheel with Leather Trim
  • Map Reading Lights
  • Low-Level Sensor for Washer Fluid
Transit Custom Limited


All Trend features +
  • Bodyside Mouldings in Body Colour
  • Body Colour Front, Side and Cargo Door Handles
  • Chrome Front Grille Surround
  • Sliding Load Door at Driver’s Side (Double Cab-In-Van Only)
  • Body Colour Rear Bumper
  • 16″ Alloy Wheels with Locking Wheel Nuts
  • Heated Front Seats
    Gear-Shift Knob with Leather Trim
  • Dual Front
  • Passenger Seat with Fold-Out Table (Excludes 300 L2 Dciv)
  • Load Area Protection Kit
  • Interior Air Conditioning
  • Front Passenger’s Airbag With Deactivation
  • Lane-Keeping Alert with Driver Alert
  • Rear-View Camera with Trailer Hitch Assist
  • Auto High Beam
Ford Transit Custom Trail


All Trend features +
  • 16″ ten spoke, Ebony alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts
  • Unique Trail front grille with FORD lettering 
  • Power-foldable  heated door mirrors with body colour housings
  • Side and rear Trail decals in Crystalline Black
  • Plastic painted rear bumper in Crystalline Black
  • Manual air conditioning 
  • Leather seat trim
  • Washer fluid low-level sensor
  • Lane-Keeping Alert with Driver Alert
  • Rear-View Camera with Trailer Hitch Assist
  • Auto High Beam
  • High series instrument cluster
Ford Transit Custom Active


All Limited features +
  • Unique Active Style Front Grille
  • Colour Keyed pack with satin nickel insert
  • Accent colour exterior mirror finish
  • Front bumper with body colour lower accent
  • 17″ Mini Spare Wheel
  • Unique 17″ 5 Spoke Alloy wheel
  • Silver Roof Rails
  • Leather Seats with Unique Bossing
Ford Transit Custom Sport


All Limited features +
  • Sport Styling Kit 
  • 17″ Alloy Wheels with Bright/Machined Black Finish On 310/320 GVM
  • Rear-View Camera with Trailer Hitch Assist
  • 18″ Alloy Wheels On 290 GVM (Van Only)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Dual Front Passenger’s Seat with Fold Out Table (Panel Van)
  • Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Lane-Keeping Alert with Driver Alert
    Single 8-Way
  • Adjustable Front Passenger’s seat
  • High Series Instrument Cluster


We partner with Hell 4 Leather to deliver comfortable and exceptional leather customizations for your vehicle.

If you wish to add a touch of personalization to the upholstery and interior of your vehicle, you can opt for customized leather fittings by Hell 4 Leather for your excellent new vehicle.

You can choose between a wide variety of stitches, leather types, and colours, to perfectly match the interior of your vehicle to your preferences.

With striking and exciting options to choose from, we ensure that you will love every drive and feel like a million pounds every time you step into your vehicle.

Leather Upgrades:

  • Add a customized logo or branding to the upholstery.
  • We offer six different stitch styles and exclusive patterns, including Cross, Bentley, Oval and others.
  • Select between many different leather types such as the standard Scratch and Stain Resistant Robust Leather, Comfortable Nappa Leather, or Mock Suede and 30 different colours.
  • For a 5-seater variant, the primary cost starts from £1500 (Nappa Leather – £2999), with reduced prices for two and three-seater variants. Choose between
  • Twelve months guarantee on all leather Nationally which covers multiple situations such as the stitching coming apart or sagging but does not cover rips or stains.
  • You may also upgrade to a 3-year guarantee on some leathers for £399 (Van Leather Ordering Questions That We Might Ask)

Steerring Wheel Upgrades:


The primary variation between the three versions is in terms of seating capacity. The Panel Van variant offers three seats and exceptional load space. The Double Cab (or DCiV: Double Cab-in-Van) offers five seats and a decent, but reduced, load-carrying capacity. The Kombi Van variant offers nine seats, and while it can’t carry much cargo, you can fold down some of the seats for a bit more space.


There are plenty of options and upgrades available on each body type. For more information, please have a look at Styling Packs and Trims tabs or give our friendly sales team a call at Swiss today.

Ford offer a range of different vehicles under the Transit heading. From smallest to largest, there’s the Transit Courier, Transit Connect, Transit Custom, and Transit. The Transit Custom is Ford’s medium van, whereas the Transit is classed as a large van.


The Ford Transit is a great choice for anyone wanting a large, truly heavy-duty vehicle. It has a single engine variant with several different power outputs, and it’s available in two heights and two wheelbases. The Transit Custom is Ford’s most popular van. It’s packed with a plethora of features, accessories, and technology, and is a great choice for work or everyday life. Like the Transit, the Transit Custom comes in two different heights and two different wheelbases. It has one diesel engine with four power output choices, and there are also two hybrid versions.

DCiV is an abbreviation for Double Cab-in-Van, Ford’s Transit Custom version of the crew cab or crew van. It’s called a double cab because there’s a second row of seats behind the driver’s and main passengers’ seats, and in total, the DCiV provides seating for up to six people (driver + five passengers). While the cargo area is reduced from that of a standard panel van, the Transit Custom DCiV does still offer a decent capacity.

If you need the versatility to carry up to nine people or fill the van with cargo, the Transit Custom Kombi might be perfect for you. It’s available in different heights and wheelbase lengths, and the second and third row of 2+1 “flamingo” seats fold up and can even be removed entirely to give you optimum space inside the vehicle should you need to move more stuff than people. The Kombi is essentially more suited to carrying people than heavy loads — for example, there’s no bulkhead — but it’s a fantastically adaptable solution for those who need the flexibility it offers.

Ford have a long history of making steady and reliable vans that can handle more or less whatever you need them to. The Transit Custom is much-loved by businesses and families alike for its stability and strength, and with a range of new safety features, Ford’s renowned reliability is taken up a notch. From Lane-Keeping Alert and Cruise Control to Emergency Brake Assist and Roll Stability Control, Ford offer a wide range of standard and optional technologies to make your daily drive safer and easier.

The Transit Custom comes in two wheelbase lengths, L1 and L2, and two roof heights, H1 and H2. There are combined as L1H2, L2H1, etc. You can see the dimensions for each here.

For most people, the Limited trim offers the best value for money. Although it is a little more expensive than the trims before it, it comes with a great combination of features — such as air-conditioning, heated seats, and body-colour external elements — and a wealth of useful upgrade options. For more information on each of the different trims available, please see the Trims tab or contact our helpful sales team.

A finance lease allows you to pay a fixed rate per month for the vehicle over a predetermined period; the length of this period is decided based on your requirements. However, a finance lease does not offer complete ownership at the end of its term. This type of lease is generally the cheapest way to own a new vehicle, as you can choose the deposit amount and the length of the agreement. Usually, a finance lease has a “balloon” payment — a one-off, larger payment — at the end to make the monthly payments more affordable. All payments include the VAT, and registered individuals can claim their VAT back quarterly. With a finance lease, you also have the option to exchange the vehicle for a newer model before the lease period has expired, enabling you to renew your warranty and save on tax and VAT.


A hire purchase contract allows you to own the vehicle at the end of the contract’s term. You can pay the VAT as your deposit and then, if you’re VAT registered, you claim that VAT back during the next quarter.


With both a finance lease and hire purchase, you have the option to add upgrades to your vehicle such as leather seats, body kits, upgraded alloys wheels, etc., and spread the cost of those upgrades over your monthly repayments.

Your initial deposit depends on what you’d like to put down above the minimum deposit amount. With a finance lease agreement, you can deposit anything from the minimum upfront payment specified by the lease company (this amount is sometimes known as the initial rental payment) to half the value of the vehicle. The more you put down as a deposit, the lower your monthly payments will be. All payments are plus VAT, and this can be claimed back by VAT-registered individuals / businesses.


With a hire purchase contract, you must deposit at least 20% of the cost of the vehicle. This is equivalent to the VAT and can be claimed back if you’re VAT registered. You can, of course, deposit more than that 20%.

The Ford Transit Custom is equipped with a Euro 6 Ford EcoBlue 2.0-litre diesel engine available in:

  • 105hp (310 Nm, 77 kW)
  • 130hp (360 Nm, 96 kW)
  • 170hp (390Nm, 125 kW)
  • 185hp (415Nm, 136 kW)


There are also a EcoBlue Hybrid with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, and there’s a Plug-in Hybrid with a lithium-ion battery and a 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine as a supplementary power source and ranger extender.

7 reviews for Ford Transit Custom

  1. Paul

    Brilliant van, this is my second. The load-through hatch is great for copper / PVC pipes, everything stays organised and jobs are much easier. Comfortable to drive too and I’ve never had a breakdown with Ford. Service costs are reasonable also although the nearest Ford dealer is too far from me. Great van overall, would definitely recommend.

  2. Rhys

    I’ve got the panel version but I wish I bought the double cab. I don’t actually need that much space in the back and it would be good to fit more people in the van or just have more space that isn’t for cargo. There’s nowhere to put my dog when there are three people. Overall the van is ok, good Ford quality and no problems so far. I like the cab design and the new features, but my son complains about the middle seat being unheated. The new touchscreen is useful but maybe too many features, very easy to get distracted while driving. I’d probably buy Ford again but maybe think harder about what I need.

  3. Andy

    Not sure what to say really. The van’s ok, drives ok. I use it every day for work. It’s not the best looking van I’ve ever seen but does the job. No major problems although I worry about security, lots of reports of break-ins. I don’t leave tools in overnight just in case. Upgraded to alloys which I like. The touchscreen is good but doesn’t work when my hands are wet. Plenty of room in the back so no worries there. Decent van, does what it says.

  4. Alex

    I wanted a Transit Custom Sport but it was too expensive so I bought the Hornet from Swiss Vans. Awesome style for way less money so I’m happy! It’s a great van and definitely stands out from all the others on the site. Good to drive around town and on motorways, I do maybe 4 long journeys every month and so far it’s all good. I load it up too and no problems with pulling the weight, the van has plenty of power when it needs it. I’ve got the manual gearbox but maybe I’ll try auto next time, give my foot a rest lol. Great van anyway thanks guys.

  5. Peter

    Maybe should have bought VW, this van runs ok but not very comfortable and I don’t like the style, it looks like a box. Also it’s bumpy when the back is empty. Ford service good tho

  6. Ian

    I’ve had Ford vans for years and still love them. They just keep getting better. Lots of great new tech for safety concerns, and the touchscreen display is fantastic, so convenient. They’ve improved the cab design in recent models which is great. I’ve had a few minor breakdowns over the years but never anything major, and Ford have always been pretty good with customer service. No major issues anyway, and that’s saying something for three decades of Ford vans. I drive almost every day and my van is always ready to go. Load capacity is excellent too; I think I’ve only used my roof rails twice in the last 10 years. Definitely worth buying if you need reliability and a solid build. I have no complaints really. I had a break-in on an older van but have had no problems more recently with the better locks. Keep at it Ford!

  7. Simon

    Love the Hornet style, not really great on the van itself. It looks amazing, but the driving experience is just not what I expected. Fully loaded the van is fine, empty and it bounces around. My local Ford garage has been painfully slow to fix a few issues (tracking, touchscreen problem, radiator hose leak) they seem more interested in fleet customers than sole traders like myself. It’s not a bad van and it does the job, but next time I’ll think of another make. Probably still go for the Hornet though.

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At Swiss Vans, we believe that finding the right vehicle for the job lays the foundation for success. That’s why we offer the best deals and contracts to businesses and clients across the UK. Whether you’re looking at leasing or hiring the versatile Ford Transit Custom van, we can supply you with a fantastic vehicle, straight from the factory floor to your door.

With a wide variety of customisation options and upgrades from which to choose, you can create the combination that perfectly meets your needs, and you can do it with a versatile vehicle that’s among the best in its class.

Thanks to our quick processing and delivery times, leasing or hiring a Ford Transit Custom van with Swiss Vans is a breeze. We also offer extensive consultation and fantastic customer service to help you make the best choice.

Contact us today and get the wheels rolling!

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