The Ford Transit Custom Trail was built for those who need a reliable van for difficult road conditions. The Trail version of the bestselling van of 2020 is equipped with a mechanical limited slip differential that provides extra traction in extreme situations. In terms of its trim, the Trial comes with an “off-road” style body kit, a raptor style grille and black 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Trail trim is available for all vehicles from the Ford Transit Custom range, which means that you can choose from a panel van, a double cab, a kombi or a more passenger-oriented Tourneo. The Trail DCIV (double cab in van) is offered in two lengths, L1 or L2, and one height (H1). The panel van is also available with an H2 roof.
The trail has one sliding door as standard, but a two-side version is available as an option, as well as a tailgate. All panel vans come with a bulkhead as standard.
Inside, the Ford Transit Custom Trail comes with leather upholstery as standard, as well as air conditioning, a Quickclear windscreen and a Sync3 touch-screen. With the built-in CarPlay and Android Auto, you can use your phone apps, like Google Maps, on the vehicle screen.
The Trail uses a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine with either 130 or 170 BHP. The less powerful option is enough in most cases, but if you need a bit more power with a full payload, you should get the 170 BHP version. Whichever engine you choose, it comes with mLSD which is designed by Quaife and has been proven in hot hatches like the Ford Fiesta ST and the Ford Focus ST. It directs power to the wheel to give you a better grip, which gives you a better chance to cope on slippery grass or mud. The Ford Transit Custom Trail is not a proper off-road van, however; if you’re looking for something 4wd, our VW Transporter 4motion with our Swamper pack will be a better option.
Ford Transit Custom Full Swamper
From £600 a month or £39,000 + VAT
A hand finished van with an upgraded suspension built to order.