Ford Transit Luton Lease

Ford Transit Luton

From £549.00 +VAT per month

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Ford Transit 350 L4 Diesel RWD twin rear wheel 2.0 Ecoblue 130ps 

£3,000 +VAT Deposit |60 x  £549 +VAT | £11,000 +VAT Final Payment


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If you’re in the removal industry or your job requires you to carry bulkier loads, a Ford Transit Luton van or box van might be perfect for you. Based on the Chassis Cab version of the superb Ford Transit, the One-Stop Luton is available either in on the traditional Chassis Cab or the new Skeletal Chassis; it offers plenty of flexibility to help you get exactly the vehicle you need. Ford offers a range of factory Luton builds, and I’ll describe those here. Bear in mind that it’s also possible to get a third-party Luton conversion, so more details on that below.

Transit Luton Engines, Gearboxes, and Drive Systems

The Ford Transit Luton van is available with three different engine variants all based on the EcoBlue 2.0-litre diesel. There’s a 130hp, a 160hp, and a 170hp. Models with manual transmissions can also be upgraded to an EcoBlue Hybrid. This uses “mild hybrid electric vehicle technology”, or mHEV and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery to recover and store unused energy. That energy is then used to power some of the van’s electrics and support the engine, thereby reducing the van’s ecological footprint without compromising on power or performance. And of course, diesel engines are equipped with an AdBlue tank to reduce their dangerous particulate pollution from nitrogen-oxide emissions. It’s very easy to refill the tank yourself, but it’ll last you a lot of miles anyway.

In terms of gearboxes, the Transit Luton can have either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission depending on the overall configuration. It’s available in rear-wheel drive (RWD) or front-wheel drive (FWD); the latter offers additional payload over the RWD models, so it’s definitely worth considering if weight is an important factor for you.

While the AdBlue tank holds 24 litres — plenty given how slowly you’ll get through AdBlue — the fuel tank holds a decent 70 litres. To help the planet, all Transit Chassis Cab models are fitted with an automatic Start-Stop system. To help you, they also have Ford’s Easy Fuel capless refuelling system.

Ford Transit One-Stop Luton Features

There are slight differences between the standard Luton and the FWD versions, so I’ll briefly outline some of those features here.

FWD Luton

  • Available as a Chassis Cab or Skeletal Cab
  • 3.5m and 4.1m internal body length (depending on wheelbase)
  • Up to 19.8m3 of load volume
  • One-piece plywood floor, 15mm thickness and phenolic-resin bonded
  • 2-piece profile system for the box construction with no externally visible fixations
  • Aluminium-slat roller shutter with dead lock and Pull-Bar handle
  • Full-width, Hi-Viz alluvium rear step (in version without tail lift)
  • Fixation points for a tail lift on the steel door frame
  • 3 load-retention poles (telescopic)
  • Internal access grab handle (full height)
  • Translucent plastic roof

RWD Luton

  • Available as a Chassis Cab only
  • 3735-4118mm internal body length (depending on wheelbase)
  • 15.5m3 and 17.2m3 of load volume (depending on wheelbase)
  • One-piece plywood floor, 15mm thickness and phenolic-resin bonded
  • UPVC slat shutter, slam-shut and lockable
  • Full-width aluminium rear step
  • 3 load-retention poles (telescopic)
  • Internal access grab handle (full height)
  • Internal emergency rear-door release
  • Internal load-restraint rails, sidewall mounted
  • Overhead storage
  • Translucent plastic roof

Dimensions and Measurements

As mentioned above, the Transit Luton or Transit box van is available as a standard (Single) Chassis Cab or the Skeletal Chassis. Both are offered in wheelbases L2-L5, but the Lutons are usually built on an L3 or L4. Not all elements are available in all configurations, but I’ll give you an overview of those dimensions so you have a basic idea of what to expect. It’s worth noting that the Skeletal Chassis is FWD only.

L3 Chassis Cab
Overall length: 6022mm
Overall height: 2194-2214mm*
Wheelbase: 3954mm

L4 Chassis Cab
Overall length: 6579mm
Overall height: 2195-2215mm*
Wheelbase: 3954mm

Overall Width: 2474mm standard, 2746mm wide (wide available RWD only)
Width with mirrors folded in: 2112mm standard, 2119mm wide (wide available RWD only)

L3 Skeletal Chassis
Overall length: 5771mm
Overall height: 2201mm*
Wheelbase: 3750mm
(FWD only)

L4 Skeletal Chassis
Overall length: 5975mm
Overall height: 2200mm*
Wheelbase: 3954mm
(FWD only)

Overall Width: 2474mm standard, 2746mm wide
Width with mirrors folded in: 2112mm standard, 2119mm wide

*This is of course the overall height of the cab; the top of the Luton box will be higher.

GWVs and Payloads

What other manufactures tend to call the gross vehicle weight, or GVW, Ford call the the GVM: gross vehicle mass. Whichever term you prefer, it refers to the maximum weight that’s legally allowed for the vehicle. This includes the vehicle itself, the payload (cargo), the driver and any passengers, and the fuel, etc. The L3 and L4 wheelbases used for the Transit Luton come in GVMs of 350 and 470: that’s 3500kg / 3.5 tonnes and 4700kg / 4.7 tonnes.

The maximum amount of cargo you’re allowed to carry is known as the payload. Payloads on Luton vans are usually around the 1000-1250kg mark; the exact number will depend on the vehicle’s body / build and whether or not there’s a tail lift. While they can make life much easier, tail lifts do add a lot of weight!

Transit Luton Trim and Specifications

The Luton is a work vehicle, but you still need to be comfortable in the cab. Ford offers the Chassis Cab and Skeletal Chassis with the Leader trim, which includes:

  • Connection Radio with DAB, 4” TFT display, FordPass Connect, Bluetooth, 2x USB ports, iPod functionality, remote audio controls, and a GNSS fin antenna
  • Vehicle Maintenance Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Driver’s Airbag (option for passenger and curtain airbags)
  • Electric front windows
  • Driver’s seat (4-way adjustable) with cushion tilt and armrest
  • 2-way adjustable passenger’s seat
  • MyKey
  • Seatback table (fold down)
  • Headlights with courtesy delay
  • Indicators in the door mirrors
  • Side marker lights (on some models)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Glovebox that can hold an A4 file
  • 2x 12V sockets

Options and Safety

For an additional fee, you can add extras like air-conditioning, additional adjustability for the seats, automatic wipers, etc. You can also upgrade the the audio and infotainment facilities with an 8” touchscreen and Ford SYNC 2.5.

For safety and stability, ABS, ESC (electronic stability control), Hill-Start Assist, and Curve Control, and a few other features are included on all models of the Transit Chassis Cab (and Skeletal Chassis).

Third-party Conversions and Additional Options

We can supply the Ford factory-built Transit Luton with or without a tail lift. But if you want a more customisable alternative to Ford’s standard builds — maybe you want a refrigerated Luton — or you have extra requirements, you can consider a third-party conversion. There are a wealth of quality converters out there, and we regularly work with a variety of reputable companies. You could go for a low-loader to make it easier to get into the load space of the van; no tail lift required here so the payload can be higher. This might be a very good option for a removals firm as it makes it much easier to get sofas and other large pieces of furniture onto the van. You can have extra tie rails and rings. (It’s also possible to have these added in yourself after sales by someone local to you.) You could have a sleeper pod fitted, additional interior lighting, extra-lightweight panels, etc.

Get Your Ford Transit Luton Van Today

Our stock conversions are always available more quickly than special orders — these can take many months, particularly if you want an automatic — but we’ll work with you to find the best solution for your needs. If we haven’t got it, we can probably get it. And of course, we also stock a great selection of Luton vans by other manufacturers, including the VW Crafter Luton, the Peugeot Boxer Luton, the SAIC Maxus Luton, and more. If the Ford Transit Luton isn’t right for you, we can almost certainly help you find something that is.

We offer fantastic finance deals for Lutons and box vans, from a Ford Transit Luton lease to cash sales. At Swiss Vans, we regularly deal with lease purchase, finance lease, hire purchase (HP), contract hire, and of course cash / buying outright, so we’re well-equipped to provide whatever works best for you. Give our friendly sales team a call to discuss your options and all the possibilities; they’ll do their best to get you in your new van and on the road as soon as possible.

A Selection of Great Chassis Conversions

We offer a huge variety of upgrades for bespoke Luton builds and quite a few for stock Luton vans for sale or lease too. Please note though that upgrades on bespoke builds will add to the delivery time. Most of the following upgrades can be added to your finance agreement. For more straightforward extras like additional tie rails, we ask our customers to find a local Luton builder with whom we can cooperate, as it’s much faster this way. Easy Upgrades Available of Stock or Custom Vans

  • Reversing cameras
  • Sat nav
  • Improved infotainment system
  • Driver-tracking systems
  • Remote vehicle immobilization
  • Leather seats and alloy wheels (really)
  • Vehicle coatings to repel dirt
  • Sign-writing and LED-advertising systems
  • Load locks and extra tie rails.
  • Tail lifts (sometime but not always: it depends on the builder!)

Even More Upgrade Options for Bespoke Luton Vans

  • Sleeping pod
  • Lightweight GRP Hex panels for a weight reduction of up to 80kg
  • Additional lighting inside
  • Extra-strong floor
  • Refrigeration
  • Tail lifts (150kg standard weight) and extra-low-weight tail lifts (~80kg weight)
  • D-Day doors (for low loaders)
  • Additional security such as rear or roller-shutter slamlocks

We love to give our customers plenty of choice, so at Swiss Vans, we supply both ready-made, manufacturer-built Luton vans and bespoke builds. People are often in a rush when it comes to buying a Luton as they are so expensive to rent, so there often aren’t many about, but do our best to keep a decent stock. You never know when you might need one! As all Luton vans are handmade, you’ll see the tool marks of the craftsmen who made your van regardless of the make and model, but some builds are more standard than others. And if you’re after a truly bespoke Luton van, you may need to get Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for the build, but we can talk you though that a little more. This is not a huge deal, but bear in mind that it can add another month or two to the delivery time (at least 12 weeks from when the chassis is in stock for basic bespoke builds). It’s one reason why stock Lutons are much more popular than custom builds! Here are a few basic facts about Lutons and Luton builds. If you need any more information, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

  • Most (if not all) are made from GRP (glass-reinforced plastic, or a type of fibreglass) over marine ply. It’s lightweight, maintenance-free, and it resists minor knocks. Although Lutons were made with more aluminium in the past, this rarely happens now due to the cost: aluminium is expensive compared to GRP. And GRP Hex is also lighter: sometimes it’s even possible to save up to 80kg on an overall build.
  • All Luton vans have an aerodynamic pod that extends over the cab. This is great for lighter items; its maximum load weight is about 75kg. (It’s worth noting that many manufacturers use roof aerials, and often these will protrude into the pod.)
  • It’s possible to add a sleeper pod instead of the aerodynamic pod; this sleeper pod can be accessed from inside the cargo area.
  • Most Luton vans have a load length of approximately 4 metres, but with a bespoke build, you can go to maybe 4.8 metres on some chassis, especially if they’ve been extended.
  • Almost every Luton van can have a tail lift fitted. Although tail lifts add a lot to the convenience of the vehicle and ease of loading / unloading, they typically weigh 150kg, and that gets subtracted from the overall payload. Dell and Radcliffe seem to be the most popular brands as far as we can tell, but as tail lifts are not always a stock item, this is another instance where it might be better to take a stock vehicle already fitted with one if and when you can. That said though, if weight is an issue for you and you’re prepared for the potential of an extra wait time, be aware that it is possible to get lightweight tail lifts — that weigh as little as 80kg — at an additional cost.
  • Luton rear doors are always roller shutter unless you’re having a bespoke van built. Then, you could consider the alternatives — bar doors and D-Day doors — if the standard roller doors won’t work for you. D-Day doors can split in half and serve as a loading ramp, so they could be very useful depending on your circumstances.
  • As standard, most Luton vans come with a single row of tie rails. More can be added, but it’s cheaper and faster on a stock Luton for customers to sort this themselves after delivery. The average cost at UK Luton builders is about £100 per row, and you would almost certainly be looking to go to one of these builders as it’s often impossible to send a Luton back to the manufacturer for small extras. At least if you want them in any kind of reasonable timeframe!
  • Some customers go for what’s called a low-loader Luton van. The difference between this and a standard Luton is that the chassis on the low-loader accommodates the wheels on either side of the floorplan, so loading is easier. As an extra benefit, low-loaders don’t normally need tail lifts as they’re already pretty close to the ground.

7 Ways To Finance Your Van

Most of our competitors are leasing franchises. Their vans are usually purchased by the hundred; they may have sat on the lot for a while by the time you come along. These franchises tend to prefer contract hire as it locks customers in with them for longer. However, here at Swiss, we work with banks. We’re not tied in to any one plan, so we can offer you a wider array of options. Our vans are fresher and our deals are better as there’s no middleman franchise taking a cut.

Each of the following finance methods is tax deductible. It’s important to remember that, unless your insurance policy provides “new for old” cover, you will need a GAP insurance policy in case the vehicle gets written off. More on this at the bottom!

  1. Hire purchase: VAT down or VAT deferred. HP is a great way to actually buy a van. If you’re VAT registered, you can claim the whole VAT amount back within three months. 
  2. Contract Hire: Bear in mind that there is a credit check with contract hire even though many people believe there isn’t. Contract hire is more popular on cars than vans, and it’s better for large fleets. In fact, it doesn’t offer any advantage for fleets of fewer than 10. (If you want to change more than 10 vehicles in one go, then please get in touch.)
  3. Lease purchase: As some manufacturers offer deals that can’t be used with lease purchase agreements, this may not be the best option. It’s similar to hire purchase as you own the vehicle at the end of the contract, but different in that there’s a large “balloon” payment at the end to help keep monthly payments lower. VAT-registered customers can claim back in the following quarter if they pay the entire VAT amount as the deposit. Lease purchase can be a great option for businesses if, for example, you want a T6.1 to keep and convert to a motorhome later on. Sometimes pre-registered vans are cheaper, so do ask us about what we’ve got available.
  4. Finance Lease: By far the most popular finance method as it attracts the lowest payments. Finance leases also attract the largest discounts from manufacturers. Another benefit of this method is that you can fit accessories to the van while you have it.
  5. Operational Lease: An operational lease is just like a finance lease apart from that you can hand the vehicle back at the end. Some of our Mercedes vans are like this.
  6. Asset Finance: We can finance many products, not just vans.
  7. Credit Limit: Pre-approve your van purchases 90 days in advance. This can be very useful if, for example, you have a contract tender.

GAP Insurance

If the vehicle is written off, your normal insurance may not cover everything you owe on your finance agreement. You could end up having to buy an older, cheaper van just to achieve the same monthly payments. A GAP insurance policy can help. For more information, please see our GAP policy page. And to buy a GAP insurance policy, you can click here


If you’re looking for a new or used van, give us a call at Swiss. We’ll be happy to talk modifications, finance, or walk you through the finer points of each of our great vans.

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