Transit Custom has always been renowned for its tough, functional reliability, and the superior levels of its design and craftsmanship. Now, it delivers an even wider range of innovative features and smart technologies. Plus greater efficiency thanks to a range of advanced diesel or available hybrid options. The result is: a van that’s more refined and sophisticated than ever before.
Performance & Efficiency
A small electric motor can improve efficiency
The new Transit Custom is available as an EcoBlue Hybrid. This technology helps to reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions, with a small battery-powered electric motor providing extra support to the combustion engine when needed. Kinetic energy and regenerative braking recharges the 48-volt hybrid battery while you drive.
Available in the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, geofencing technology is designed to help improve local air quality. The PHEV van can detect when it enters a congestion zone or low-emission zone, and then automatically switch to electric only drive mode. Users can also create custom “green zones” to reduce emissions near schools, in urban areas and warehouses.
When the Transit Custom PHEV leaves a controlled zone, it automatically switches to the most appropriate drive mode for the next leg of the journey.
The future of commercial vehicles
The advanced electric powertrain can be charged at the mains and runs solely on electric power on shorter journeys. With support from the multi award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine, the van delivers outstanding efficiency, even on longer trips. The Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van helps reduce local pollution, and delivers all the flexibility, capability and dependability you expect from a Ford Transit Custom.
Go further for less
Fully charged, the New Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid’s can take you more than 56 kilometres using the electric motor alone. Ideal on those short trips in the city that usually result in low efficiency and more money spent on fuel. On longer journeys, the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine helps to extend the van’s range – working with regenerative braking to recharge the battery. And once sufficiently charged, you can switch back to electric only, helping you save money and reduce pollution.
Cutting-edge technologies for your ease and comfort
Available with an impressive list of smart, driver assist features including a Blind Spot Information System that sees the vehicles you might miss. Intelligent Speed Assist uses the Traffic Sign Recognition camera to first detect the current speed limit (when activated) then helps to keep you inside that limit.
Cross Traffic Alert warns you if it detects oncoming traffic when you’re reversing out of a space. And Adaptive Cruise Control is designed to help you maintain a pre-set distance from the vehicle in front, automatically.
Comfort & Convenience
New SYNC 3. For an effortless hands-free experience.
Ford SYNC 3 is an advanced system that enables you to stay connected and control your phone, music and navigation system. Choose either voice commands or the 8” colour touchscreen with pinch-and-swipe gestures for intuitive navigation. Live Traffic can help you avoid the jams.
Safety & Security
Keeping your trailer safely in line
Trailer Sway Control detects ‘snaking’ or trailer sway and reduces your vehicle’s speed to help solve the problem, making towing more controlled. The system slows the vehicle down by reducing the engine’s torque and gradually increasing the brake pressure on all wheels.
Class leading loadspace
The New Transit Custom can effortlessly carry standard 8’ x 4’ boards flat on the floor or three euro pallets. Thanks to its convenient and innovative load-through storage area, it can also accommodate items up to 3.4m long (L2), without preventing you from using the front passenger seats. Overall, the van provides up to six cubic metres of loadspace with a bulkhead fitted, and that’s just the short wheelbase (L1) version: the long wheelbase (L2) offers up to 6.8 cubic metres.