The Ford Transit Custom is a state-of-the-art mid range van and is now the product that every other contender in this segment fears.
With a much-improved cabin and car-like driving manners, it’s a great ownership proposition.
Class-leading carrying capacity and solid financials make it work on the balance sheet too.
As usual with Transit models, there’s a huge range of choice.
The short wheelbase models offer an overall length of 4.97 metres, but if that’s not enough, long wheelbase variants extend that to 5.34 metres. All versions currently offer the same roof height.
Whether you choose your Transit Custom with long or short wheelbase, as a standard van, Double Cab or Kombi minibus or in whichever payload or trim level, it’ll come with a 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine up-front.
There’s a choice of output though, ranging from an entry-level 100PS unit, through a 125PS mid-ranger and on to the 155PS flagship motor if your hauling needs are heavier.
Particular attention was given to the detailed design of the bulkhead and body sides to optimise the size and practicality of the load space.
The result is that the Transit Custom offers best-in-class load volume of 6.0 cubic metres in the short wheelbase model and 6.8 cubic metres in the long wheelbase version.
That’s just the start.
There’s class-leading width between the wheel arches of 1390mm and an unparalleled opening height and width of the sliding side doors that can easily accommodate 8ft x 4ft boards, vertically or flat.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
CAR: Ford Transit Custom
PRICES: £17,495 - £25,545
INSURANCE GROUP: tba
CO2 EMISSIONS: [SWB TDCi 100] 174g/km
TORQUE: [SWB TDCi 100] 310Nm
FUEL CONSUMPTION: [SWB TDCi 100] (combined) 42.8mpg
STANDARD SAFETY FEATURES: Driver’s airbag, ABS, ESP