New Ford Transit Custom launched in SA

Ford Transit

The new Ford Transit Custom has been launched in SA and joins the one-tonne van market, offering businesses an unmatched combination of style, driver appeal and functionality.

“The Transit Custom is a welcome introduction to the South African market,” said Gavin Golightly, Marketing Manager, Ford South Africa. “This is a stylish, modern van that customers will be proud to have in their driveway. At the same time it’s up for the tasks required by this segment.”

New Ford Transit Custom ticks all the boxes

Engine Capability

The 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine will be offered in three variations. A 74kW model that offers 310Nm of torque at 1300 rpm, the 92kW version offering 350Nm at 1450rpm, and a high-powered 114kW version with 385Nm of torque at 1 600rpm.

All three units will have differing fuel consumptions rating at less than 7.3l/100km on a combined cycle run while emitting around 192g/km CO2. The high-powered 114kW model is the most fuel efficient of the range with 6.6l/100km and 174g/km CO2 emissions.

Exterior Styling Features

The bold new appearance of the Transit Custom embodies the same dynamic character as Ford’s kinetic design passenger cars. This signature design feature brings forth the Transit’s unique character including the bold trapezoidal grille, strong and muscular shoulder line and prominent wheel lips. The model is available in a choice of short wheelbase (SWB - overall length 4.97 metres) and long wheelbase (LWB - overall length 5.34 metres) versions.

Beneath the stylish exterior, the new Ford Transit Custom offers ample load carrying ability, including a number of innovative new loadspace features. These include an optimised bulkhead and loadspace design, deployable integrated roof rack system, repositioned tie-down hooks and fixing points, and an easy clean load floor liner.

Interior Styling Features

The interior of the new Ford Transit Custom was designed with the driver in mind, advanced technologies and outstanding driving dynamics. The modern van features a driver focused cockpit with a sculpted instrument panel which combines stylish looks with smart stowage solutions for bottles, phones and papers. Driver comfort is significantly enhanced through a highly adjustable driving position, which features a steering column adjustable for reach and rake.

The Transit Custom is also equipped with a range of driver assistance technologies which include the Ford SYNC voice activated, in-car connectivity system, Lane Keeping Alert, Driver Alert, Auto High Beam and Hill Launch Assist.

New Ford Transit Custom – Price

View the new Ford Transit
Transit 2.2 TDCi Ambiente Low SWB FWD 6MT From R265 526
Transit 2.2 TDCi Ambiente Hi SWB FWD 6VMT6 From R268 772
Transit 2.2 TDCi Ambiente Low LWB FWD 6MT From R271 667
Transit 2.2 TDCi Ambiente Hi LWB FWD 6MT From R278 421
Transit 2.2 TDCi Sport SWB FWD 6MT From R319 825
The new Ford Transit Custom will be available with a 4-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty. Service intervals are every 15 000km with a Service Plan available as a dealer option.