Why choose the Ford Transit Custom?
The Ford Transit Custom is one of our favourite vans for sale today. First introduced in 2012, this mid-sized van has fast become the best-selling van in the UK. The Transit Custom is famously known for being versatile, reliable and easy to drive. That said, what makes this van stand out from other similar vans, such as the Citroen Dispatch and Volkswagen Transporter?
Well firstly, the Transit Custom has class leading loadspace. There’s even a distinctive feature which means items up to 3m long can be put into the load area. Also, maximum protection is ensured with a super-strong bodyshell largely made using ultra-high strength steels. Other excellent features include an integrated roof rack, a cleverly designed sliding door and sockets, inputs and ports which many drivers will find useful to have. To underline its faith in its product, Ford offers a 12-year anti-perforation warranty with the Ford Transit.
In addition, this van has a range of advanced driver assistance technologies, such as Pre-Collision Assist, Electronic Stability Control and Curve Control, just to mention a few. For motorists using a trailer, the Trailer Sway Control is a great addition as it helps to ensure your trailer remains in line. It’s clear that safety has been well thought through with the Transit Custom and this is reflected in the 5-star rating by Euro NCAP. In terms of security, this van has remote control central door locking, anti-tamper door locks, as well as two high level alarm options.
How much does it cost?
Prices for the Transit Custom start from around £23,000 exc. VAT, which gets you a work focused, base model. If you choose the Transit Custom Double Cab, prices start from around £25,000 exc. VAT. Of course, these prices exclude VAT at 20%, because the Transit Custom, just like other van rivals, is classed as a commercial vehicle. Also, there’s the Ford Transit Custom Kombi, which has room for up to 8 passengers (9 max seats) and this is priced from £26.545 exc. VAT. By considering your use of the van, this will help you choose which option is best suited to you.
Performance & Efficiency
The Ford Transit Custom is available with a range of engine options: diesel, plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids. The plug-in hybrid vans have geofencing technology which helps to improve the air quality. Also, when fully charged, this van can offer up to 35 miles using solely the electric motor. Smart Regenerative Charging helps to make charging more efficient as the battery is only charged when necessary.
To help cut fuel consumption by up to 10%, the Transit Custom has Auto Start-Stop, as well as Acceleration Control which helps you to drive more economically. As for engines, the Transit Custom’s Ford EcoBlue 2.0L TDCi engines enable excellent performance whilst also lowering fuel consumption and emissions.
The Ford Transit Custom has always been a quality van and stands out on the market. If you’re looking for a versatile mid-sized van, then this one nails it! Ultimately, the Transit Custom you choose is going to be decided by your budget and main purpose for driving the van. So, which model will you choose?