The New Transit Custom has a distinctive feature designed to extend its load space. A full height, full width bulkhead divides the load area from the passenger cabin and this bulkhead has a flip-up panel at floor level. This means you can load items up to 3m long through the rear doors and into an extended storage area under the van’s dual passenger seats, even in the short wheelbase version. This smart feature enables you to keep valuable materials inside your vehicle, rather than on display on the roof.
Integrated Roof Rack improves convenience, economy and noise
An innovative roof rack simply folds flat when not in use. As well as saving you the hassle of bolting on and taking off a conventional rack, it lets you pass under 2m height restrictions (except for the 3,400 kilo Gross Vehicle Mass derivatives). It also helps save fuel because of reduced drag, and gives you a quieter ride with less wind noise.
Need to tow an additional load?
If your work requires a tow bar, you can specify one as a factory-fitted option. And if you find you need a tow bar after you’ve bought your vehicle, it’s easy to order one as an accessory and have it fitted professionally by your Ford Dealer. In both instances, the Trailer Sway Assist feature will be activated.
Lock open your doors at 90 degrees
For practicality and ease of use, the rear doors can be locked open at 90 degrees and the check arms stowed inside them when they’re not in use. High visibility decals on the doors’ inner edges reflect light, warning other road users of the vehicles presence. And even closing the doors is now easier because improved air extraction vents relieve air pressure build-up in the cargo area.
Exceptional Loadspace and access
The New Transit Custom provides impressive loadspace in all three dimensions: load length, width (from wheel arch to wheel arch) and usable interior height. As a result, it can easily carry standard 8’ x 4’ boards placed on their side or flat on the floor, three euro pallets and, thanks to its unique load-through storage area, items up to 3m long.
Overall, the van provides a cavernous six cubic metres of loadspace with a bulkhead fitted – and that’s just the short wheelbase (L1) version. The long wheelbase (L2) offers 6.8 cubic metres. A wide side load door-opening, optimised opening height and a low rear access step ensures effortless access to loadspace. The sliding doors also have a checking mechanism which holds them securely open for loading.
A side door that fits flush
A cleverly designed new sliding door track is covered to conceal the mechanism. The result is improved aerodynamic efficiency and reduced noise.
Maximum protection with a super-strong bodyshell
Boron and other high or ultra-high-strength steels make up more than 40% of the New Transit Custom’s bodyshell, including parts of the passenger safety cell. This makes it extremely light and crash-resistant. The design of the bodyshell has also been optimised, using over 4,500 computer simulations and 30 full-vehicle crash tests.
More practical, more secure cargo restraints
Tie-down points are usually mounted on the floor. But they can be hard to get at when you’re trying to secure your cargo. So, Transit Custom has tie-down points positioned just above the floor on the side wall of the load space. This leaves the floor clear of obstructions, making access easier, eliminates dirt traps and allows for the new easy-clean load-floor liner.
Additional fixing points are provided at waist and shoulder height, built into the structure of the vehicle, and can each take an impressive 30kgs of load.
Turning made easy
The New Transit Custom has a turning circle from just 10.96 metres, which is impressive for a vehicle of its size. This makes city driving, with all its parking, picking up and dropping off, so much easier.
Sockets, inputs and ports: all close to hand
There’s a compartment above the steering wheel / instrument cluster that puts a number of useful features within easy reach. For example, there’s a 12V power socket, an auxiliary input and a standard USB port. A second 12V power socket and USB port are also conveniently placed next to the gear shifter.
You can even have a 240V socket fitted, supplying 150 Watts of power.
Transit Centre Sales Contact
Haynes of Maidstone Ford Commercial 23 Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME145DQ Registered in England No. 00048511