Mention the phrase ‘Business Logistics’ and it won’t take long before the conversation turns to how one gets goods from A-to-B. Ford has the van for the job in their very modern and efficient Ford Transit Custom van. Ideal for carrying cargo quickly between depots, the new Ford Transit Custom has many top features, and one of these top features is the all-new 2.2-litre TDCi engine that makes the Transit Custom the most fuel efficient one tonne van in Australia.
Climb into the cockpit of the Ford Transit Custom van, and the seating and general comfort of the driver’s area is first class. Where the class really shows through is when you’ve spent some long hours behind the wheel of the new Ford Transit Custom van. Seat comfort and a stress-free style of drive is what Ford’s new commercial van is all about. Discovering the extra luxury perks like heated driver and passenger seats, four-way seat adjustment and excellent lumbar support goes a long way to making the day’s driving much more than bearable. Cloth trim is both smart and hard-wearing. There is a fold down arm rest for the left arm, and there is exceptional storage space around the front area of the van. You’ll find under-the-seat storage for bigger, better solutions for organising your business equipment – which nearly always needs to come with you on the journey. It’s a nice place to be, and the very modern nature of the new Ford Transit Custom just makes the drive all the more pleasurable.
Also being one of the safest vans to cruise away the miles inside, the new Transit Custom boasts full airbag protection in front, and to the sides, of both the front passenger and driver. A pronounced nose has also been reinforced and strengthened to absorb and repel collision scenarios. The impressive performance of the brakes is nice and reassuring. Ford note that the Transit Custom van comes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) programme for superior emergency braking capabilities. As far as keeping both the SWB and LWB versions well under control, Ford have equipped the van with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Load Adaptive Control, a Traction Control System (TCS) and even Trailer Sway Control. If you’re on the lookout for a big van that will tow the gardening, building or shuttle trailer, then this is the van for you. You can tow up to a 2500 kg with a braked trailer or you can pull 750 kg without trailer brakes. There may not be a huge number of hills in Australia to practice the hill start procedure, but when you’re in need of stopping and starting on a hill side, the Ford Transit Custom does boast hill launch assist to avoid any embarrassment.
A feeling of composure and solidity is enjoyed by those who choose to drive the Ford Transit Custom. Road undulations are soaked up with ease, and there is no need to try and outfox the traffic officers because the new Ford commercial van comes with an adjustable speed limiting device with cruise control. And I do love having the reassurance of being able to avoid the strict law enforcer’s ticket book.
Smooth engine power and quick response for acceleration is a hallmark of the new Ford Transit Custom van. You have six manual gears to play with, and all are nicely matched to your everyday drive. Heaps and heaps of power is available at very low engine revs, with 350 Nm of torque kicking in between 1450 to 2000 rpm. Peak power for the 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine is 92 kW at 3500 rpm. Fuel consumption is best in class at a combined average of a little over 7 litres/100 km for both the SWB and LWB versions.
It is a roomy, superb van, and the Ford Transit Custom looks the nicest of all commercial vans on the road. Don’t be daunted by the massive cargo area, as Ford has equipped the van with a rear camera and front and rear parking sensors.
Current Ford Transit Custom vans have the following models:
For any more information on the new Ford Transit Custom models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Ford dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!