Road Test Blocks
Launched in 2012, the Transit Custom was introduced by Ford to differentiate its larger models from the medium-sized products that also have to compete in the private and executive people moving markets. For that reason the Transit line-up was split into two segments, the first time the Transit has been seperated between the medium and heavy van sectors since its launch in 1965.
The new Transit Custom is available as both a van and as a Tourneo Custom passenger model, spanning the 2.5t to 3.3t gross vehicle weight range and offering payloads of between 683kg to 1,484kg. There are two load lengths and two vehicle heights which return load volumes of between 6m³ and 8.3m³.
The Custom’s attractive appearance, comfortable drive and low running costs will no doubt make this a popular choice amongst the medium panel van buyers. Its elevated status now means the Transit pitches up against the Transporter and Vito at the premium end of the market.