Spacious, innovative, and reliable, the Ford Transit Custom has established itself as the leader of the medium van pack and is the most popular van sold in the UK. As one of the best one-ton vans you can buy, the Transit Custom offers the practicality of short and long wheelbases with the performance of a 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine. Other leading design features include an ergonomic driving position with great visibility, and an easy-to-use dashboard. Here, we take a look at the reasons why it’s such a smart choice.
With a minimum of 6 cubic metres of load space, the Ford Transit Custom offers a surprising amount of room for a medium-sized van. If you opt for the largest variant – the long wheelbase, high roofed model – your potential load capacity goes up to an impressive 8.3 cubic metres, allowing for long and awkward items to be easily accommodated.
When you’re on the hunt for a Ford Transit Custom for sale, it’s also worth bearing in mind its flexibility. It sports a unique feature designed to lengthen the load space: the bulkhead, which divides the load area from the driver’s compartment, has a flip-up panel that gives access to additional storage underneath the front seats.
The range of choice in the variants (Van, Double Cab-in-Van, and Kombi), body lengths, and roof heights, plus lots of additional extras, means the Ford Transit Custom is highly customisable. Buyers of a new or used Ford Transit Custom can choose a solution to exactly meet their business needs thanks to this plethora of options.
The Double Cab-in-Van is more suited to crews as it offers an extra row of seats with ample load space behind. If you need a really flexible option then the Kombi has yet another row of seats which can then be folded down to maximise the load space.
The 2.0-litre TDCi engine combines performance with low fuel consumption and emissions, making it a very popular choice for van drivers. The Transit Custom offers 46.3 mpg (6.1 L/100km) and 157g/km CO2 with optional Start/Stop technology. There are three power outputs to choose from too, enabling this flexible van to cater to a range of needs, from transporting light loads to towing.
The Ford Transit Custom knows how to take care of you and your cargo too. A nifty feature is the Pre-Collision Assist, which identifies vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians on the road ahead that may be on a potential collision course with your vehicle. It will warn the driver, and if no action is taken the brakes will be automatically applied. It operates at up to 50 mph and could help reduce or prevent accidents entirely.