Ford unveiled its next generation, diesel-powered Public transport van.
Like e-Transit Custom Trucks That has been revealed and locked in Australia, the new Transit Custom has a new look and higher-tech cabin than the model it replaces.
It is set to go down. Global deliveries will begin at the end of 2023, and the range will grow in 2024 with more variants. It is unclear exactly when it will arrive locally.
Ford has been vague in its official documents about the Transit Custom. It says the car will feature “the latest generation of Ford EcoBlue diesel engines”.
In addition, a high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission is introduced and a maximum towing capacity of 2500kg is available for the first time on the Transit Custom, Ford said.
The new Transit Custom will be offered as a dashboard van or a double-cabin van.
Essentially, the Transit Custom is built using the platform we expect to underpin the Volkswagen Transporter T7.
Ford says the “all-new vehicle architecture” has allowed it to lower the floor height and keep the vehicle under two meters tall.
It has an independent rear suspension, and will be offered in four housings: SWB or LWB, along with a low or high roof.
Inside, the Transit Custom will have a 13-inch SYNC 4 infotainment touchscreen. It will also have a foldable steering wheel in some models to act as a desk.
At the top of the Transit Custom range is the E-Transit Custom, confirmed for Australia in 2024.
The The E-Transit Custom will come with a 74kWh battery pack and an electric motor that produces 160kW of power and 415Nm of torque.
Using the 11kW AC three-phase charger, you’ll be able to fully charge the E-Transit Custom’s battery in 7.2 hours claimed.
It also supports DC fast charging up to 124kW, with a 15-80% recharge time in 41 minutes.
The battery is integrated into the load deck above the door sill flange, which Ford says eliminates the need for separate crash structures, while the engine is mounted to the vehicle’s rear deck and rotated 90 degrees to Maximize cargo space.