The arrival of Ford’s all-new Transit Custom one-tonne van is the latest in a long line of Transit models, which have sold 7 million vehicles globally since the first model was introduced in 1965.
Pricing for the newest member of the Ford line-up is $37,490 (Manufacturer’s List Price1) for the 290S and $39,490 for the 330L.
For a limited period as part of the launch offer, the Transit Custom will be available with a factory warranty of 5 years / 200,000 km (whichever occurs first), two years and 100,000 km more than the standard Ford factory warranty.
The all-new Transit Custom van will be available in two models, the short-wheelbase 290S and the long-wheelbase 330L, both with one of the most fuel-efficient 2.2-litre diesel engines in its class.
Apart from the warranty offer, owners of the all-new Transit van will also be able to access Ford’s myFord Capped Price servicing and Vancare Roadside Assistance to take some of the worry out of ownership costs.
Ford’s Emergency Assistance system is also available on the Transit van for the first time.
Emergency Assistance delivers a critical voice message directly to 000 operators, indicating that the vehicle has been involved in an accident in which the vehicle’s airbags have been deployed of the fuel pump has been shut off, and opens the lines for hands-free communication. Emergency Assistance is only available if the driver’s mobile phone is paired and within range.
Critical to any work vehicle is the all-new Ford Transit Custom’s functionality. The Transit Custom 290S has a maximum load space of 5.95m3 while the 330L has 6.83m3 available for heavy duty work. The 290S has a maximum load length of 2555 mm and the 330L has a maximum load length of 2922 mm.
Visually, the all-new Transit Custom has a bold new look and is packed with the latest safety technologies as part of its mission to appeal to a broader range of customers, including skilled tradesmen and small businesses.
Apart from Australia, the Transit Custom will be sold in more than 90 markets worldwide.
The new Transit model will be known as VN Transit Custom and will be available in two models: 290S and 330L.
The Transit 290S will be available from February and the 330L will be available from June, 2014. Transit 290S and 330L are sourced from Ford’s Otosan manufacturing plant in Kocaeli, Turkey.