The Ford Transit Custom is dramatic, sporty, practical and dynamic. It’s both agile and easy to drive, even with a full payload and is packed with an abundance of invaluable, next generation technologies including smart, driver assist features to make driving less stressful. These include a Blind Spot Information System, Cross Traffic Alert, Trailer Sway Control and a rear view camera. Advanced technologies and outstanding driving dynamics partner the interior with its modern exterior.
Inside, durability meets practicality in the extremely well designed cabin. Storage is important and that’s why the Ford Transit Custom is filled with ingenious and practical features that will help you work more easily and efficiently while the adjustable driver’s seats and steering column allow for enhanced driving comfort. There is also an abundance of technology at your fingertips including mobile connectivity, in-car entertainment, Quickclear heated windscreen and AYNC with Applink.
The Ford Transit Custom has class leading loadspace and a unique, load through storage area allowing you to load items up to 3m in length through the rear doors and into an extended storage area under the van’s dual passenger. In the rear, you can easily carry standard 8’ x 4’ boards flat on the floor or three euro pallets. Loadspace lamps are fitted as standard or there is the option of bright LED lighting whilst the option of rubber flooring helps to keep the cab clear and also protects the load floor from knocks and scrapes on your van from daily working life. The integrated roof rack improves convenience, economy and noise and can be folded flat when not in use all with reduced drag. The model also has safety at the forefront of its mind with all door locks protected by anti-tamper shielding designed to prevent them being broken by force. It’s the Transit Custom that can handle any job.
Ford Transit Custom (PHEV)
Ford’s Transit Custom has joined the environmental, Hybrid phenomenon with the Ford Transit Custom (PHEV). Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market. Scheduled for volume production in 2019 as part of Ford’s global promise to provide customers with affordable and capable electric vehicles, the Transit Custom PHEV has an advanced hybrid system that targets a zero-emission range of 31 miles, and features the multi-award winning Ford EcoBoost 1.0-litre petrol engine as a range extender. The EcoBoost engine charges the on-board batteries when longer trips are required between charging stops, providing drivers with outstanding efficiency and flexibility.
In addition, the vehicles will feature geofencing technology, which is capable of automatically modifying vehicle settings based on each van’s current location. This could be used, for example, to ensure the hybrid system is switched to electric-only mode when a vehicle enters a low-emission zone within an inner-city area.
The technology enables the vehicle to be charged with mains electricity for zero-emission journeys, while the compact and fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine generates additional charge for the batteries when required. The Transit Custom PHEV uses a series-hybrid driveline configuration, with the vehicle’s wheels driven exclusively by an electric motor, rather than by the combustion engine. The battery pack is a compact liquid-cooled lithium-ion design located under the load floor, preserving the full cargo volume offered by the standard Transit Custom van.
In addition to the zero-emission capability of a targeted 31 miles, the Transit Custom PHEV uses petrol fuel for a target total range of more than 310 miles to eliminate range anxiety. The PHEV also has an increased payload capacity compared with battery-only electric vehicles, and the ability to offer quick and easy recharging from a standard electricity supply.
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