Ford Transit Custom 2013 production underway

The all-new Ford Transit Custom is a totally new model, incorporating all the new design and technology features being introduced to the Ford car and commercial vehicle line-up. It lies in-between the smaller Transit Connect model and larger Transit van. It will also be offered as a eight or nine-seater people carrier, which will be called the Ford Tourneo Custom.

“The Transit Custom is a completely new kind of one-tonne vehicle from Ford,” says Stephen Odell, chairman and CEO, Ford of Europe. “This is a stylish, modern van that customers will be proud to have on their driveway, with the hard-working attitude that they expect from a Transit.”

“The Tourneo Custom is a fantastic-looking people mover – inside and out. It offers outstanding day-to-day, real world practicality as well as being great to drive,” adds Mr. Odell.

The Tourneo Custom is also expected to be released at the end of 2013. Both Customs will be powered by Ford Dagenham-produced 100PS, 125PS or 155PS versions of the company’s latest 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine.

Ford’s Duratorq technology provides class-leading fuel consumption of 42.8mpg for the Transit Custom and 43.5mpg for the Tourneo Custom. Ford Dagenham typically produce approximately 300,000 of these engines per annum.

The Ford Transit is one of the jewels in Ford’s crown, with it being the number one choice for consumers across a huge number of industries. The Ford Transit has been in production since 1965, but the all-new Ford Transit 2013 will see a new, modern exterior design car-like interiors, outstanding driving dynamics, durability and load-carrying ability.

Current Ford Transit vans are available from £17,745.

Ford Transit vans are available from Perrys Ford dealerships.