The Ford Transit Custom, which is currently available in the UK from £17,495 (excluding VAT), was one of 36 vehicles Euro NCAP crash tested during last year. This week Euro NCAP has chosen to give special recognition to those vehicles which last year excelled in all four marking categories.
The four individual marking criteria include adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, and pedestrian protection and safety assist systems.
Euro NCAP selected vehicles which proved to be the best in class across many different vehicle categories in the market. For the business/family van section the Ford Transit Custom was selected.
The current Transit is not only the first van to achieve a maximum five-star rating from Euro NCAP, but it now becomes the first van to receive a best in class honour from Euro NCAP.
Euro NCAP gave the van 84 per cent for adult occupant safety, praising the Transit Custom’s stable passenger compartment during the frontal impact test. Euro NCAP also highlighted that the Transit Custom achieved maximum points during side barrier tests.
The van also scored maximum points for its protection of 18-month and three-year-old infants during front and side impacts, confirming it as one of the safest vans on the market. The van scored 90 per cent overall for child occupant protection.
The Ford Transit Custom van, which holds the title International Van of the Year 2013, was intentionally designed to feel much more car-like inside.
This means Ford has introduced some of the technology that first appeared in the new Ford Focus including its SYNC voice control, with text message read-out and SOS call support, plus an MP3 player and smartphone connectivity.
For commercial use, the Ford Transit Custom van in business specification offers practicality with its rear sliding doors and offers a storage area three metres in length boost.
UK motorists interested in buying a Ford Transit Custom, whether it’s for business or family transporting purposes, can look for one now from Perrys Ford Dealerships based in Aylesbury and High Wycombe.