The Ford Transit Custom Nugget joined the European Transit lineup a couple of years ago, giving customers a convenient way to purchase a camper van directly from the automaker. But as overlanding has become more and more popular, a more rugged and capable version of the Nugget seemed like a no-brainer, and that’s precisely what the 2022 Ford Transit Custom Nugget Active and Trail models are designed to be.
The 2022 Ford Transit Custom Nugget Active and Trail models come on the heels of the Ford Transit Trail and Custom Trail, which were revealed last year, and follow the same sort of formula. Both will be offered in Nugget and long-wheelbase Nugget Plus configurations, with a tilt roof included as standard equipment.
The Nugget Active features a host of exterior upgrades including protective dark cladding on the body sides, bumpers, and mirrors, unique 17-inch wheels, a mesh grille, and an awning. Inside, the van is fitted with an attractive yacht deck-style pale wood floor, black worktops, textured satin finishes, aluminum trim, tuneable white LED lighting, and part-leather trimmed seats with embossed Active graphics.
Meanwhile, the Nugget trail wears a Raptor-inspired “Ford” script grille, black body cladding, bumpers, and wheel arches, Trail badges, and 16-inch alloy wheels on the outside. Black leather covers front captain’s chairs and a rear bench seat inside, which is augmented by white kitchen cabinets, a wood grain floor, and a dark-finished dining table.
Other unique features found in both Nugget variants include an optional heated rear seat that doubles as a bed, a gray self-folding tilt roof that can also come finished in red or blue, and a touchscreen in the rear that allows owners to monitor and control a host of features, including battery and water levels, heating, lighting, and hot water.
Both the Nugget Trail and Active are powered by Ford’s 2.0L EcoBlue diesel engine. In the Nugget Trail, that powerplant is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a standard mechanical limited-slip differential (mLSD), while the Nugget Active offers buyers the choice of a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox, the former of which can be paired with Ford’s mLSD.
Today at the Caravan Salon Show in Düsseldorf, we are presenting the new Active and Trail series of #FordTransitNugget.
— Ford Europe (@FordEu) August 27, 2021
The 2022 Ford Transit Custom Nugget Active and Trail are on display now at the 2021 Caravan Salon in Messe Düsseldorf in Germany through September 5th. Both models will be available to order in Europe later this year.