The Ford Transit Custom Nugget has proven to be a very popular camper van, as the automaker elected to increase production of the specialty model in 2021. With last year’s reveal of the all-new Transit Custom, it was only a matter of time before it spawned its own Nugget variant too. And now, the 2024 Ford Transit Custom Nugget has officially debuted as an all-new model for European van shoppers.
At its core, the 2024 Ford Transit Custom Nugget features the same upgrades that its previously revealed counterparts received, thanks to an all-new platform. The new architecture also brings with it the first-ever Nugget PHEV, which utilizes the same 2.5L Atkinson cycle plug-in hybrid powertrain that is already offered on the Ford Kuga crossover. That setup features an 11.8 kWh unusable battery paired with an electric motor to deliver a combined 232 horsepower. A diesel variant with an eight-speed automatic will also be available. The all-new model also features an independent rear suspension and optional all-wheel drive, although the automaker did not outline if four wheel traction will be able to be paired with every available powertrain.
Inside, the 2024 Ford Transit Custom Nugget features the automaker’s Sync 4 software on a 13-inch touchscreen, which supports wireless Android Auto and Apply CarPlay capability. The redesigned van also features wireless charging and a standard 5G modem. Additionally, the Nugget can be ordered with a solar roof option that can recharge the leisure battery and generate power for all of the built-in feature of the van.
Features unique to the 2024 Ford Transit Nugget have also been revamped, and Ford says that it and partner Westfalia have increased quality with the redesign. The living space has been totally overhauled with separate zones for cooking, sleeping, and eating. With two double beds set up, campers can move around the cabin, cook, and enter and exit the vehicle without disturbing the sleepers. The kitchen has been optimized with a new layout, complete with a new drawer fridge and a new integrated hob and sink unit with standard hot water.
Seating for the 2024 Ford Transit Custom has also been improved, as the front driver and passenger seats are heated captain’s chairs, and the rear bench can be ordered with heating as well. The track-mounted rear bench featured new controls that make it easier to operate and can even be operated with one hand.
Additionally, the tilt-roof has new self-folding fabric to make lowering the roof easier, and there are other features that are new to the camper as well, like new integrated stowage locations for the standard outdoor table and chair roller blackout blinds that replace curtains for enhanced privacy. The van also gets a new rear-mounted hot/cold shower outlet as standard. The 2024 Ford Transit Custom Nugget can be ordered at Ford dealers this month, with an anticipated spring 2024 delivery date for diesel variants. PHEV and other models are expected to be introduced over the 12 months that follow.