Back in May 2022, the all-new Ford E-Transit Custom debuted in Europe as the latest addition to that region’s all-electric van lineup, though that particular model was also joined by new ICE variants – including diesel options. a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the more luxurious E-Tourneo Custom, and the camping-focused Nugget. The Ford Transit Custom remains a strong seller in Europe, and now, the all-new, next-generation version of that same model has officially launched in that part of the world.
Commercial customers can opt for a variety of powertrains with the new Ford Transit Custom, including the PHEV, which pairs the 2.5L Atkinson cycle gas engine with an 11.8 kWh battery to deliver an electric-only driving range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles), as well as 2.3 kW of portable power via ProPower Onboard. Those that prefer an old-fashioned diesel can. get the Ford EcoBlue in outputs of 110 PS, 136 PS, 150 PS and 170 PS, which can be paired to either a six-speed manual transmission and an optional mechanical limited-slip differential, as well as eight-speed automatic gearbox, which can be paired with all-wheel drive for the first time. Max towing for the latter combination is 2,500 kilograms (5,511 pounds).
Regardless of powertrain choice, the next-gen Ford Transit Custom rides on an all new architecture that gives it a lower cargo floor height and space for an independent rear suspension. Four variants are available – including two different lengths and two different roof heights, panel van, double-cab-in-van, kombi, and L-shaped bulkhead body styles, and Base, Trend, Limited, Active, Trail, and Sport trims. In terms of tech, the new Transit Custom comes equipped with a standard 5G modem, a 13-inch SYNC 4 touchscreen, and the full suite of Ford Pro software, connected vehicle services, and charging solutions. The next-gen van is built at the Otosan Assembly plant in Turkey. Transit Custom models with EcoBlue diesel engines are already in production, with deliveries set to begin in Q4 2023. The plug-in hybrid model is set to launch in the spring of 2024, with the electric E‑Transit Custom following suit next summer.
“Our all-new Transit Custom has a hard act to follow – Europe’s top-selling van and last year’s best-selling vehicle overall in the UK – so we’ve pulled out all the stops to deliver another huge leap forward for our customers,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe. “The new generation Transit Custom’s ground-up new design, unmatched connected ecosystem, and innovative customer experiences will redefine productivity for our customers in the new connected era.”