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Ford Transit Custom Has 11-Year Production Cycle: Report

In van-hungry Europe, the redesigned Ford Transit Custom ushered in a new era when it launched in that region last October, seeking to continue its success as one of the top-selling models there. The new Transit Custom is being offered with a variety of powertrains, including traditional diesels, a plug-in hybrid, and the all-electric E-Transit, all of which Ford can tweak production of depending on consumer demand. Soon, the Ford Transit Custom will be joined by the all-new Volkswagen Transporter on the line at the joint-venture Ford Otosan Assembly plant in Turkey, and now, we’re learning that it will enjoy a rather long production run there, according to Automotive News Europe.

Next-Generation Ford Transit Custom Lineup - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters

Ford Otosan revealed that both the current Ford Transit Custom and the forthcoming VW Transporter will enjoy an 11-year production cycle, which is rather long by automotive standards. This seemingly confirms that we can expect to see both of these models remain in production until the mid-2030s, which isn’t a huge surprise given the enduring popularity enjoyed by the Ford Transit Custom, specifically, at the moment.

Indeed, the Ford Transit Custom routinely ranks among the top-selling vehicles in Europe, and was even the UK’s best-selling vehicle overall in 2023 – a title it has held for 10 consecutive years now. Recently treated to a total redesign, the Ford Transit Custom has also racked up its fair share of awards since that debut, a list that includes 2024 French Commercial Vehicle of the Year and 2024 International Van of the Year (IVOTY).

Ford Transit Custom Australia - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

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.

We’ll have more on the Ford Transit Custom soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Transit news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Dave Smith

    Wish we could see them in USA, We miss the Transit Connect.


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