Ford has revealed the exterior of the latest 2024 Ford Transit Custom, following the recent unveiling of the all-electric e-Transit clone. Beginning in 2023 the next generation of Ford’s well-loved Light Commercial Vehicle will come equipped with EcoBlue Diesel, PHEV, and EV powertrains, as well as several designs for the body.
2024 Ford Transit Custom Review
It is not surprising that the Transit Custom looks very similar to the e-Transit Custom, featuring an identical body. The grille, however, has been changed it has horizontal slits and larger openings to cool the engine. This is complemented by side intakes on ICE-only models. However, Ford didn’t include a comprehensive photo gallery of all six trims (Base and Trend, as well as Limited Active, Trail as well as Sport).
However, we can see some specific styling cues for each trim from the group shots, including the non-painted bumpers and various headlights of the Base model. Also and the aluminum-style skidplates on the Trail as well as the longer side skirts of the Sport and the charging port on the front of the EV and PHEV models.
Transit Custom is based on an “all-new” architecture, which will be shared with the following VW Transporter. The various body styles available include the regular panel van, double-cab-in-van the kombi, as well as that L-shaped bulkhead. The model is available in two lengths as well as two different roof heights. In the future, Ford is expected to unveil the more passenger-friendly Tourneo Custom, taking the function of a minivan for families.
Within the cabin, there’s a 13-inch touchscreen that displays the most recent SYNC4 infotainment system, but it’s not stated the standard of this feature throughout the entire model or is only available on high-end models. There are also some always-on, touch-sensitive shortcuts beneath the display.
The flat-bottomed steering wheel with integrated buttons can be tilted, creating a mobile office space. All trims are equipped with an integrated Ford Pro platform of software and services that are connected, including the Ford Pro Upfit Integration System. Ford Pro Upfit Integration System which permits digital vehicle conversions via the existing infotainment display as well as Ford Pro Mobile Service, which is the Ford Pro Mobile Service designed to enhance uptime.
Engine & Performance
The ICE-only model is equipped with a more powerful variant that is based on EcoBlue. EcoBlue diesel motor. It is available in a variety of power outputs starting with 109 horsepower (81 kW/110 PS) and 134 hp (100 kW/136 PS) and 148 hp (110 150 PS / 154 kW) and 168 hp (125 kW/ 170 PS).
Apart from the six-speed standard manual gearbox that is used in conjunction with a mechanical limited-slip differential The Transit Custom also comes with an eight-speed auto and optional all-wheel drive. According to Ford that the towing capability for this auto AWD model is 2,500 kilograms (5,512 pounds).
Its plug-in hybrid Transit Custom combines a 2.5-liter petrol engine, an electric motor, and a battery, similar to that of the Ford Kuga and Escape PHEV. Ford did not reveal the power output, however, we’re guessing it’ll be similar to the SUV’s 220-hp (165 kW or 225 PS). This 11.8 kWh of battery (usable capacity) can provide an electric range of up to 57 kilometers (35 miles) and owners can utilize it to power their tools and equipment using the ProPower Onboard technology.
In addition, the completely electric e-Transit is equipped with an electric motor that produces an impressive 214 hp (217 PS/160 kW) and 415 Nm (306 lb-ft) of torque. There is also an additional 74kWh battery that provides 236 miles (380 km) of the WLTP range.
Ford will show off the new Transit Custom / e-Transit Custom at the IAA Transportation Show in Hanover (Germany). The LCV will manufacture in conjunction with Ford Otosan in Turkey. The delivery of diesel-powered vehicles will begin in mid-2023, with electric and PHEV trims arriving in 2023.
Dimensions and Flexibility
A new and more flexible cargo area offers a 26% bigger capacity than the older Ford Transit Courier. The new design of the suspension gives greater space in between wheel arches as much as 1,220mm in fact, meaning that it’s possible that the Ford E-Transit Custom can carry two pallets of Euros. The maximum load for the electric van is 700kg. It can carry up to 750kg.
Diesel and petrol Ford Transit Custom provide a payload of up to 678kg. the High Payload option can increase the max gross load up to 845kg. The maximum weight of the trailer is 1100kg for diesel models, and 1,000kg for petrol models. Although the 2.0m3 load capacity is identical in the Transit Custom and E-Transit Custommodels The electric model features a useful “frunk” in the front.
It provides a further 44 liters of storage space that is perfect for storing charging cables. A steel bulkhead with a full height is included with the Ford E-Transit Custom (and Transit Courier) and the bulkhead window is mesh and a load-through hatch is offered as an additional option.
2024 Ford Transit Custom Price and Release Date
The price of the brand-new Ford E-Transit is yet to be established. Expect it to be more than currently available Ford Transit Custom which starts at just P18.050 (excluding VAT) The launch price is in the range of PS30,000 if possible. Deliveries will begin in 2024.
If you’re hesitant to be patient and wait for the electric Ford E-Transit Customthe brand new diesel and petrol Ford Transit Custom can be ordered starting in summer 2023. The first customers will receive their vans before the end of the year.