Ford unveils Transit Custom colour and sports variants 30 November 2016

Ford has unveiled sports and contrast colour variants of its Transit Custom one-tonne panel van delivering what it sees as stylish and functional commercial vehicle for independent businesses and artisans who want to stand out.

Transit Custom Colour Edition offers four colour schemes with contrasting roof, mirror caps, skid plate and side stripes, along with black 17‑inch alloys.

Meanwhile, Transit Custom Sport features signature twin bonnet stripes and comes with a choice of six body styles, including van and double-cab-in-van models with short or long wheelbase.

The latest Tourneo Custom people mover can also now be specified with the same Sport package.

“Many of our retail customers are no longer satisfied with a standard white van, and these new vehicles provide the perfect solution,” explains Hans Schep, general manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe.

According to Schep, demand for sports and distinctive Transit models has grown since Ford introduced the original Sport Van in 2007.

Indeed, during the first 10 months of this year (2016), sales of the current Transit Custom Sport were up 52% in the UK year-on-year.

All Transit Custom Colour Edition panel vans come with the short-wheelbase, standard roof van bod, and are based on the 290 Trend series with new 168bhp 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel driving through a six-speed manual transmission, with chassis settings as per the Sport series van.

Then the Transit Custom Sport series takes he more muscular body kit and colour-coded exterior, along with side mouldings and wheelarch extensions.

Internally, it has partial leather trim, with pewter seat fabric and charcoal black leather bolsters, plus technologies including Ford’s SYNC connectivity package.

As standard, the powertrain is the same as that in the Custom Colour Edition, but you can also specify the new six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission option on three of the variants.

All Sport models are based on the 290 series Transit Custom, with a new chassis specification claimed to deliver enhanced steering, handling and ride, as well as more responsive driving dynamics.

Brian Tinham

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