Why you should invest in a Ford Transit Custom
As a class leader in the medium-sized van category, a used Ford Transit Custom is one of the best one-ton vans on the market. It combines performance, reliability and style to deliver not only a great first impression, but also a sound means of conducting your business mile after mile. Here, we take a look at the five most compelling reasons to invest in one of these excellent commercial vehicles.
There’s a surprising amount of loadspace on offer in the Ford Transit Custom, despite its relatively compact exterior dimensions. A minimum ofsix cubic metres is on offer in the smaller variant, while opting for the larger version – a long wheelbase, high roofed model – provides an impressive 8.3 cubic metres of capacity, allowing for longer, more awkward items to be easily accommodated. Not only that, the handy flip-up panel in the bulkhead gives access to additional storage beneath the front seats.
Available with a 2.0-litre TDCi engine, the Transit Custom combines performance with fuel efficiency, making it an appealing option for both those who drive around town and those with longer journeys to make. Returning 46.3 mpg (6.1 L/100km) and 157g/km CO2, and available with optional Start/Stop technology, it offers competitive running costs and plenty of strength to haul your cargo around.
There are also three power outputs to choose from, enabling you to find the ideal combination of punch and economy.
The Ford Transit Custom comes in a range of guises: Van, Double Cab-in-Van and Kombi. Crews will prefer the Double Cab-in-Van thanks to the extra row of seats, while those looking for maximum flexibility will prefer the Kombi, in which the additional row of seats can be folded flat to increase loadspace. There’s also a choice of body lengths and roof heights to ensure your business can find the variant that best suits its cargo-carrying needs.
Ford rarely skimps on technology, and this mid-size van has a lot to offer. The cabin provides a car-like experience with ergonomic seating and a range of features to make the working day easier. These include Bluetooth connectivity as standard, 12v power points for charging devices and, on selected models, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and cruise control. Driving a van has never been so effortless.
The final reason for purchasing a Ford Transit Custom is that itknows how to take care everyone on board. With a five-star rating from Euro NCAP, it has all the safety features you’d expect on a modern commercial vehicle, such as Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, and Emergency Brake Assist. If you’re towing, you can also benefit from a system that stabilises your trailer when necessary.
If you need more reasons to love the Ford Transit Custom, or you are looking for used vans for sale, contact your local dealer.