First Ford Transit Custom Hits the Streets

The first of Ford’s newly engineered commercial vehicles that are being introduced to the UK market is already on the road and hard at work, and it is expected that many more will join its ranks in a short time. Ford’s completely new line-up of commercial vehicles, which is expected to have achieved final roll-out by sometime in 2014, is highlighted by the new Transit Custom that recently made its debut, and it is anticipated that the vehicle will be an enormous success.

The new Transit Custom was designed with the variable needs of both small and medium-sized commercial businesses in mind, a fact that was not lost on Andrew Wilkinson, the very first customer to drive away in a Transit Custom. As the owner of a cleaning company he has very specific needs – he has an enormous water tank that he needs to be able to fit in the cargo area, and the Transit’s innovative load-through hatch in the bulkhead allows him to do just that while still providing car-like drivability and comfort. Wilkinson was so impressed with the vehicle that he purchased it on the same day that he first saw it. Other businesses with different needs will benefit from the van’s Lane Keeping Aid, Ford SYNC, and a fold-up roof rack.

In addition to the practical needs of businesses, Ford has also anticipated the creature comforts that will be demanded from the business market, and has already announced that a Transit Custom Sport will be available sometime this year. The cabin will be outfitted with luxury features including leather upholstered seats, an upgraded sound system and SYNC connectivity – the vehicle’s exterior will make any business owner proud to have it sitting in front of their shop – it will offer low-profile tires on 18-inch alloy wheels and upgraded paint colors enhanced with contrasting body stripes. Under the hood drivers will find a responsive 155 HP diesel engine that produces almost 285 lb-ft of torque.

Visit or call one of our dealerships in and around Dorset to learn more about the amazing new Transit Custom van or any of the Transit van range of vehicles.