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Ford upgrades Transit Custom power and safety

Two new double cab-in-van models launched as entire range sees more features and updates


Ford has updated its Transit Custom range and launched two new double cab-in-van (DCiV) models in Australia.

The Transit Custom range now includes some standard features such as driver assist technology, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, lane keeping aid with driver alert system, adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with rear cross-traffic alert.

The updated range also features new body styles, powertrain upgrade including 30 per cent more power (125kW), increased torque (390Nm) and updated common-rail turbo-diesel engine to meet Euro 6.2 emissions standards.

The new Transit Custom double cab-in-van models have received the same updates as regular van models, including the upgraded powertrain and standard AEB with pedestrian detection, with up to six-passenger carrying capability.

With dual cargo and passenger-carrying capability, the Transit Custom DCiV will be offered exclusively as a long wheelbase (LWB) in two specifications: the base 340L DCiV, and 320L Sport DCiV. 

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Available exclusively with the six-speed automatic transmission, both models offer a standard rear bulkhead, spacious second-row seating accessed by dual side load doors, and an ample 4.4-cubic metres of load space.

In base 340L guise, the Transit Custom DCiV is standard with six seats – three at the front and three at the rear. 

The new models also include the updated features of standard van models, including 125kW/390Nm EcoBlue powertrain, comprehensive DAT suite with Adaptive Cruise Control, AEB with Pedestrian Detection, plus SYNC 3 with an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

Meanwhile, the 340S Short Wheelbase (SWB) van models benefit from an increase to the gross vehicle mass (GVM) and gross combination mass (GCM) ratings, delivering more payload and towing capability. 

A new 340S designation replaces the prior 300S for the SWB van, reflecting the new 3400kg GVM, while the increased GCM enables the 6-speed automatic Transit Custom to achieve a maximum 2,150kg braked towing capacity (previously 1800kg).

“The Transit Custom is going from strength to strength, and we know that Australian buyers are looking for even greater versatility and more choice when it comes to their work van,” Ford Australia and New Zealand president and CEO Kay Hart says. 

“With AEB as standard on every model, and the new Transit Custom Sport available in both Van and Double Cab-in-Van body styles, we’ve covered practicality and personality for customers looking for capability and character.”​


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