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The 2024 Ford Transit Custom will touch down in quarter two next year, with the van to arrive in both short- and long-wheelbase guises, and priced from $55,990 before on-road costs.
That’s the sticker price for the short-wheelbase version, with the long-wheelbase commanding an extra $1000 investment, listing at $56,990.
“Businesses both big and small will be able to purchase the all-new Transit Custom with confidence, knowing Ford engineers have worked hard to incorporate practical, purposeful features to help them get the job done,” says Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia.
Both short- and long-wheelbase versions arrive in a single ‘Trend’ trim level, and both arrive with similar specification levels, which include a 13.0-inch central touchscreen, a 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster, standard navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless phone charging, and Ultra-Bright LED Loadspace Lights.
The Transit Custom is also the first Ford vehicle in Australia to be fitted with a 5G embedded modem, and Ford’s Load Area Protection Kit - side and rear-door protection and a moulded load floor liner - is now standard.
On the safety front, expect a pretty impressive list, especially for a commercial vehicle, with Adaptive Cruise Control, AEB front and rear, with rear cross-traffic assist, blind-spot monitoring and a new roof-mounted airbag, which frees up dash storage for laptops or folders.
Both variants also share an engine, packing Ford’s 2.0-litre diesel - with Normal, Eco, Slippery and Tow/Haul drive modes - which pairs with an eight-speed automatic. Expect 125kW and 390Nm, with fuel use pegged at 8.0L/100km on the combined cycle.
Functionality is at the core of any van proposition, and Ford reckons its new Transit Custom is the best in the moving-stuff business, with a lower floor for easier loading, a new access step to help you get in and out of the storage area, and a flat walk-through cabin that makes getting out of either side easier.
Short-wheelbase models carry 1269kg across 5.8 cubic metres of storage, while long-wheelbase models see that number drop slightly to 1223kg across a bigger 6.8 cubic metres of storage.
The Ford Transit Custom touches down in Australian in the second quarter of 2024.