When we say Ford Transit Custom, you say tough, versatile, and totally awesome!
The Ford Transit Custom was first debuted at the 2012 Commercial Vehicle Show, at the NEC in Birmingham, making this wicked van an impressive 10 years old this year! Since launch, it went on to win the 2013 Van of the Year award and in 2019 it won the What Van Award for Medium Van of The Year. For us here at Summit Vans though, the Ford Transit Custom will always be a winner, no matter what. It’s got unrivalled style, awesome road handling characteristics and clever load carrying solutions. In short, the Ford Transit Custom has it all.
Style, space, storage & performance comes as standard in the Ford Transit Custom
It’s this wicked combo of style, space, storage, and performance, that makes this van way more than just a van, it’s a lifestyle. The three bodystyles: van, double cab (DCIV) and Kombi mean you can effortlessly take the Ford Transit Custom from work mode to holiday mode and everything else in-between. Depending on the bodystyle, it can seat up to 9 people and still cram in a payload of more than 800kg and enjoy an average load space of approximately 6 cubic metres, in even the smallest L1H1 version. To put that in perspective, 6 cubic meters is about 100 times as big as a half keg style beer barrel… and one of them holds the equivalent of 165 cans of beer! To put it another way, it’s about 8.5 times as big as a hot tub. Whatever you can relate to, it’s safe to say the Ford Transit Custom is plenty big enough for most situations and occasions.
It’s not all about loading and access though, when it comes to the Ford Custom Transit, there’s an engine for every occasion too, whether you’re interested in going green and embracing hybrid and electric or if you’re keeping it old school and going with Diesel; whatever you prefer there’s an engine choice to suit you. Here at Summit, we rate the advanced high performance EcoBlue diesel engines if you’re looking for an awesome ride.
A mid-sized van with style and substance
As we mentioned at the beginning, the Ford Transit Custom will be turning 10 this year, but that doesn’t mean the styling is anything like 10 years old. In fact, the Transit Custom had a facelift in 2018, what the guys at Ford call a “mid-cycle action” and it was this facelift that took the Ford Transit Custom from just another mid-sized van to THE mid-sized van! Easy to clean, but super slick leather interiors are perfect for heavy work use as well as family outings and the bold FORD front grille is reminiscent of off-road vehicles and SUVs that’s perfectly in-keeping with other outdoor adventure vehicles. There’s more cabin stowage space than you can shake a stick at, and in the higher spec versions, you get all the benefits of modern tech in the floating, touchscreen infotainment (yeah, that’s a word) system. On top of that, awesome conversion packages like the ones we do here at Summit, can inject even more personality, style and curb appeal into your Ford Custom Transit (you can find out more about that, here).
It’s not all about interior comfort and style though, the Custom is also impressive on the road. The handling, especially in the cornering is impressive, with proper agility, little to no body roll and a suspension that absorbs most bumps in the road without complaint – ideal if you prefer the mud track to the racetrack. Testament to the fact it’s a van though, you can argue the handling of the Ford Custom Transit actually gets better when it’s loaded, so no need to be shy on packing all your kit in. For even more details about just what makes the Ford Transit Custom awesome, we recommend this article here.
So who needs a Ford Transit Custom Van?
In our opinion, everyone, but if we had to choose, we rate the Ford Transit Custom as number one for people who like to work hard AND play hard. The van’s dimensions make it spacious yet maneuverable, while the easy rear access makes loading and unloading the van super simple, whether it’s work tools you’re unloading, or surf gear, camping kit, fishing tackle, rock climbing stuff you name it…
Interested in doing your next adventure in a Ford Custom Transit? Let’s talk.