July 17, 2017

Ford Transit Custom – Up close and personal

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The Ford Transit Custom is the UK’s most popular van and for some reason, today at Vansdirect we went up close and personal with the Transit Custom and share our experience with you!

Introduction to the Ford Transit Custom

Available in two lengths and heights and four different trim levels, the Ford Transit Custom sets the bar in the medium van market in terms of versatility and efficiency. The Transit Custom has not only dominated this new van segment for a while, but also dominated the whole of the UK new van market.

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Features of the Ford Transit Custom

Inside the cab

The inside of the cab area was spacious and included a whole host of impressive and convenient features to make your working day easier and a number of practical stowage solutions, including 2-litre bottle holders, stowage box over instruments and lift-up cushion on dual-passenger bench seat which allows for extra stowage. We were also able to make ourselves comfortable, with an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, which also included an armrest. We also found a wide range of technology in the cab, from electrically operated front windows to a radio with bluetooth.

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Load area

The load area loads separately from the cab area for extra security and is separated from the seating area via a full metal bulkhead. The area can be accessed via a left-side sliding door, or via the rear doors that open to 180 degrees. The bulkhead also included a load-through facility to cater for longer load lengths, the bulkhead flap can be held open by a magnet. We also found 6.0 cubic metres of load volume on our L1 H1 model, enough to accommodate 3 Europallets and an 8×4 sheet if we so wished! While the loadspace compartment lights would have come in handy were we to enter the van at night-time.

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How was the Ford Transit Custom to drive?

The answer is very good, the Custom had a number of convenient features to make the drive easier: A gear shift indicator to aid economical driving was particularly impressive, prompting you the most efficient time to change gear. Door mirrors contain a blind spot eliminator, a crucial feature in keeping you safe on the roads, whereas the new van’s headlights come with a courtesy delay to help keep other drivers safe. When driving the Ford Transit Custom we felt comfortable and relaxed, with the van smoothly accelerating to high speeds and this was only the 130ps model, imagine the 170ps! We also liked the high driving position, providing us with a very clear view of the road ahead and a surprisingly light steering.

New Ford Transit Custom on finance

Interested in a new Ford Transit Custom? At Vansdirect we have a wide range of models available, including panel vans and double cabs and a wide range of flexible van finance options available, which include: van leasing, contract hire and hire purchase. Our prices start from only £195pm! Call us today on 0845 021 0444 or submit your details online!