Details of the updated 2019 Ford Transit Custom have been revealed with the van range now equipped with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard.
The Ford Transit Custom safety package includes adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane keeping aid with driver alert, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic headlamps with auto high beam function and rain-sensing wipers, along with the aforementioned AEB which also features pedestrian detection.
Also standard are six airbags, dynamic stability control (DSC) with roll-over mitigation and trailer sway control, side-wind stabilisation, load adaptive control, hill launch assist, rear-view camera as well as front and rear parking sensors.
Transit Custom vans also feature quick clear heated windscreens, heated front seats, a 4.2-inch full-colour instrument cluster and a programmable key.
Short Wheelbase (SWB) models benefit from an increase to the Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) and Gross Combination Mass (GCM) ratings, with the Transit Custom offering a maximum 2150kg braked towing capacity (previously 1800kg) for the six-speed automatic and a new 340S designation replaces the former 300S for the SWB van, reflecting the new 3400kg GVM.
Powering the 340S is an upgraded 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine which develops 125kW of power (30 per cent more) and 390Nm of torque. It is mated with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The Transit Custom 320S Sport variant offers slightly more thrust with 136kW of power and 405Nm of torque available mated exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission.
320S variants also feature 17-inch black machined alloy wheels and a body styling kit with unique front and rear bumpers plus side skirts. There are also body coloured mirrors, a gloss black grille, Bi-Xenon HID headlights with static bending and LED daytime running lights. Two exclusive colours – Blue Metallic and Orange Glow – are also available.
Internally the Transit Custom 320S Sport gets a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and partial leather seat trim, a textured leather steering wheel and LED lighting in the load bay.
Joining the line-up is the new Transit Custom Double Cab-in-Van (DCiV) which will be offered exclusively as a Long Wheelbase (LWB) model in two specifications: the base 340L DCiV and the 320L Sport DCiV. Available only with the six-speed automatic transmission the DCiV offers 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 340L specification the Transit Custom DCiV is configured with six seats – three at the front and three at the rear and is powered by the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel tuned to provide 125kW/390Nm.
The 320L Sport DCiV is configured with five seats including separate driver and front passenger seats with a 136kW/405Nm turbo-diesel engine.
The updated 2019 Ford Transit Custom range will be on sale Down Under from September this year.
2019 Ford Transit Custom pricing (excluding on-road costs):
340S SWB Van 2.0L EcoBlue 6MT - $42,190
340S SWB Van 2.0L EcoBlue 6AT - $44,990
340L LWB Van 2.0L EcoBlue 6MT - $44,190
340L LWB Van 2.0L EcoBlue 6AT - $46,990
320S SWB Sport 2.0L EcoBlue 136kW 6AT - $48,490
340L LWB DCiV 2.0L EcoBlue 6AT - $49,990
320L LWB Sport DCiV 2.0L EcoBlue 136kW 6AT - $53,490
Prestige Paint - $650
SVO Paint - $1400
Sat-nav - $600
High-roof - $1500
Rear Cargo Door Liftgate - $550
Rear Side Window (on LHS only) - $350
Vehicles with standard Single Side Load Door can only be optioned with Rear Side Window on LHS only – not available on both LHS and RHS.
Dual side load doors (no windows) - $1000
Dual side load doors (with rear side windows) - $1700
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