Ford Transit Custom Leasing
Ford's mid-sized Transit Custom van now offers an even stronger LCV proposition thanks to EcoBlue diesel engine technology.
The Transit Custom hits the sales sweet spot in the mid-sized LCV marketplace for a vehicle not too big – and not too small. Here is Ford’s answer to European market leaders like Volkswagen’s Transporter, Mercedes’ Vito, the Peugeot Expert, the Citroen Dispatch, the Renault Trafic and what on these shores, we know as the Vauxhall Vivaro. To deal with such tough opposition, the Blue Oval brand is offering an enormous range of choice to British businesses, with over 300 Transit Custom derivatives on offer. A van needs to look smart, modern and professional. This one does, with a smarter look that's based around a high-mounted trapezoidal grille and dynamic, slim headlamps. Plus Ford Transit Custom finance deals can be very tempting.
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Why Would You Want One?
The Transit Custom slots into Ford’s LCV range just beneath the brand’s largest model, known simply as the 'Transit', and just above the company’s two compact van models, he Transit Courier and the Transit Connect. Before considering the various Ford Transit Custom lease deals on offer, you’ll need to make your choice of engine. Under the bonnet, the important news is this LCV's 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue unit. It's offered in 105PS, 130PS and 170PS power ratings and with this updated model, buyers of the 105PS variant also get the option of a frugally-focused 'ECOnetic' variant. There's also now the option of a smoother, more efficient automatic gearbox, a 6-speed SelectShift auto transmission.
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There are several hundred Transit Custom derivatives from which to choose, with most being centred around the Panel Van bodystyle. Adding people to the packaging mix means you might want to look at the Double-Cab-in-Van bodystyle with its extra rearward seats in front of the load bay. Or, if you want to give the whole space over to the carriage of people, there’s a 9-seater Kombi minibus. If you want something even more luxurious than that, there’s a smarter, more luxurious 8 or 9-seater Tourneo passenger bodystyle, but Ford really now consider this as a passenger car product and a decent alternative to really large MPVs for bigger families.
Here though, our main focus is on Transit Custom Panel Vans, offered in either short or long wheelbase forms. There’s also a high roof bodyshape option. As for Gross Vehicle Weight, the entry-level version has a Gross Vehicle Weight of 2500kgs, so is badged ‘250’. The next option is 2700kgs, badged ‘270’ and then so on in the same way through ‘290’, ‘310’ and ‘330’ models. By now, you should be narrowing your target model down – and you can pinpoint it even further by deciding upon a bodystyle to suit the likely length of your usual cargo. The short wheelbase Transit Custom bodystyle offers an overall length of 4.97m, whilst the long wheelbase version offers 5.34m.
The Bottom Line
This may be the most sophisticated Transit model we’ve yet seen but businesses will still buy it for the same reasons. A Ford Transit Custom lease gets you the market’s most dynamically adept mid-sized LCV, a simple, straightforward one-stop mid-sized van choice that satisfies a wider variety of commercial needs than any other Transit derivative.
Across the rest of Europe, Transit models enjoy none of the market dominance that they have in the UK but on the evidence of this Custom version, you’d have to wonder whether Continental buyers are missing a trick.
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