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Ford Showcases All-New E-Transit Custom at IAA

Ford has revealed its latest commercial vehicle solutions to maximize uptime, service and productivity at the IAA Transportation Show 2022 in Hannover, Germany, including the new E-Transit.  

Ford’s line-up of electric vehicles at the show is led by the all-new E-Transit Custom, which makes its global public debut. Featuring next-generation battery technology to enable a targeted range of 380 km and 124kW fast charging ability, the van delivers highly competitive performance for a wide range of customer needs. 

As part of the most comprehensive Transit Custom range ever, customers can also choose an all-new Plug-In Hybrid version for applications where additional flexibility is required; pure-electric driving capability for city centre work, as well as petrol power for extended highway trips. The new powertrain is similar to that used by the Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid. and combines a 2.5L Atkinson cycle petrol engine with a 11.8 kWh (usable) battery to deliver a targeted pure-electric driving range.

Ford also confirmed further details about the all-new Transit Custom, which offers the latest generation of Ford EcoBlue diesel engines. In addition, a high-efficiency eight-speed automatic gearbox is introduced, and a maximum towing capacity of 2,500 kg is available on Transit Custom for the first time.  

The all-new Transit Custom will be available as a panel van and double-cab-in-van and has been designed from the ground up to deliver outstanding performance and load-carrying capability. Like the all-electric E-Transit Custom, the Transit Custom features an extensive range of new customer experiences to enhance productivity, such as the Mobile Office option with innovative tilting steering wheel. Key features include: 

·       All-new vehicle architecture with lower cargo floor height, sub-2 metre overall height and independent rear suspension 

·       Four size variants – L1 or L2 lengths, with H1 or H2 roof heights 

·       13-inch SYNC4 touchscreen 

“The all-new Transit Custom will offer a new level of technology and flexibility for business customers, with all the practicality and versatility Transit is known for,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. 

The all-new Transit Custom will be built by Ford Otosan in a state-of-the-art new plant in Turkey. Customer deliveries of Transit Custom with EcoBlue powertrains are set to begin in late-2023 with additional variants available in 2024. 

We do love the Ford Transit and we look forward to getting these new ones – in the meantime, here is our review of the Custom Sport

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