American marque Ford has added more versatility and options to the 2019 range of the Transit Custom, making the award-winning hauler an even more compelling proposition for van buyers. The Transit Custom range now adds the SWB Sport as well as the Double Cab-in-Van options for buyers, with the former appearing as the most potent form of Transit Custom we’ve ever had.
For starters, the 2019 range brings autonomous emergency braking to the list of standard equipment, which joins standard driver-assistance features like adaptive cruise, traffic sign recognition, lane-keep assist with departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic headlights with auto high-beam, and automatic wipers.
“The Transit Custom is going from strength to strength, and we know that Australian buyers are looking for even greater versatility and more choice when it comes to their work van. With AEB as standard on every model, and the new Transit Custom Sport available in both Van & Double Cab-in-Van body styles, we’ve covered practicality and personality for customers looking for capability and character.” – Kay Hart, President & CEO, Ford Australia & New Zealand
Three new variants join the lineup with the Custom 340S replacing the outgoing 300S, thanks to a higher GVM and improved towing capabilities (now 2150kg). In addition to this, there’s also a new Transit Custom Sport that, on the surface, really shouldn’t be considered a commercial vehicle at all.
Powertrain-wise, for MY19, the Transit Custom gains more power, now 125kW and 390Nm as standard, while still meeting Euro6.2 emissions standards. But with the Transit Custom 320S Sport, you get 136kW and 405Nm from the same 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine, with power sent through the 6AT as standard.
The Custom 320S Sport packs a whole bunch of fancy look-at-me bits too, like 17-inch alloys, twin stripes down the middle, a body kit, a gloss-black grille, LED daytime running lights and static bending lights. Additionally, only the Custom 320S Sport is available in Blue Metallic & Orange Glow hues.
The 320S Sport also packs a 10-way power-adjustable drivers’ seat, semi-leather upholstery up front, gloss-black dash trim, and LED lighting at the back to illuminate the new side-wall trim board and load-floor protection.
The new Transit lineup will arrive dealerships in September, with prices starting at $42,190.
|Variant||Transmission||Price (before ORCs)|
|320L LWB DCiV||6AT||$49,990|
|320L LWB Sport||6AT||$53,490|