Ford has taken the wraps off the brand new Transit Customized, following the current debut of the absolutely electrical e-Transit sibling. Ranging from 2023, the brand new era of Ford’s well-liked mild business automobile can be out there with EcoBlue diesel, PHEV, and EV powertrains, and quite a lot of totally different physique kinds.
Predictably, the Transit Customized seems to be similar to the e-Transit Custom, that includes the identical physique. The grille nonetheless has modified, with horizontal slits and enlarged openings for cooling the engine, accompanied by facet intakes on the ICE-only fashions. Sadly, Ford didn’t embrace an in depth gallery of the six trim ranges (Base, Development, Restricted, Lively, Path, and Sport). Nonetheless, we will spot a few of the trim-specific styling cues from the group shot, together with the unpainted bumpers and totally different headlight graphics of the entry-level Base, the aluminum-style skidplates of the Path, the prolonged facet skirts of the Sport, and the front-mounted charging port of the PHEV and EV fashions.
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The Transit Customized is predicated on an “all-new” structure, which can be shared with the subsequent VW Transporter. Totally different bodystyle choices embrace the usual panel van, the double-cab-in-van, the kombi, and the L-shaped bulkhead. The mannequin is available in two lengths and in two roof heights. Later, Ford is anticipated to introduce the passenger-focused Tourneo Customized, taking the function of a family-friendly minivan.
Contained in the cabin, there’s a 13-inch touchscreen for the newest SYNC4 infotainment, though it isn’t specified if this characteristic is customary throughout the vary or if it’s only out there in high-end fashions. We will additionally see a number of always-on touch-sensitive shortcuts underneath the show. The flat-bottom steering wheel with built-in buttons can tilt, making a Cellular Workplace space. All trims characteristic the Ford Professional platform of software program and related companies together with the Ford Professional Upfit Integration System which permits digital automobile conversions via the prevailing infotainment panel, and the Ford Professional Cellular Service designed to enhance uptime.
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The ICE-only mannequin is fitted with an improved model of the EcoBlue diesel engine. It is going to be supplied in several energy outputs, beginning with 109 hp (81 kW / 110 PS), 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS), 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS), or 168 hp (125 kW / 170 PS). Setting apart the usual six-speed guide gearbox that may be mixed with an elective mechanical limited-slip differential, the Transit Customized additionally comes with a brand new eight-speed automated and elective all-wheel-drive. In accordance with Ford, the utmost towing capability of the auto AWD mannequin is 2,500 kg (5,512 kilos).
The plug-in hybrid Transit Customized combines a 2.5-liter petrol engine with an electrical motor and a battery, much like the Ford Kuga / Escape PHEV. Ford didn’t reveal the ability output however we guess it will likely be near the SUVs’ 222 hp (165 kW / 225 PS). The 11.8 kWh battery (usable capability) is nice for an electrical driving vary of as much as 57 km (35 miles), whereas house owners can use it to energy instruments and tools via the ProPower Onboard system. Lastly, the absolutely electrical e-Transit comes with an electrical motor producing 214 hp (217 PS / 160 kW) and 415 Nm (306 lb-ft) of torque, and a bigger 74kWh battery providing a 236 miles (380 km) WLTP vary.
Ford will showcase the brand new Transit Customized / e-Transit Customized on the IAA Transportation Present in Hanover (Germany). The LCV can be produced by Ford Otosan in Turkey. Deliveries of the diesel-powered fashions will begin in mid-2023, with the PHEV and EV trims following later in 2023.