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Transit Custom Sport And Double Cab Models Arrive In New Zealand, Bringing Most Comprehensive Local Line-Up To Date
08/05/20
  • Ford New Zealand, NZ’s #1 light commercial brand for two years running, welcomes two brand-new models to Ford dealerships around the country – the Transit Custom Sport Van and the Transit Custom Double Cab-in-Van
  • Driver Assist Technology, standard on both new models, includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert System, Adaptive Cruise Control, BLIS with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • A five-year or 150,000-kilometre warranty is standard on every Ford Transit Custom, with ownership benefits including 30,000km or one-year service intervals
  • Ford New Zealand, NZ’s #1 light commercial brand for two years running, welcomes two brand-new models to Ford dealerships around the country – the Transit Custom Sport Van and the Transit Custom Double Cab-in-Van
 
  • Driver Assist Technology, standard on both new models, includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert System, Adaptive Cruise Control, BLIS with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
 
  • A five-year or 150,000-kilometre warranty is standard on every Ford Transit Custom, with ownership benefits including 30,000km or one-year service intervals

Auckland, 8 May 2020 – Two brand new Ford Transit Custom models have begun to arrive at Ford dealerships around the country – the Transit Custom Sport Van, with even more power and torque plus unique, athletic styling, interior treatment and features, as well as new Transit Custom Double Cab-in-Van model that can carry up to six passengers while offering 4.3m3 of load space.

Both new vans are now available throughout the country with more arriving soon to meet demand and customer inquiry.

Both new models, like the rest of the new Custom range, include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection as standard.

In addition to fresh new body styles and powertrain upgrades, the Transit includes a full suite of Driver Assist Technologies as standard, building on its five-star ANCAP rating.

“We’ve learned from the success of the Ford Ranger that you need to always be improving to stay ahead,” said Ford New Zealand Light Commercial Marketing Manager, David Herbert. “While Ford is the number one light commercial brand in New Zealand, competition remains fierce, so we are going to keep raising the bar with new vans like the Transit Sport and Transit Double Cab.

“We know buyers are looking for even greater versatility and more choice when it comes to their work van,” he added. “With AEB as standard on every model, and the new Transit Custom Sport and Double Cab-in-Van body styles, we’ve covered practicality and personality for customers looking for capability and character.”

The latest Transit Custom builds on previous updates that have included an automatic transmission and SYNC 3 with a full-colour 8.0-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto1 smartphone capability. In addition, Transit Custom continues to offer 30,000km or one-year service intervals, to keep customers on the road longer, as well as a five-year or 150,000 kilometre warranty as standard. Transit Custom owners also stand to benefit from an increasingly compelling Ford Service Benefits program, including Service Loan Car, Roadside Assistance and sat-nav updates.

Transit Custom: Technology comes standard

The Transit Custom brings a comprehensive suite of Safety and Driver Assist Technology (DAT)2 as standard on every model.

The full suite of standard DAT on the updated Transit Custom includes:

Auckland, 8 May 2020 – Two brand new Ford Transit Custom models have begun to arrive at Ford dealerships around the country – the Transit Custom Sport Van, with even more power and torque plus unique, athletic styling, interior treatment and features, as well as new Transit Custom Double Cab-in-Van model that can carry up to six passengers while offering 4.3m3 of load space.

Both new vans are now available throughout the country with more arriving soon to meet demand and customer inquiry.

Both new models, like the rest of the new Custom range, include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection as standard.

In addition to fresh new body styles and powertrain upgrades, the Transit includes a full suite of Driver Assist Technologies as standard, building on its five-star ANCAP rating.

“We’ve learned from the success of the Ford Ranger that you need to always be improving to stay ahead,” said Ford New Zealand Light Commercial Marketing Manager, David Herbert. “While Ford is the number one light commercial brand in New Zealand, competition remains fierce, so we are going to keep raising the bar with new vans like the Transit Sport and Transit Double Cab.

“We know buyers are looking for even greater versatility and more choice when it comes to their work van,” he added. “With AEB as standard on every model, and the new Transit Custom Sport and Double Cab-in-Van body styles, we’ve covered practicality and personality for customers looking for capability and character.”

The latest Transit Custom builds on previous updates that have included an automatic transmission and SYNC 3 with a full-colour 8.0-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto1 smartphone capability. In addition, Transit Custom continues to offer 30,000km or one-year service intervals, to keep customers on the road longer, as well as a five-year or 150,000 kilometre warranty as standard. Transit Custom owners also stand to benefit from an increasingly compelling Ford Service Benefits program, including Service Loan Car, Roadside Assistance and sat-nav updates.

Transit Custom: Technology comes standard

The Transit Custom brings a comprehensive suite of Safety and Driver Assist Technology (DAT)2 as standard on every model.

The full suite of standard DAT on the updated Transit Custom includes:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Automatic Headlamps with Auto High Beam function
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Automatic Headlamps with Auto High Beam function

These features build on Transit Custom’s already strong offering of standard DAT, safety and convenience equipment that includes:

  • Six airbags (Driver, front passenger, front side curtain, front side seat)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Roll-Over Mitigation and Trailer Sway Control
  • Side-wind Stabilisation, Load Adaptive Control and Hill Launch Assist
  • Full colour rear-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

From the driver’s seat, Transit Custom Sport and DCiV also includes quick clear heated windscreen to complement the standard heated front seats on cold winter mornings. A 4.2-inch full colour instrument cluster is standard and joins MyKey – a programmable key that can be used to restrict vehicle settings such as speed, Driver Assist Technology and audio settings – for peace of mind.

Great capability, more momentum

Transit Custom’s advanced common-rail turbo-diesel engine meets Euro 6.2 emissions standards, while delivering a substantial 125kW of power, 30-per cent more than the prior model. Along with 390Nm of torque, the upgraded 2.0-litre EcoBlue powertrain further strengthens Transit Custom’s award-winning capabilities.

Transit Custom Sport Van: Practically athletic

Personality and practicality meet in the sportiest model yet: the new Transit Custom 320S Sport Van. The Sport adds even more performance with 136kW of power and 405Nm of torque – available exclusively as a six-speed automatic – in addition to distinctive exterior and equipment upgrades.

These all combine to deliver a stylish and powerful van for customers who want to stand out from the crowd, while still offering Transit Custom’s renowned practicality and highly-praised driving dynamics.

Making a statement with racing-inspired stripes and unique decals, the 320S Sport Van also adds 17-inch black machined alloy wheels and a body styling kit with unique front and rear bumpers plus side skirts. Body coloured mirrors and a gloss black grille up front are joined by Bi-Xenon HID headlights that also feature static bending and LED Daytime Running Lights for greater visibility and a unique light signature.

On board the Transit Custom 320S Sport, an upgraded interior includes a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and partial leather seat trim to complement the textured leather steering wheel. Design details include a gloss black applique and detailing, plus chrome vent surrounds to add to the premium and sporty nature of the vehicle. The rear load area features new LED lighting for greater visibility, complementing the steel bulkhead, side wall trim board and load floor protection standard on all Transit Custom van models.

For the whole crew: Transit Custom Double Cab-in-Van

The new Transit Custom Double Cab-in-Van (DCiV) includes the upgraded powertrain and standard AEB with Pedestrian Detection, with up to six-passenger carrying capability.

The Transit Custom DCiV is standard with six seats accessed by dual side load doors – three at the front and three at the rear and an ample 4.4-cubic metres of load space. Its specification reflects the highly-equipped Van models, including 125kW/390Nm EcoBlue powertrain, comprehensive DAT suite with Adaptive Cruise Control, AEB with Pedestrian Detection, plus SYNC 3 with an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

For more information and complete specifications, please visit:

https://www.ford.co.nz/commercial/transit-custom-2019-75/

These features build on Transit Custom’s already strong offering of standard DAT, safety and convenience equipment that includes:

  • Six airbags (Driver, front passenger, front side curtain, front side seat)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Roll-Over Mitigation and Trailer Sway Control
  • Side-wind Stabilisation, Load Adaptive Control and Hill Launch Assist
  • Full colour rear-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

From the driver’s seat, Transit Custom Sport and DCiV also includes quick clear heated windscreen to complement the standard heated front seats on cold winter mornings. A 4.2-inch full colour instrument cluster is standard and joins MyKey – a programmable key that can be used to restrict vehicle settings such as speed, Driver Assist Technology and audio settings – for peace of mind.

Great capability, more momentum

Transit Custom’s advanced common-rail turbo-diesel engine meets Euro 6.2 emissions standards, while delivering a substantial 125kW of power, 30-per cent more than the prior model. Along with 390Nm of torque, the upgraded 2.0-litre EcoBlue powertrain further strengthens Transit Custom’s award-winning capabilities.

Transit Custom Sport Van: Practically athletic

Personality and practicality meet in the sportiest model yet: the new Transit Custom 320S Sport Van. The Sport adds even more performance with 136kW of power and 405Nm of torque – available exclusively as a six-speed automatic – in addition to distinctive exterior and equipment upgrades.

These all combine to deliver a stylish and powerful van for customers who want to stand out from the crowd, while still offering Transit Custom’s renowned practicality and highly-praised driving dynamics.

Making a statement with racing-inspired stripes and unique decals, the 320S Sport Van also adds 17-inch black machined alloy wheels and a body styling kit with unique front and rear bumpers plus side skirts. Body coloured mirrors and a gloss black grille up front are joined by Bi-Xenon HID headlights that also feature static bending and LED Daytime Running Lights for greater visibility and a unique light signature.

On board the Transit Custom 320S Sport, an upgraded interior includes a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and partial leather seat trim to complement the textured leather steering wheel. Design details include a gloss black applique and detailing, plus chrome vent surrounds to add to the premium and sporty nature of the vehicle. The rear load area features new LED lighting for greater visibility, complementing the steel bulkhead, side wall trim board and load floor protection standard on all Transit Custom van models.

For the whole crew: Transit Custom Double Cab-in-Van

The new Transit Custom Double Cab-in-Van (DCiV) includes the upgraded powertrain and standard AEB with Pedestrian Detection, with up to six-passenger carrying capability.

The Transit Custom DCiV is standard with six seats accessed by dual side load doors – three at the front and three at the rear and an ample 4.4-cubic metres of load space. Its specification reflects the highly-equipped Van models, including 125kW/390Nm EcoBlue powertrain, comprehensive DAT suite with Adaptive Cruise Control, AEB with Pedestrian Detection, plus SYNC 3 with an 8.0-inch touchscreen.

For more information and complete specifications, please visit:

https://www.ford.co.nz/commercial/transit-custom-2019-75/

Recommended Retail Prices (RRP) for the Transit Custom Sport and Transit Custom DCiV:

Recommended Retail Prices (RRP) for the Transit Custom Sport and Transit Custom DCiV:

320S SWB Transit Custom Sport Van, 2.0L EcoBlue FWD 6AT $59,990/Current special RRP of $49,990*
340L LWB Transit Custom DCiV, 2.0 EcoBlue FWD 6AT $64,990*
320S SWB Transit Custom Sport Van, 2.0L EcoBlue FWD 6AT $59,990/Current special RRP of $49,990*
340L LWB Transit Custom DCiV, 2.0 EcoBlue FWD 6AT $64,990*

*Recommended RRP only. The offer price of any vehicle or option is entirely at the discretion of the Dealer. Prices shown includes GST but excludes ORCs.

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*Recommended RRP only. The offer price of any vehicle or option is entirely at the discretion of the Dealer. Prices shown includes GST but excludes ORCs.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services.  Ford employs approximately 188,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.