When Ford first launched the Transit Custom in 2012, it did so with the tried-and-tested 2.2-litre Duratorq engine from the Transit van range – a sensible precaution for what was an all-new product.
For the 2018 model year, the Transit Custom was facelifted inside and fitted with the already proven 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine, which was first introduced in 2016 to meet Euro 6 emissions regulations.
Throughout its short life, the Transit Custom has also been updated incrementally with new software and safety features. However, the 2018 model is the first to have been revitalised inside out, so it represents an important milestone in the timeline of the van.
With key competitors, such as the Volkswagen Transporter, Mercedes-Benz Vito and Vauxhall Vivaro updated some time ago, the Transit Custom is now the newest van on the market.
The Transit Custom still comes as either a standard or long wheelbase van, with the choice of a regular or high roof.
The 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine is unchanged from the 2017 Transit Custom and still comes in three power outputs: 104bhp, 128bhp and 168bhp. There’s also the same four trim levels: Base, Trend, Limited and Sport.
If you’re after something other than a simple panel van, there are Kombi minibus versions capable of carrying up to nine passengers and Double Cab vans with a second row of seats. For the ultimate in people moving, there is also the Transit Custom Tourneo – a premium nine-seat minibus.