Ford Transit Nugget review

Category: Camper van

Section: Interior

Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior dashboard
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  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior dashboard
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior rear seats
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 right tracking
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  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior front seats
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior bed
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior under-seat storage
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior kitchen
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 rear door open
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 front left cornering
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 rear cornering
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior dashboard
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior rear seats
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 right tracking
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 left static rear door open
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior front seats
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior bed
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior under-seat storage
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior kitchen
  • Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 rear door open
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The steering wheel in the Ford Transit Custom Nugget has reach and rake adjustment while the seat comes with lumbar support and height adjustment, as well as the usual backrest angle settings. Whatever you do, though, the angle of the steering wheel and the feeling that you’re sitting over the pedals leaves you in no doubt that you’re in a van.

The seats remain comfortable after a few hours behind the wheel, and at journey’s end they can be rotated through 180 degrees to face the living area. As with rival camper vans, it can feel like a bit of a faff to do that, but we’re sure it’ll become easier as you get used to spinning them without clashing with the interior furnishings.

The dashboard is solidly constructed, with chrome trim parts and a leather steering wheel to help lift things. The hard, shiny, scratchy plastics, and the van switches and controls are a million miles from the car-based controls and soft-touch plastics you’ll find in the Mercedes V-Class Marco Polo, while the VW California has hard plastics that are much more pleasantly textured.

All Nuggets come with an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with a DAB radio, Bluetooth and a USB port all standard, as are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sat-nav and a second USB port up front are both optional.

The display, which is mounted helpfully high on the dashboard, doesn’t have the glitziest graphics but it is responsive and the menus are easy to navigate, with good-sized icons. A California in Coast or Ocean trim has a touchscreen that is just as easy to use, has just as many features and looks a bit better.

Ford Transit Custom Nugget 2021 interior dashboard