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All-New Ford Transit Custom: 8 smart features that will transform your work day

From a walk-through cab to clever time-saving automation, the next generation of the Ford Transit Custom is packed with lots of clever features and details to boost your productivity...

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Whether you’re a sole trader, a medium-size business owner or a fleet manager, maximising the productivity and uptime of your vans and workforce is crucial to your business’s success. That’s exactly where the All-New Ford Transit Custom can help.

Available in a wide range of body styles and with the choice of hard-working diesel or efficient plug-in hybrid power – and coming soon with all-electric power – the All-New Ford Transit Custom’s new-from-the-ground-up platform is designed to deliver outstanding load-carrying capacity, and supreme long-distance comfort.

But where the All-New Ford Transit Custom really changes the game is with its wealth of intelligent features, all designed specifically to enhance productivity and help you get the most out of each and every day. In fact, when it came to shaping the All-New Transit Custom, Ford’s design team gathered feedback from hundreds  of customers to truly understand their needs and craft a van that has the answers to some of real-world van users’ biggest challenges.

The result: ingenious features like a mobile office space in the cabin where you can catch-up on emails or eat lunch, clever delivery automation that could save you hours of wasted time per week, and total integration to Ford Pro™ Servicing, Financing[1], Software and Charging solutions to maximise the productivity of your business and support your transition to electric vehicles.

So, in order to find out how the All-New Ford Transit Custom can help you work more efficiently, we’ve pulled together a list of the eight best features that will transform your work day.

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Ford Transit Custom side profile with side door open

1. Lower load floor

Available in two lengths and two roof heights[2], the All-New Ford Transit Custom offers up to 9.0m3of load space[3] and a payload of up to 1327kg[4]. But, when it comes to loading and unloading your van on a daily basis, ease of access is just as important as sheer volume of cargo space.

That’s why Ford’s engineers utilised the new architecture of the All-New Transit Custom to offer wide-opening side and rear doors, along with a lower cargo floor height than any previous Transit Custom – making getting things in and out of your van easier and quicker than ever before.

Ford Transit Custom front-on

2. Lower roof height

The All-New Ford Transit Custom’s platform also let Ford’s engineers lower the roof height on ‘low roof’ (H1) models to under two metres. This means you can take your All-New Ford Transit Custom into almost any multi-storey car park in the country, helping you make deliveries to offices, shopping centres or residential buildings easier and more efficient.

Ford Transit Custom Mobile Office pack interior

3. Mobile Office Pack

Today, modern van drivers need more than just a comfortable seat and a cupholder to get the job done. With the optional Cab as Office Pack, the All-New Ford Transit Custom acts as a fully functional and fully connected office on-the-go. The innovative tilting steering wheel becomes a perch for a laptop or tablet, letting you catch up on emails between jobs. It even turns into a table from where you can eat lunch.

Elsewhere in the cab, a wireless charging pad and three USB-C ports keep all your devices topped-up throughout the day, while the high-definition 13in touchscreen is your portal to Ford’s next-generation SYNC 4 infotainment system. This comes with 5G connectivity as standard, meaning you and your workforce will always be online and contactable, even when on site.

Ford E-Transit Custom cross-cab access

4. Cross-cab access

Speaking of the cab, the tilting steering wheel isn’t the only clever innovation to help boost productivity. After analysing feedback from thousands of customers, Ford realised it needed a solution to make the cab more accessible from all angles.

So, using the All-New Transit Custom’s bespoke platform, Ford’s engineers moved the gear selector to the steering column, integrated the electronic handbrake into the dashboard, moved the passenger airbag to the roof, and created a totally flat floor. The result: a convenient walk-through cab making access from one side of the vehicle to the other easier than ever.

Ford E-Transit Custom delivery assist feature

5. Delivery Assist

When it comes to deliveries and collections, time is everything. So, to help make every single stop faster and more efficient, the All-New Ford Transit Custom will soon be available to order with optional Delivery Assist automation on automatic models[5]. This allows micro-actions like closing the windows, locking the doors and turning on the hazard lights to be pre-programmed to activate as soon as you hop out of your van – saving you precious time on each and every delivery.

Ford E-Transit Custom powering work bench

6. Pro Power Onboard

With Pro Power Onboard, the All-New Ford Transit Custom can quite literally power your business to success. Available as an optional extra on the Transit Custom Plug-In hybrid and upcoming all-electric E-Transit Custom, Pro Power Onboard allows you to power work tools via three 2.3kW plug sockets – two in cargo area and one in the cabin – without the need for an external generator.

Pro Power Onboard can connect to almost any power tool or device. For example, you can continuously power a 2kW table saw for more than three hours, using up just 10 per cent of the E-Transit Custom’s battery in the process, while laptops and laser printers can be powered with ease.

Ford Transit Custom interior

7. Ford Pro™ Upfit Integration

More than half of Ford Pro™ commercial vehicles sold in Europe receive some kind of conversion, with the majority of modifications requiring integration into the vehicle’s electrical system – including the addition of controls and displays. That can be challenging and time-consuming for converters to fit and drivers to operate.

The Ford Pro™ Upfit Integration System helps streamline the process and does away with the need for drilling into the dashboard and adding clunky bolt-on switchgear by adding an interface module that ensures that any modification has seamless connection to the All-New Ford Transit Custom’s electrical system. This also enables beacons, floodlights and other ancillary equipment to be controlled via the 13in SYNC 4 touchscreen.

Ford E-Transit Custom interior with Ford Pro integration

8. Total Ford Pro™ integration

The jewel in the All-New Ford Transit Custom’s crown when it comes to enhancing productivity is the integration with Ford Pro™. Ford Pro™ is a comprehensive, one-stop shop solution bringing together commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure, smart software and vehicle maintenance. It is built around connected vehicle data and designed to help businesses of any size monitor the health of their vans, reduce running costs, and maximise productivity while planning for an electric future.

Ford Pro™ Software products also integrate with FORDLiive. By connecting your vehicle via the FordPass Pro app or one of the Ford Pro™ Telematics solutions, your vehicle data will be accessible to you and connect you with an extensive network of Ford Transit Centre workshops which helps you to identify servicing and repair requirements ahead of time. Not only does this enable you to see real time information on your van, but also online service bookings with the option of Mobile Service for added convenience.

Finally, Ford Pro™ Charging offers a fully integrated business-focussed charging system for fleets and businesses to manage the charging of their vans at home, at the office and on-the-go, while Ford Pro™ FinSimple provides always-on financing for business vehicles.

So, from intelligent automation and a clever cargo area, those are eight ways the All-New Ford Transit Custom can transform your working day and truly enhance productivity.

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Images shown for illustration purposes and may not reflect UK specification.

[1] Finance subject to status. Guarantees may be required. Exclusions apply. Ford Pro FinSimple is provided by Ford Credit, the financial arm of Ford Motor Company. Within Europe, automotive financial products and services are provided directly by FCE Bank plc and in association with external finance providers under various brands, including Ford Credit, Ford Lease and Ford Fleet Management. Actual products and services may vary due to ongoing product development and market availability and requirements. Ford Pro FinSimple will provide a one-stop financing solution for commercial customers; the availability of specific products, services and launch dates may vary by market.

[2] High roof line available to order mid-2024.

[3]Max. load capacity figure relates to the L1H1-L2H2 model. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution.

[4] Max. load capacity figure relates to the L1H1 320 Diesel model. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution. Max payload varies and is based on accessories and vehicle configuration.

[5] Optional extra. Available to order in 2024 on Trend models with automatic transmissions only.

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