The next generation of Ford's Toyota HiAce rival has been priced, ahead of customer deliveries beginning in the second quarter of 2024.
The 2024 Ford Transit Custom range will open at $55,990 before on-road costs, an increase of $5800 over the outgoing base model.
The long-wheelbase version is $1000 more. Only one roof height is available for now.
UPDATE, 24/01/2024 –Ford has confirmed the new Transit Custom range will gain a Sport variant, with the Trend receiving additional options. We've updated this article and pulled it forward.
Ford has previously confirmed the electric E-Transit Custom is also coming in 2024, but for now it has detailed only the diesel-powered range.
That includes the Sport, which gets a unique body kit, stripes and alloy wheels. It's due in the third quarter of 2024.
While prices have increased significantly, there's more standard tech than before.
The old 8.0-inch screen is replaced with a significantly larger 13-inch unit, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can now be connected wirelessly.
A wireless phone charger is standard, as is – for the first time in a Ford in Australia – a 5G embedded modem.
The transmission shifter has been moved to the column and there's now an electric parking brake, allowing the driver to enter easily from either side and go into the back without incident.
Ford also says it has increased space up front by moving the front wheels and strut towers further forward, while the Transit Custom has a shorter front overhang and is lighter than its predecessor.
The new-generation model also boasts independent rear suspension for greater comfort, while braked towing capacity has been bumped 600kg to 2500kg.
The load floor is lower, and the Transit Custom will slide under the 2m barrier found in many parking lots. It's also easier to climb into the load compartment thanks to a new access step, and it's easier to see back there with the old halogen load bay lights replaced with 'ultra-bright' LEDs.
There's still a wide range of safety features, bolstered by a safe exit warning feature. There's also a new roof-mounted airbag for the front passenger, which allows the passenger to make use of dashboard storage large enough for a laptop.
- 2024 Ford Transit Custom Trend SWB: $55,990
- 2024 Ford Transit Custom Trend LWB: $56,990
- 2024 Ford Transit Custom Sport SWB: $59,990
- 2024 Ford Transit Custom Sport Double Cab: $62,990
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2024 Ford Transit Custom is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 125kW of power and 390Nm of torque, mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Ford claims combined cycle fuel economy of 8.0L/100km in the 2024 Transit Custom.
Braked towing capacity is 2500kg on all models.
Payload is 1269kg in the SWB and 1223kg in the LWB.
This drops to 1023kg in the SWB Transit Custom Sport and 854kg in the Double Cab model.
Maximum load length is 3050mm in the SWB model using the load-through feature under the passenger seat, or 3450mm in the LWB.
Total cargo space is 5.8m3 in the SWB and 6.8m3 in the LWB.
Servicing and Warranty
Ford backs its vehicles with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
It hasn't detailed service pricing for the new Transit Custom.
The new-generation Ford Transit Custom has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking with intersection assist
- Reverse AEB
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind-spot assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Safe exit warning
- Reversing camera with 180-degree view
The Transit Custom Trend SWB and LWB come standard with:
- 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Satellite navigation
- 5G embedded modem
- Wireless phone charger
- FordPass app connectivity
- Drive mode selection: Normal, Eco, Slippery and Tow/Haul
- Load Area Protection Kit
- Side and rear door protection
- Moulded load floor liner
- LED load bay lighting
The Sport adds:
- Body kit
- Grey-finish alloy wheels
- Body stripes
The following options are available on the Trend:
- Dual side load doors with no windows: $1000
- Secure Visibility Pack with steel rear doors, digital rear-view mirror with integrated dashcam: $1500
- Load Space Air Conditioning: $700
Frozen White is standard, with Agate Black, Magnetic and Moondust Silver a $700 option.
The Sport is also available in Grey Matter and Digital Aqua Blue.
You can also opt for one of 58 special-order colours for an extra $1400.
Content originally sourced from: CarExpert.com.au