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Ford Provides Details on Upcoming Transit Custom and Cargo Vans for the Australian Market

August 14, 2013

The new Ford Transit Custom will go on sale in the Australian market in early 2014, according to Ford.
The new Ford Transit Custom will go on sale in the Australian market in early 2014, according to Ford.

Ford announced details about its all-new Transit vans, the Transit Custom and Transit Cargo, for the Australian market. The automaker said each van model will feature Ford’s latest 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel engine and will be available early in 2014.

Ford said the Transit Custom features a “car-like” interior and driving experience and the automaker described it as a “new kind of Transit,” with a distinctive design. Changes include new load-space features, such as an integrated roof rack system and a load-through hatch in the bulkhead that allows storage of long items.

In terms of safety, Ford said the Transit Custom offers an optimized body structure that uses ultra-high-strength Boron steel, a first on a Ford Transit, according to the automaker.

Ford will offer its Transit Cargo for the Australian market in multiple roof heights, Single and Double Cab chassis models, and in a 12-seater bus model.

The company said it would provide additional details closer to the vehicle’s Australian launch date.

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