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.