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Performance and Efficiency

The Transit Custom is made to deliver an uncompromised combination of refined power with outstanding fuel efficiency and low emissions. 

Geofencing Technology

Available in the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, geofencing technology is designed to help improve local air quality. The PHEV van can detect when it enters a congestion zone or low-emission zone, and then automatically switch to electric only drive mode. Users can also create custom “green zones” to reduce emissions near schools, in urban areas and warehouses.

The geofence module also records information about electric-only operation within low-emission areas. This data can be shared with authorities to confirm compliance within low-emission zones, avoiding the risk of wrongful fines and penalties.

When the Transit Custom PHEV leaves a controlled zone, it automatically switches to the most appropriate drive mode for the next leg of the journey

The future of commercial vehicles

The advanced electric powertrain can be charged at the mains and runs solely on electric power on shorter journeys. With support from the multi award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine, the van delivers outstanding efficiency, even on longer trips. The Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van helps reduce local pollution, and delivers all the flexibility, capability and dependability you expect from a Ford Transit Custom.

New Ford Transit Custom PHEV overhead skeleton view
New Ford Transit Custom PHEV exterior side view

Go further for less

Fully charged, the New Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid’s can take you up to 35 miles (56 kilometres) using the electric motor alone (range may vary depending on the vehicle, weather conditions and driving behaviour). Ideal on those short trips in the city that usually result in low efficiency and more money spent on fuel. On longer journeys, the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine helps to extend the van’s range – working with regenerative braking to recharge the battery. And once sufficiently charged, you can switch back to electric only, helping you save money and reduce pollution.

Advanced engine technology

Featuring a range of advanced 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engines, the New Tourneo Custom is more powerful and more efficient than ever. With four powertrains available, offering up to 185 PS and 405 Nm of torque, you’re guaranteed to find the one that meets your specific needs. Whichever you choose, every engine meets the stringent Euro 6.2 emissions standards too. The vehicle is even available as a mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (mHEV) for even greater fuel economy and reduced emissions.

New Ford Transit Custom EcoBlue Engine

Improved performance

Improved power and torque are delivered by a range of Ford EcoBlue 2.0 litre engines. Already complying with stringent Euro Stage 6.2 emissions legislation, the benefits of these advanced powertrains are enhanced by a series of smart, economical technologies. 

Powerful and efficient Ford EcoBlue engines

Engineered to meet strict Euro6 emissions standards, the Transit Custom’s Ford EcoBlue 2.0L TDCi engines are available in three power outputs: 105 PS/ 360 Nm, 130 PS / 385 Nm and 170 PS / 405 Nm. All combine outstanding performance and power with lower fuel consumption and emissions.

New Ford Transit Custom fuel cap
New Ford Transit Custom fuel cap

An additive that removes pollution

A selective catalytic reduction system uses AdBlue®, a urea/water-based fluid to convert NOx emissions in the exhaust gas into nitrogen and water. A particulate filter then reduces more than 99% of emitted solid particulates from the vehicle’s exhaust. To operate correctly, the AdBlue® tank of your Ford EcoBlue 2.0-litre engine must be filled with AdBlue® fluid. System warnings illuminate when fluid level becomes too low.

Use less fuel with Auto Start-Stop

When you stop at traffic lights or your vehicle is idling in a queue, this technology can automatically switch off the engine (while still supplying power to essentials like the headlights, air-conditioning, radio and the Ford SYNC system). When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, or press the accelerator on an automatic, and the system restarts. Auto Start-Stop is particularly effective in town and city streets, where it can cut fuel consumption by up to 10% (urban cycle).

New Ford Transit Custom with Auto Start-Stop
New Ford Transit Custom battery

Re-charge your battery more efficiently

Unlike traditional systems, Smart Regenerative Charging only charges the battery when it needs it and, whenever possible, avoids doing so when you’re pressing the accelerator. This can help save even more fuel and further reduce emissions.

Acceleration Control helps you drive more economically

This innovative option controls the rate of acceleration according to whether your vehicle is un-laden or part-laden. As a result, you can expect to lower your fuel consumption by up to 15%, depending on your driving style. The technology can also help reduce the amount of wear and tear on the engine, brakes and tyres, along with other components.

New Ford Transit Custom pedals
New Ford Transit Custom with SelectShift automatic transmission

SelectShift automatic transmission

Both the 130 PS and 170 PS engines are available with the six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. This is the standard powertrain of choice on a wide range of body styles and GVMs, and it’s designed to provide a smooth, relaxing driving experience, especially in busy stop-start traffic. The transmission allows you to change gear manually if you prefer, using the gear shifter buttons on the facia-mounted gear lever. It also provides the ability to lock out gears in more challenging driving conditions. For example, on slippery surfaces or steep gradients.

Essential journey information

An on-board trip computer gives you useful facts and figures about your mileage, fuel consumption, speed and the outside air temperature. It also includes ‘distance to empty’: roughly how far you can go on the fuel left in the tank. This is particularly useful on long journeys, or if you know you’ll be driving somewhere remote.

New Ford Transit Custom
New Ford Transit Custom smart technology

Smart service technology

To help maximise efficiency and productivity, smart engine technology ensures you’re not tied to traditional service intervals. The technology takes several factors into account including oil quantity and quality, engine load, temperature and speed, to ensure your vehicle is only serviced when it needs to be.

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