GOOD news for those who hanker after a high-powered and more luxurious people carrier: three all-new models in the Ford Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom lineups have been announced.
The introduction of the new high-specification Tourneo Custom Limited SWB is in response to growing customer demand.
On the commercial vehicle front, business and fleet clients will benefit from the launch of the new Transit Custom Kombi Van.
This versatile model offers a second row of seats and space for up to six people, with a panel van-style load area at the rear. The Kombi Van is available in LWB Ambiente (R385 000) and SWB Trend (R397 000) guises.
The new Tourneo Custom Limited, at R485 000, is only available in short-wheelbase (SWB) configuration and tops the expanded five-model line-up which includes the existing Ambiente and Trend versions of the Tourneo Custom – both available in a choice of SWB and LWB body styles.
One of the main differentiating features of the new Tourneo Custom Limited is the more powerful version of the 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine. In high power form, this unit delivers 114kW of power at 3 along with 385Nm of torque at a low 1 600rpm.
The 92kW/350Nm Duratorq TDCi unit is retained in the Trend models, while the Ambiente uses a 74kW/310Nm version of this engine.
The Transit Custom comes standard with a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, five-year/ unlimited corrosion warranty and three-year/unlimited roadside assistance.