Comprising the Ford Transit Custom and Ford Transit Cargo, Ford Australia announced the new range during a special Go Further event held in Sydney today that also confirmed the next-generation Ford Mustang for local showrooms and gave previews of the upcoming Everest seven-seat SUV and 2014 Ford Falcon.
While the Transit Custom is a mid-size van intended to compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz Vito/Viano and Volkswagen Transporter, the Cargo (pictured bottom) will be available in multiple roof heights, single and double cab chassis and a 12-seater bus.
Touted as providing a more car-like interior and driving experience, the Ford Transit Custom features new load-space features such as an integrated roof rack system and a load-through hatch in the bulkhead for extra-long items.
While Ford says the Transit will include the company’s Sync voice-activated connectivity system and a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine, full specifications for both models will be revealed closer to the 2014 launch.
The current Transit range starts at $35,990.
According to Ford, seven million Transits have been sold globally since the first model hit markets in 1965.