Ford Transit: all-new vans here early next year

The all-new Ford Transit range will launch in Australia early next year, offering commercial buyers two variants.
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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.

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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.

All-New Ford Transit