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2017 Ford Transit models recalled due to electrical fault

Ford Australia has issued a recall of 2775 examples of the Transit Custom van with (2017 and 2019 model years, or MY17 to MY19 in Ford-speak), and 347 examples of the 2017 Transit (MY17), due to the potential for an electric water pump to overheat...

Ford creates in-car shields for Transit van to help fight coronavirus

A range of clear plastic protective shields have been launched for the Ford Transit in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Released by Ford of Europe, the PVC shields are designed to supplement personal protective equipment for occupants of Ford Transit vans and buses...

Ford Transit van gets Ranger Raptor grille but not the performance

Ford of Europe has brought some Ranger Raptor design flare to the front end of a new series of Transit vans – but, unfortunately, these models are unlikely for Australia even though they are made in same factory in Turkey where we source our vehicles. The new "lifestyle" versions of Ford's delivery van are the Transit Custom Active, Transit Custom Trail and Transit Trail...

Ford 'stop sale' on 2.0-litre turbo diesel continues, no word when it will be lifted

Ford Australia does not know how long it will take to fix a problem with more than 2000 vehicles equipped with single-turbo and twin-turbo versions of its 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine – including some versions of the Ranger ute (pictured)...

2020 Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid detailed, not for Oz

The new Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid van and Torneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid eight-seat people mover have been detailed for the European market this week. Both are technically a range-extended electric vehicles, despite the 'Plug-in Hybrid' naming, as the 93kW electric motor is the only thing driving the front wheels. When the 13...

Ford Transit Custom Sport gets power bump in Europe

Ford of Europe has introduced an updated range of 'Sport' vans, including a more powerful version of the Transit Custom Sport. The upgraded 2.0-litre 'EcoBlue' diesel engine in the Transit Custom Sport now makes 185PS (136kW) and 415Nm, a 9% increase in power output compared to the outgoing model...

2019 Ford Transit pricing and specs: AEB now standard

Advanced safety now comes standard on vehicles arguably spending more time on the road than most. The new Ford Transit Custom will automatically slam on the brakes in traffic if the driver is not paying attention. The 2019 Transit Custom joins the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and new VW Crafter with AEB standard across the range...

2019 Ford Transit revealed, Custom PHEV variant added

Ford has unveiled facelifted versions of its Transit van line-up, with updated styling inside and out, improved technology and a plug-in-hybrid option. The updates apply to the mid-sized Transit Custom, as well as the larger Transit Two-Tonne. From mid-2019, the Transit Custom will be available with a first-in-class plug-in hybrid electric option...

2019 Ford Transit previewed

Ford has announced it will reveal the updated Transit range at the Hanover CV show, which commences September 20. Several big announcements will be made at the event, including the launch of a new two-tonne Transit featuring mild hybrid technology – a first for the segment – along with the debut of the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, which will launch sometime  in 2019...

Ford testing 'autonomous' food delivery in Miami

Ford has teamed up with Postmates to test a self-driving food truck in Miami, in an attempt to better understand how people interact with unmanned delivery vehicles. When we say unmanned, we mean vehicles that appear unmanned. Ford is already running a number of trials with autonomous cars, but this is aimed at better understanding how people actually deal with the car once it's arrived with their food...

2018.5 Ford Transit Custom pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018.5 Ford Transit Custom range have been revealed this week, with the updated van available now from $40,990 before on-road costs. Key visual changes include a refreshed exterior with new bonnet, headlights, daytime-running lights, grille and front bumper, along with the redesigned cabin...