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2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Van

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Van Finalists: Ford Transit Custom Peugeot Expert Toyota HiAce Only a few years ago, there was precious little to talk about beyond payloads and tie down points in this segment. But we’ve since been through something of a commercial vehicle renaissance...

2021 Ford Transit recalled with driveshaft fault

Ford Australia has recalled 31 examples of its Transit van, citing a potential fault with the rear driveshaft. The affected vehicles were built between 18 August 2020 and 26 August 2020 (Model Year 2021)...

Electric Ford Transit Custom and Volkswagen Transporter twins confirmed

The next-generation Ford Transit Custom and twin-under-the-skin Volkswagen Transporter will be offered with all-electric powertrain options, both manufacturers have confirmed. Set to go into production in Turkey during the first half of 2023, the upcoming mechanically-identical commercial vans will also be available with hybrid and traditional internal combustion engines...

2020 Ford Transit and Transit Custom recalled for suspension arm fault

Ford Australia has issued a recall for 15 examples of the Transit, and a further 165 examples of the Ford Transit Custom, citing a potential fault with the front lower control arms. The 180 affected vans were built between June 5 and July 8, 2020 (model year 2020)...

2020 Ford Transit models recalled due to suspension fault

Ford Australia has issued a recall of 344 examples of the 2020 Transit and Transit Custom van (MY20) due to the potential for a suspension arm joint to break. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a fractured lower control arm joint may separate, resulting in the loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of an accident...

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...