Ford Australia locks in new diesel, electric van range

Ford Australia has confirmed the next-generation diesel-powered Transit Custom will arrive Down Under in 2024.

That means it’ll arrive during the same year as the new E-Transit Custom electric van, and end the 10-year run of the current, first-generation model.

In Europe, the new Transit Custom is available with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel in four different tunes. Of greatest relevance to Australia are the two tunes available with an eight-speed automatic transmission: one with 100kW, the other with 125kW.

The new Transit Custom gains the option of an all-wheel drive system, while maximum towing capacity has been increased to 2500kg.

In some markets like Europe, a plug-in hybrid will continue to be offered. This features a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and an 11.8kWh battery, with a claimed 56km of electric range.

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