New 182bhp diesel for Ford Transit Custom Sport van

Ford has upped the power of its 2.0-litre four-cylinder EcoBlue diesel, providing a new range-topper for the Transit Custom Sport range

Ford Transit Custom Sport

The Ford Transit Custom Sport has received a more powerful version of Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbocharged diesel engine. Available in both short and long wheelbase, as well as panel van, kombi van and double-cab-in-van body styles, the new model is on sale now, priced from £32,270.

Revisions include an updated high-pressure fuel injection system and a reworked low-inertia turbocharger, which Ford claims delivers a broad spread of power throughout the rev range. Power and torque stands at 182bhp and 415Nm respectively, with buyers given the choice of either a manual or automatic six-speed transmission.

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Like all Ford Transit Custom Sport models, this latest range-topper gets a pair of racing stripes and a bold body kit with deeper front and rear bumpers, wider side skirts, flared wheel arches and body coloured door mirrors. Buyers also have their choice of either 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the new Transit Custom is trimmed in part-leather and comes fitted as standard with an eight-inch infotainment screen and a roaming WiFi hotspot. Optional equipment includes active park assist, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and a blind spot monitoring system with support for trailers up to 10 metres in length.

Ford has also bolstered its commercial vehicle range with a new Transit Connect Sport. Priced from £20,405, the compact van is powered by a 118bhp 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine and comes as standard with 16-inch gun-metal alloy wheels, matte black sports stripes, a more aggressive body kit and a pair of heated partial-leather seats.

What are your thoughts on Ford’s more powerful Transit Custom Sport? Let us know in the comments section below…

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