"The new Transit Custom looks like no Transit before, with a bold new design which has a distinctively modern and sporty feel," said Paul Campbell, Commercial Vehicle Chief Designer, Ford of Europe. "Customers in this segment told us they want a vehicle that they are proud to have on their driveway, and we have given them exactly that."
"One look at the bold trapezoidal lower grille, and the large swept-back headlamps that flow into the muscular rising shoulder line tells you that this is a very new kind of Transit. The vehicle's sportier stance and more dynamic character make a powerful new impact.
"By giving the front end a more curved, 3D appearance in plan view, and by subtly increasing the 'tumblehome' of the upper body sides, we have created a design which is visually much more compact and stylish, but which retains superb space and practicality," Campbell added.
"Many long-time Transit customers might recognise the signature 'shark's fin' kick-up in the front window line, which is echoed in the rear body panel. We also went to great lengths to minimise the number of shutlines on the vehicle, for a cleaner and more contemporary look," said Campbell.