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2015-02-03 07:37

FORD TOURNEO LTD AT LEISURE: Ford SA adds three new derivatives to its Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom range - the new Tourneo Custom Limited (pictured here) and Transit range gains the new Kombi Van. Image: Ford SA

  • New Tourneo Custom Limited
  • New Transit Kombi Van (LWB and SWB)
  • Seven models in van range

Ford SA has added three derivatives to its Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom van range.

The Tourneo Custom Limited SWB is, Ford says, “in response to growing customer requests for a high-powered and more luxurious version”. The Transit range gains the new Kombi Van, either long-wheel base Ambiente or  short-wheel base Trend.


The launch of the upmarket Tourneo Custom Limited was, Ford claims, “driven by customer interest in a high-specification, high-powered model similar to the Transit Custom Sport van”.

The new Tourneo Custom Limited, at R485 000, is only available in SWB configuration and tops the expanded five-derivative line-up, which includes the existing Ambiente and Trend versions.

The Tourneo Custom Limited is powered by a 2.2 Duratorq TDCi engine capable of 114kW/385Nm, mated to a six-speed manual. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.5 litres/100km emissions of 172 g/km. The 92kW/350Nm Duratorq TDCi unit is retained in the Trend models, while the Ambiente uses a 74kW/310Nm version of this engine.

Visually, the Custom Limited is differentiated by body-colour bumpers, door releases, sides mirrors and body-side cladding. It gains leather seats, power external mirrors, auto headlights (with auto-dim) and rain-sensor. An electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, with integrated reversing camera display, is included as well as trailer hitch-assist.

The driver's seat benefits from power adjustment while both front seats benefit from lumbar support. Rear window blinds are included as well as rear aircon.

The Custom Limited is sold with a five-year or 90 000km service plan, four-year or 120 000km warranty, five-year corrosion warranty and three-year roadside assistance. Service intervals15 000km.


The Transit Custom Kombi Van, with its second row of seats, is able to seat six, while retaining a useful, Ford says, “4.35 cubic metres of load space in the case of the Ambiente LWB model”, at R385 000.

Its specification matches that of the existing Ambiente panel van and includes a driver's air bag, along with anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, electronic brake assist and electronic stability programme.

It also gains hill-start assistance, load adaptive control and roll-over mitigation. Its trailer-sway control is activated with the fitting of a Ford-approved tow hitch. It has a radio/CD audio system with USB, aux Bluetooth connectivity and steering-wheel audio controls.

The Kombi Van Ambiente LWB is powered by a 92kW/350Nm 2.2 Duratorq TDCi engine, mated to a six-speed manual. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.1/100km with emissions of 189g/km.

Headlining the expanded Transit Custom line-up is the new Kombi Van Trend SWB, at R397 000, that uses the same engine. In Trend specification it copies the equivalent Tourneo Custom derivative but uses 16” alloy rims.

Compared to the entry-level Ambiente, it gains two side loading-doors and running boards, Ford Sync-enabled audio (with voice control), heatable windshield, power and heatable side-mirrors, trip computer and cruise control.

Each front seat is heatable and and height-adjustable; the driver's has lumbar support. The steering wheel and gear-shifter are finished with leather.

The Transit Custom is sold with four-year of 120 000km warranty, five-year anti-corrosion warranty and three years of roadside assistance. A service plan is optional.

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