The Ford Transit Custom has been leading the way in commercial vans for many years. These vehicles possess a wealth of features that make them compete with some of the best-in-class. A key element of the Transit Custom that appeals to many is how customisable it is.
Available in a selection of trim specifications, you can also customize the body style and capacity.
As well as being able to select your ideal wheel length, Ford lets you choose how high your van will be as well. Therefore, a Transit Custom High Roof variation is available, and it presents some additional benefits over the standard roof option.
Extra Van Height
Naturally, the Transit Custom High Roof - also known as the H2 variant - gives you extra height to your van. A standard L1 length van with a normal roof will have an overall height between 1925-2000mm, whereas the high roof version of the same van will have a height of 2286-2366mm.
Consequently, you can get an additional 366mm with this option, and that space makes a big difference. Inside the van, it translates into more loadspace at the back. The standard height versions of the Transit Custom give you an already impressive 1406mm between the load floor and the roof. That's more than enough height to store a whole range of items and to pack a lot of products into the back of the van.
By comparison, the load floor-to-roof distance increases to 1778mm in the Transit Custom High Roof. That's an increase of 372mm - or 37.2cm. With this additional loadspace, you have the possibility of storing taller items or packing more into your van.
A Luton-Style Van
Unlike many other commercial vans with extra height variants, the Ford Transit Custom High Roof doesn't include additional storage space above the cabin. Instead, the extra height is delivered in a Luton-style arrangement, incorporating an enclosed box body over the cab.
The benefit of Luton-style vans is that they help you transport a large volume of goods every single day. The additional height of the Transit Custom High Roof simply means there is more vertical space for you to play with. These vans are commonly used by companies that transport various items every single day - such as delivery businesses or removals companies. Having extra space could let you store more items per day, which has an impact on your bottom line. A delivery company that can move more goods per day can get more jobs done, leading to more money. The same goes for other businesses; access to more space can have a positive effect on your performance.
Available In Four Different Models
The Ford Transit Custom High Roof is available in four different models:
- Leader - the basic option, including all of the standard features from the production line. Aimed at fleets that want a cost-effective van at minimal costs.
- Trend - includes everything the Leader boasts, but with some additional aesthetic improvements and more home comforts/features. A more luxurious option for your fleet than the Leader.
- Limited - again, you get an even more luxurious look and feel with the Transit Custom Limited. Chrome surrounds the grille, there are 16-inch wheels and a sliding door on the driver's side. It terms of body style and features, this is the most high-end and expensive option.
- Trail/Q Sport - the last option is the Transit Custom Trail, which includes many unique features that make it an option for businesses on the move. It has a more rugged design and innovative technology that makes it well-equipped to take you off the beaten track and onto less forgiving road surfaces. An option with the high roof is a great idea for any businesses that find themselves off-roading or traversing across challenging terrain.
Multiple Engine Options
You can purchase the Transit Custom High Roof in any of the engine options provided by the Ford Transit Custom range. This includes seven diesel options, all of which boast a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBlue engine. The diesel engines are available as manual or automatic transmission, with different power options also available to purchase.
Alternatively, there are two hybrid engines for you to enjoy. Both of them use the same EcoBlue engine as before, combined with Ford's innovative hybrid technology. With the Transit Custom High Roof, you can only choose the 6-speed manual options for the hybrid engines; the automatic transmission is not compatible with your model.
A Van For The Modern Business
Overall, The Ford Transit Custom High Roof is a van that the modern business can enjoy. It contains all of the features you expect from a Ford Transit Custom, including impressive driving control, excellent safety and security features, and plenty of driving assistance technologies. It's a comfortable and stylish van with more than enough loadspace to help you with your daily jobs.
The addition of a higher roof clearance gives you that little bit of extra space. While it might not seem like a lot on paper, in reality, it makes a significant difference to your van. There is more room in the loading bay, meaning more items can be loaded for each journey you take. It can lead to higher levels of efficiency during your daily tasks, improving the way your business performs.
Of course, you get the typical large doors on the back of the van that swing open, leading to easier loading and unloading of the cargo bay. When combined with the added height of the roof, it is much easier for you to load and more items of all sizes. It's also more comfortable in the loading area for people to stand up and move around.
The Transit Custom High Roof is available as a fleet option for businesses, or it can be bought on its own for self-employed individuals. When it comes to assessing your commercial van needs, this vehicle will certainly tick a lot of boxes. If you'd like to learn more about the Transit Custom High Roof, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.