Ford has launched the new Transit Custom ECOnetic, a 1-tonne van that achieves fuel consumption from 6.0 l/100 km (39 mpg US) (when fitted with the optional 100 km/h (62 mph) speed limiter)—a reduction of 8% against its predecessor, and CO2 emissions from 159 g/km—placing it on a par with a family passenger car such as the Ford S-MAX.
|Transit Custom ECOnetic. Click to enlarge.|
Without the optional speed limiter, the model delivers fuel economy from 6.2 l/100km (38 mpg US) and CO2 emissions from 163 g/km. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions may vary according to the different standard equipment and optional features specified in individual European markets.
The ECOnetic version of the Transit Custom delivers many low-CO2 features as standard, including Acceleration Control, a new technology that limits the acceleration to levels achievable when the vehicle is fully laden, enabling significant fuel savings when the vehicle is unladen or part-laden. Field tests show that Acceleration Control can reduce real-world fuel consumption by 4 to 15% and cut wear-and-tear on brakes, tires and other components.
Powered by a 100 PS (74 kW) version of Ford’s 2.2-liter Duratorq diesel engine, the ECOnetic model also offers standard Auto-Start-Stop that can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 10% in urban driving.
Additional fuel-saving features include a switchable 110 km/h (68 mph) speed limiter, a unique engine calibration, a coolant bypass valve for quicker warm-up, optimized gearing with a 6% longer final drive ratio, low rolling resistance tires and aerodynamic wheel trims. As an option, customers can also specify fixed speed limiters for speeds of 90 km/h (56 mph), 100 km/h (62 mph) and 112 km/h (70 mph) to suit their own operating requirements.
The all-new Transit Custom ECOnetic will be available in short or long wheelbase form and three gross vehicle weight options.
(Stated fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 as last amended. The results may differ from fuel economy and emissions figures in other regions of the world due to the different drive cycles and regulations used in those markets or the different standard equipment fitted.)