Ford has bolstered the engine choices for its Transit Custom Sport range with a new, more powerful diesel engine.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel unit produces 182bhp and 415Nm of torque, making it the most powerful Sport van ever.
Customers are able to choose from either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic, the former of which can deliver up to 43.5mpg and emissions of 155g/km CO2, while the latter can achieve up to 41.5mpg and emit 163g/km CO2.
The exterior of the van features a full sports bodykit, with body-side mouldings and wheel arch extensions helping to give it a little more presence. It’s also available with either 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels, and comes with body-coloured bumpers, side mirrors and door handles.
Inside you’ll find partial leather upholstery applied to all seats – including second or third rows when fitted.
The Custom Sport series can be specified in a variety of different bodystyles to suit different functions, with van, kombi and double cab models available in both short- and long-wheelbase layouts.
Ford’s Connect on-board system has also been fitted, which can turn the van into a WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices. In addition, the van gets Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system, which includes media functions, smartphone connectivity and satellite navigation.
It’s priced from £32,270.
The Transit Custom Sport is joined by the Connect Sport and Courier Sport in the Sport van range, with both offering the same distinctive exterior and interior design. Neither are available with the 2.0-litre, 182bhp diesel unit fitted to the Custom Sport, however.