Ford Transit Custom Nugget: adventures on and off the road
New long wheelbase model offers more interior space for camping enthusiasts
The trusty Ford Transit is truly one of the most versatile vans on the market.
Favoured by many tradesmen for carrying kit, or used for ferrying passengers, the Transit has now also become a must-have vehicle for adventure lovers.
Based on Ford’s Transit Custom van, the Transit Custom Nugget has been developed in partnership with camper specialists Westfalia and offers a fully-fitted camping interior with high-quality conversion work, advanced driver assistance and connectivity features. It also includes a powerful and fuel-efficient Ford 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine.
Now available in a long wheelbase version, the Nugget uses the extra length to provide a built-in toilet, wash basin and additional interior storage space.
“From weekend getaways to staycation holidays with the whole family, we’re seeing growing demand for the adventure and freedom that campers provide,” said Hans Schep, general manager, commercial vehicles, Ford of Europe.
“Nugget lets customers enjoy light-filled, spacious living when parked up, and the additional features that come with the longer wheelbase model add to the ‘home-from-home’ experience.”
Available to order in the UK from November directly through Ford dealerships, with delivery in the first quarter of 2021, the Ford Transit Custom Nugget is priced on the road from £59,608 (including VAT).
Flexible interior space
The Nugget’s tilt roof permits easier access to multi-storey car parks or height-restricted rest areas and helps make driving in areas with overhanging trees or low bridges less challenging.
This then expands to provide a sleeping area containing a comfortable double bed. The roof is light enough for simple manual operation, while a self-folding system automatically tensions the weather-resistant sides when raised and gathers slack when lowering for smooth operation and secure storage on the move. It can also accommodate a roof rack to carry outdoor equipment.
In addition to sleeping quarters in the roof, the long wheelbase Nugget features a unique L-shaped interior layout. Facilities include a kitchenette and spacious living and dining area, which can convert to comfortable travel seats for three people when on the move. The seating area offers generous headroom even with the roof closed and is equipped with Isofix points to safely mount child seats.
Helping holiday-makers stay connected on the move, high-speed internet is provided as standard via the FordPass Connect modem, creating a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to ten devices with connectivity available at up to 15 metres from the vehicle.