Ford Transit Custom hybrid interior & comfort

The Ford Transit Custom hybrid van is very comfortable, with seating for three in the cabin

Ford Transit Custom hybrid

The suspension in the Ford Transit hybrid is supple and adept at soaking up all kinds of bumps and ruts in the road, thus making it very comfortable to sit in. Although it’s no luxury limousine inside, the higher-spec versions of the Transit strike the right balance between soft-touch and durable materials.

Ford Transit Custom hybrid dashboard

The dashboard in the Transit hybrid borrows a lot of switchgear from the rest of Ford’s line-up, while the optional eight-inch touchscreen will also feel familiar.

There are buttons and dials for the climate control beneath this, with the drive mode lever protruding from the bottom of the dash. The digital display behind the steering wheel is clear and easy to read, with buttons on the wheel making it easy to find information.

Equipment, options & accessories

The entry-level Transit Base comes with remote central locking, electric windows, a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, a full bulkhead and a sliding door, while air-conditioning and a heated windscreen are standard on all models.

Available equipment includes Ford’s SYNC 3 eight-inch infotainment touchscreen system, which can also be controlled with voice commands. The higher trim levels add features like foglamps, different alloy-wheel designs, cruise control, a leather steering wheel, electric mirrors and much more.

Ford Transit Custom hybrid

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system is clear and easy to use, even if the graphics look a little basic. The FordPass smartphone app allows you to monitor the charge of the battery remotely, and in 2020 the FordPass Pro app will be capable of the same for up to five vehicles – useful for those managing fleets.

Ford has entered into a partnership with NewMotion, which it claims will give Transit hybrid drivers “simplified access” to 118,000 charging points throughout Europe. Using the NewMotion app, drivers will be able to locate, initiate and pay for registered public chargers through their smartphone, without being mired with dozens of separate apps for different charging providers and networks alike.