Ford says that it has added three new models to its local Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom line-ups.
The brand says introduction of a new high-specification Tourneo Custom Limited SWB is "in response to growing customer requests for a high-powered and more luxurious version" of this model.
On the commercial vehicle front, there's the new Transit Custom Kombi Van, which comes in LWB Ambiente and SWB Trend guises. The new models offer the functionality of a second row of seats and space for up to six people, in combination with a panel-van-style load area.
"Since the launch of the Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom in 2013 we have enjoyed great success with these models amongst private and fleet customers," said Tracey Delate, Ford Marketing Manager. "This was followed up by the expansion of the range at the end of 2014 with the addition of the two-tonne Transit and Tourneo models that increased the scope of Europe's best-selling commercial vehicle range.
"The addition of the Tourneo Custom Limited and two Transit Custom Kombi Van derivatives now broadens the appeal even further," Delate said. "The increased performance and luxury specification of the Tourneo Custom Limited makes it ideal for family buyers.
"With the introduction of the Transit Custom Kombi Van, fleet and business owners now have the option of an even more versatile vehicle that can carry people as well as equipment, safely and securely."
The Tourneo Custom Limited is priced at R485 000, and is only available in short-wheelbase configuration. One of the main differentiating features of the new Tourneo Custom Limited is the more powerful version of the 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine. In high power form, this unit delivers 114kW at 3500rpm and 385Nm at just 1600rpm.
The 92kW/350Nm Duratorq TDCi mill is retained in the Trend models, while the Ambiente employs a 74kW/310Nm version.
Visually, the Limited can be differentiated externally by means of full colour-coding for the front and rear bumpers, door handles, mirrors and body-cladding. It also gains power folding side-mirrors, automatic headlamps with auto-dim beams, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers. An electrochromatic rear-view mirror with integrated camera display is included, linked to parking sensors front and rear, as well as Trailer Hitch Assist functionality.
Leather seats come standard, while the driver's perch includes eight-way adjustment. Side rear window blinds add a measure of comfort, bolstered by the standard rear air-conditioning system.
The Transit Custom Kombi Van, meanwhile, which is priced at R385 000 for the Ambiente LWB model and R397 000 for the Trend SWB derivative.
Both are equipped with the 92kW/350Nm version of the 2.2 Duratorq TDCi engine, along with a six-speed manual transmission.