FORD LAUNCHES PERSONALIZED LONG-TERM TRANSIT CAMPING WITH MORE STORAGE SPACE AND NEW HYGIENE FACILITIES
New long-wheelbase derivative of the Transit Custom Nugget motorhome coming soon to UK customers, offering improved interior space and on-the-go convenience
Nugget’s tilting roof allows the use of roof racks and facilitates access to parking and camping at limited height
The Nugget Long Wheelbase (LWB) features a class-unique L-shaped layout to separate living, sleeping, kitchen and washroom areas
Available to order direct from Ford dealers from November; delivery Q1 2021
DUNTON, UK, August 27, 2020 – The Ford Transit Custom Nugget is now available in a long wheelbase version, adding even more flexibility for adventure-loving customers.
The extended wheelbase uses the extra length to provide an integrated toilet, sink, and additional interior storage.
Based on Ford’s market-leading Transit Custom van, the Transit Custom Nugget has been developed in partnership with Westfalia motorhome specialists and offers a fully equipped camping interior with high quality conversion work, advanced features and functionality. driver assistance and connectivity; and a powerful and refined and fuel-efficient 2.0-liter Ford EcoBlue diesel engine.
“From weekend getaways to vacation staying with the whole family, we are seeing an increasing demand for the adventure and freedom that campers offer,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford Europe. “Nugget allows customers to enjoy a spacious and bright life when parked, and the extra features that come with the longer wheelbase model add to the ‘home from home’ experience.”
Flexible interior space
The Nugget’s tilting roof allows easier access to multi-story parking lots or low-height rest areas and helps make driving in areas with overhanging trees or low bridges less difficult. This then expands to provide a sleeping area containing a comfortable double bed. The roof is light enough for simple manual operation, while an automatic folding system automatically stretches the weather-resistant sides when raised and relaxes when lowered for smooth operation and secure storage on the go . It can also accommodate a roof rack to carry outdoor gear.
When lifted and secured in place, the tilting roof creates up to 2.4 meters of interior headroom. A large rear window and two side windows let light into the cabin and are fitted with blinds for added privacy and to keep out the early morning sun. The upper-level sleeping area contains side vents and standard LED reading lights, and the double bed can also fold up for more interior space during the day.
The tilting roof is designed to provide comfort and safety all year round. The durable, waterproof solid composite upper contains insulating foam to help maintain a comfortable temperature inside. Polyester sides are fungicidal and flame retardant for durability and safety and are waterproof to half a meter of water pressure.
Comfortable and connected to home
In addition to the rooftop bedrooms, the long-wheelbase Nugget features a unique L-shaped interior layout. Amenities include a kitchenette and a spacious living / dining area, which can convert into comfortable travel seats for three. people on the move. The seating area offers generous headroom even with the roof closed and is equipped with Isofix points for safely mounting child seats.
The extra space provided by the longer wheelbase is used to provide an area in the rear housing a built-in toilet for added convenience on long trips and when traveling with small children. Protected by a retractable privacy screen, the area also includes a pull-out sink, so guests don’t have to use the kitchenette sink to wash their hands or brush their teeth. Fresh and used water is supplied by two on-board tanks with a capacity of 42 liters each.
To help vacationers stay connected on the go, a high-speed internet connection is provided as standard via the FordPass Connect modem, 1 creating a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices with connectivity available up to 15 meters from the vehicle.
Ford’s advanced 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine delivers refined, fuel-efficient performance, whether on long-distance adventures or short day trips. Customers can specify the 130 hp and 185 hp versions, each available with a six-speed manual or a responsive six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.