Ford introduces long wheelbase version of Transit Custom Nugget camper

Ford introduces long wheelbase version of Transit Custom Nugget camper

The new derivative aims to offer greater space and flexibility to the growing number buying camper vans

Ford has announced that it is introducing a new longer wheelbase version of its Transit Custom Nugget camper. 

Based on the UK’s best-selling van, Ford introduced its ‘Nugget’ camper earlier this year in a single wheelbase, but later this year buyers will be able to order a longer model, which Ford says provides the length to offer a built-in toilet, wash basin and additional interior storage. 

Developed in partnership with camper specialists Westfalia, the model offers a Ford-approved campervan solution for the growing number of campervan buyers – spurred on by the rise of the ‘staycation’ following the coronavirus pandemic.

The Transit Custom Nugget features a tilting roof for greater access to places with height restrictions, which opens up to allow for a sleeping area with a double bed. 

It also comes with an L-shaped interior layout, with its kitchenette and living and dining area, along with travelling seats when on the move. Fresh and waste water is also catered for with two on-board tanks. An in-built Wi-Fi hotspot also allows 10 devices to connect to its hotspot.

The Nugget uses Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, which is available with either 128bhp or 182bhp. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available.

Hans Schep, general manager of commercial vehicles, Ford of Europe, said: “From weekend getaways to staycation holidays with the whole family, we’re seeing growing demand for the adventure and freedom that campers provide.

“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.”

There’s no word on pricing yet, but expect a slight increase on the standard Nugget’s £59,600 price. Order books for the long wheelbase model are set to open in November, with first deliveries expected at the start of 2021.

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