Picture of the Week – Ford raises the roof on Transit Custom campervan

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Ford Motor Company has introduced a convenience-enhancing new tilt roof option for the spacious Transit Custom Nugget Plus camper, adding even greater flexibility for adventure-loving customers and available to order from November 2020.

The new tilt roof option for Nugget Plus enables users to maximise interior space for greater comfort when parked, and to reduce overall vehicle height for stress-free driving experiences on day trips or between stops. The new variant expands the Nugget range to four models, joining the existing Nugget Plus with fixed high roof, and the more compact Nugget model with tilt roof or fixed high roof options.

Based on Ford’s market-leading Transit Custom van, the Transit Nugget Plus tilt roof 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, and a powerful, refined and fuel-efficient Ford 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine. Nugget Plus uses the extra length of the long wheelbase chassis to provide a built-in toilet, washbasin 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 Plus’ new tilt roof lets customers enjoy light-filled, spacious living when parked up, then lower the roof to drive away without worrying about height restrictions, even reducing fuel costs en route through improved efficiency.”

Previously established as a popular camper choice in Germany, the Nugget range has been available to order direct from Ford dealers in selected markets across Europe since early 2019. As a result, Ford anticipates Nugget sales in 2020 will be almost three-fold the number purchased in 2018.