Ford unveils new Trail and Active versions for the Transit and Tourneo ranges

Ford today unveils new Trail and Active versions for the Transit and Tourneo ranges. More robust and better suited to difficult road conditions, they will be available this summer.

2020 Ford Transit Trail – (photo by Ford)

Trail versions have an additional black coating around the front and rear bumpers and on the rocker panels. The letters “Ford” are displayed in large format on the matt black radiator grille, while the Transit Trail features original 16-inch alloy wheels and a “Trail” logo on the front fenders.


Limited slip differential and all-wheel drive

Trail versions receive mLSD as standard for 1 tonne Transit Custom and intelligent all-wheel drive for 2 tonne models. The intelligent all-wheel drive technology of the Transit Trail is also reinforced by selectable driving modes in the event of slippage and precarious grip conditions.

The Transit Custom Trail is available in a range of body types from 3,000 kg to 3,400 kg, in a compact van, double cabin or kombi version with two possible wheelbases.

It is also available in several body types and wheelbases in the 3,500 kg category, with a single van, double-cabin, kombi, single chassis-cab or double chassis-cab version.

All Transit Trail and Transit Custom Trail are equipped with the Ford EcoBlue 2.0l diesel engine, with a choice of powers of 130 hp, 170 hp or 185 hp.

Finally, the Transit Custom Trail are also available in EcoBlue Hybrid 2.0l engines, unique in this segment, in the 130 hp, 170 hp and 185 hp versions. 48 Volt Light Hybridization (mHEV) technology recovers energy during deceleration, stores it in a 48V battery pack, and uses energy to increase vehicle efficiency.

A versatile Active version, for outdoor enthusiasts

The new Transit and Tourneo Custom Active add a robust SUV style and increased practicality with unique features to meet the expectations of individuals and professionals. Offering more space and an optimized loading capacity for adventure lovers, the new Active versions follow the principle of the Ford Fiesta Active and Focus Active.


The Active models are distinguished by an exterior style inspired by SUVs, in particular:

  • Exclusive 17-inch alloy wheels
  • A unique grille
  • Additional protections at the wheel arches, on the fenders, on the rear bumpers and on the mirrors
  • Standard roof rails

Active badges are displayed on the rear and on each wing. For users who need to evolve in more difficult driving conditions, the Transit Custom Active and Tourneo Custom Active can also be fitted with an mLSD mechanical differential.

Hybrid versions (mHEV) still in the game

The Active series are available with powers of 130 hp, 170 hp and 185 hp depending on the model and characteristics. Automatic and manual gearboxes are available throughout the range, the mLSD being available as an option on manual transmission versions. Customers can choose from a wide range of body styles and styles to find the vehicle that best suits their needs and lifestyle, including:

  • Tourneo Custom Active (L1 or L2), can accommodate up to eight people, driver included
  • Transit Custom Active (L1 or L2), with a gross weight of 3000 kg
  • Transit Custom Active, double cab (L1 or L2), with a gross vehicle weight of 3,200 kg

The new Trail and Active models also benefit from the numerous improvements made to the Transit, Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom ranges in 2019, with 48-volt light hybrid EcoBlue Hybrid (mHEV) and EcoBlue 2.0l diesel engines that are more fuel efficient. There is also 4G FordPass Connect modem technology to take advantage of the Internet on board, as well as new driver assistance technologies.

The Active family will grow further by the end of the year, with the introduction of the more compact models Transit Connect Active and Tourneo Connect Active. More details will be provided soon.

Contact the author: alfonsohayes@wheelsjoint.com



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