Ford’s new Kombi version of the Transit Custom is the most flexible model in the one-tonne one-tonne van’s line-up. Available in short- and long-wheelbase as an eight- or nine-seater — dependent on having a single or dual front passenger seat — it has two rows of rear seating and all have folding backrests, can be pivoted upright, have their position changed or even be removed completely.
Custom Kombi provides the best of all worlds. It can be configured either as a window van with no rear seating, as a people-carrier or anywhere in between the two for that matter.
Custom Kombi isn’t exactly VAT-friendly because of the combination of windows and seats unless used solely for business purposes, but there are very few other vehicles which supply such versatility and flexibility. Beware, though; the rear dual-seater units are a two-person job to remove. They are pretty substantial.