Ford Introduces Compact Motorhome

Ford unveiled a new motorhome based on the popular Transit Custom for the European market. The Blue Oval team developed the Transit Custom Nugget with long-time conversion specialist Westfalia.

The Custom Nugget camper was sold only in Germany previously, but now Ford wants to expand into Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Buyers will be able to order the micro motorhome directly from Ford dealerships in those countries.

The Nugget is available in two wheelbase lengths, both designed to sleep four adults, two in a double bed under the roof and two on a second bed in the living area. The short wheelbase version can be ordered with a fixed high roof or a fold-up tilt roof. The high roof is standard with the longer wheelbase Custom Nugget Plus.

Both models have an L-shaped kitchen area in the back with a central area for seating, living, dining, and sleeping. The Plus version has extra interior storage space plus a built-in toilet and a foldout wash basin.

The Custom Nuggets are powered by Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine in one of two sizes, each available with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.

All Transit Custom Nuggets have Ford’s SYNC 3 entertainment and communications system managed by an 8-inch color touchscreen. Passengers also can use voice commands to control the system.

Driver assistance technologies included with the Custom Nugget include Cross Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, rear wide-view camera, and Adaptive Cruise Control.