Motoring: Ford’s new Trail impresses with rugged good looks

The Ford Transit Custom Trail has been given a chunky makeover with an eye-catching radiator grille and thicker tyres suited to working on building sites and farms

The Ford Transit Custom Trail comes with an interesting new look, thus tapping into the current love of all things SUV

Almost every week another new SUV or crossover grabs automotive news headlines. The proliferation and popularity of taller and more rugged-looking cars is well documented, and underscored by sales figures, while more and more regular models are veering towards crossover status, in design if not off-road ability. Now, it seems, the trend is spreading to commercial vehicles too, with the launch of the Ford Transit Custom Trail.

On the face of it, it looks like ...