A new era has begun for Ford at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.
The American automaker kicked off production on its new Transit commercial vehicle that will ultimately replace the E-Series van. The company invested $1.1 billion and added 2,000 new jobs to its Kansas City plant to support the new Transit production.
The Transit is currently sold in 118 countries and in North America the Transit van and wagon will be offered in three body lengths, two wheelbases and three roof heights along with chassis cab and cutaway variants. Two trims levels will be available: XL and XLT.
The commercial vehicle comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 engine while a 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 3.2-liter diesel are available. All powerplants are mated to a six-speed automatic with rear-wheel drive.
Ford will continue producing the E-Series during the 2014 calendar year while it ramps up production of the Transit.
GALLERY: 2015 Ford Transit
[Source: Automotive News]
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