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Ford Transit Now Available with Efficient and Durable New 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

Ford Transit with advanced 10-speed automatic transmission now in production for heavy-duty rear-wheel drive applications 

Available with 170 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel, efficient new gearbox offers outstanding durability, refined performance and high towing 

New 10-speed automatic ideal for applications such as grocery delivery and emergency response vehicles, motorhome conversions and Ford’s factory-built Transit minibus 

DUNTON, England – Ford has started production of a new 10-speed automatic gearbox option for rear-wheel drive (RWD) Transit models that offers excellent fuel efficiency.

The new transmission offers the ideal solution for RWD Transit applications where automatics are preferred for their ease-of-use and convenience, such as higher weight conversions including grocery delivery vans, emergency response vehicles and motorhomes, as well as Ford’s popular factory-built 15-seat and 18-seat Transit minibuses.

Developed in-house by Ford engineers and proven in models as diverse as the award-winning Ranger and F150 pick-ups as well as the Mustang high performance sports car, the intelligent transmission is designed to minimise fuel costs for owners and operators using a broader spread of ratios that allows engines to operate at their most efficient. 

Available on RWD Transit variants powered by Ford’s latest 170 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue HDT diesel engine, the 10-speed automatic transmission underwent intensive performance and durability testing to ensure suitability for heavy-duty use in commercial vehicles that operate at high weights, tow frequently, and have high-intensity work schedules.

Now in full production, the new RWD transmission builds on the major package of upgrades launched on Transit during 2019 including more economical and electrified powertrains, increased payload and enhanced connectivity. The 10-speed gearbox is introduced alongside the existing six-speed automatic which remains available for lighter duty front-wheel drive Transit applications.

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