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Old 05-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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Ford Begins "NEW" Transit Production in Kansas City

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Ford Begins Transit Production in Kansas City

May 5, 2014

Claycomo, MO -- The fight for bragging rights as the top seller of commercial vans in the U.S. has entered a new phase, and how it ends up matters to Ford Motor Co. and the Kansas City, Mo., area economy.

As reported by the Kansas City Star, the Transit van began production last week at Fordís Claycomo plant, with one shift that added 900 jobs and will build 300 Transits a day. The company expects to add a second shift later this year with an additional 800 to 1,000 employees. Depending on demand there could eventually be even more.

Ford has a lot riding on making that happen. The Transit, new to North America, will replace its E-series vans, the best-selling commercial vans in the United States.

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The Transit has a list price that starts at $29,000 and will have three engines available — a standard V6 gasoline engine, a V6 Ecoboost with turbocharger and direct injection, and a diesel engine. The diesel engine so far is being installed in 10 percent to 20 percent of orders.

The Transit will show up in dealer showrooms this summer.


Read more here: Claycomo plant starts production of Ford Transit commercial van - KansasCity.com
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.... a V6 Ecoboost with turbocharger and direct injection ...
and it's going to be called "The Boss" Transit!

In the same story ....

"So-called upfitters, companies Ford has agreements with, also can turn a Transit cab and chassis into an ambulance. And don’t be surprised if upfitters eventually offer a Transit transformed into a RV."

Believe it!
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Be nice to see a bit of competition to the over-priced sprinter.
Although the Sprinter is a nice, well tested
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