2015 Ford Transit Van Enters Production

Ford has started production of the 2015 Transit Van at the Kansas City Assembly Plant, and to help, 2,000 new employees have been added on. This comes as part of Ford’s plan to create 12,000 hourly jobs here in the U.S. by 2015. The new Transit van will hit showrooms this summer, providing diverse configurations to fit specific customer needs. Thanks to the new employees at the Kansas City plant, Ford is now more than 75 percent toward its job creation goal. “Producing our Built Ford Tough Transit lineup in Kansas City is a big deal for the local community. Our investment in Kansas City Assembly Plant for Transit production is about delivering world-class commercial vans for a new generation of commercial customers—while building on our decades of leadership in the market and supporting new jobs throughout the region and across America,” said Ford President of The Americas Joe Hinrichs in a statement.
The Ford Transit will eventually replace the E-Series, which will be on sale for the rest of the year. The Transit offers up to 487 cubic feet of cargo room and can hold up to 4,650 pounds. The new model will be available in three body lengths, two wheelbases, and three roof heights. The Transit van will be powered by a standard 3.7-liter V6 engine, available 3.5-liter EcoBoost, or 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel option. Source: Ford