View Full Version : Ford Announces US-Made Transmission for Ford C-MAX, Ford Fusion Hybrid, and Lincoln

5th August 2012, 09:04 AM
Ford displayed its commitment to environmental and economic sustainability this week by announcing the refurbishment of the Van Dyke Transmission Plant of Sterling Heights, Michigan. The plant will have a new assembly line added, meaning the addition of 225 jobs and the ability to produce, among its transmissions, the HF35, the only front-wheel -drive hybrid transmission to be made in North America.

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28th August 2012, 07:27 PM
One of its objectives has something to do with fuel efficiency. According to Ford, the C-Max will have a fuel economy same as the Prius. Nonetheless, the Ford C-Max (http://www.cardealexpert.com/dealer/80570/WA-Spokane-Gus-Johnson-Ford) is a deserving competitor to the Prius for control of the United States green car market. Although it has been accessible since 2003 in Europe, it is just now arriving at America, and getting some very good updates, too.

28th August 2012, 07:47 PM
Welcome Ian, I agree that this new expenditure is all about improving Ford's green credentials. I think their philosophy is spot on too compared with Toyota's - make the powertrain available in a wide range of mainstream C-cars, not just a select few (ie Prius)