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Ford Transit now available with 10-speed auto

Ford has started production of a new 10-speed automatic gearbox – previously seen in the Ford Mustang, Ranger and F-150 – as an option for rear-wheel drive (RWD) Transit models.

The new gearbox is said to offer improved fuel efficiency and the ability to tow up to 2,800kg
The new gearbox is said to offer improved fuel efficiency and the ability to tow up to 2,800kg

The 10-speed ‘box is available with the 170hp 2.0-litre EcoBlue HDT diesel engine on RWD Transits.

The 10-speed design with more gear ratios means the Transit’s 170PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine can consistently operate more closely to its peak efficiency and deliver a more responsive driving experience. Real-time adaptive shift scheduling allows the transmission to adapt to changing conditions, enabling the optimum gear selection for performance, fuel efficiency or refinement in any driving scenario.

Equipped with the 10-speed automatic gearbox, Transit offers GVMs ranging from 3,500kg to 4,600kg and single- or dual-rear-wheel options, and is available with chassis cab, minibus and van body styles. A generous maximum GTM of 6,100kg is ideal for operators in construction, utilities or events industries who frequently tow equipment. The 10-speed automatic gearbox allows Transit to tow up to 2,800kg.

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Written by Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.

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