Ford Invests $350 Million in Michigan Plant for New Transmission

Ford will spend $350 million upgrading its Livonia Transmission Plant to support production of a new gearbox for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Ford will spend $350 million upgrading its Livonia Transmission Plant to support production of a new gearbox for front-wheel-drive vehicles, the automaker announced today.The new transmission should contribute to increased fuel efficiency on Ford models in the future. It will share software, design features, and manufacturing processes with the automaker’s 10-speed transmission, which is currently offered on the Expedition and F-150.“The transmission will be finely tuned to blend fun driving ...