F-150 Ford's * USA: Sale delayed
* Michigan - Glitches delayed sale of new Ford F-150 Pickup trucks
--- Ford Motor Co. delayed by about one month the sale of thousands of new F-150 pickup trucks with improved towing capability and efficiency due to glitches with an advanced 10-speed transmission, the latest challenge the auto maker has faced in a drive to make its cash cows use less fuel... The 10-speed transmissions, slated to be fitted on certain F-150s with a turbocharged engine and the sporty “Raptor” performance truck, hit a quality snag during its manufacturing launch. Transmissions—long capped at six speeds—can become more efficient when more speeds are added, but are complicated to build... Higher-speed transmissions are seen as adding a small percentage of distance to a vehicle’s miles-per-gallon rating... Ford said Tuesday the manufacturing issue slowing the launch has been resolved, and F-150s with the new transmission are now on sale...
(Photo: 2017-Ford-F-150-Raptor-Specs 1) -- Dearborn, MICH, USA - The WSJ, by Christina Rogers - Dec. 6, 2016
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