Early last month, Ford Authority reported that 2022 Ford Transit and E-Transit production at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant was scheduled to begin on December 14th, 2021 and November 15th, 2021, respectively. However, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that production of both models has been pushed back by several weeks. Now, Job 1 2022 Ford Transit production is scheduled to begin on January 3rd, 2022, while Job 1 E-Transit production will begin on December 20th, 2021.
The 2022 Ford Transit will introduce a few changes to the long-running, best-selling van, the biggest of which is the launch of the first-ever all-electric version – the E-Transit. Other changes include the addition of SYNC 4, which will come as standard equipment on the 2022 Transit Passenger Van equipped with XLT trim and Ford’s 12-inch infotainment screen, and as an option on various other gasoline-powered configurations as well, as Ford Authority reported back in July.
Additionally, Ford is dropping the smoker’s package and the 3.31 non-limited and limited-slip rear axles from the Transit lineup, which will leave customers with the choice of 3.73 or 4.10 gears. However, no major changes are planned for the Transit anytime soon, as Ford Authority recently reported.
Otherwise, the big news for 2022 is the introduction of the E-Transit, which will launch later this year. The electrified Transit will weigh around 600 pounds more than gas-powered variants, will utilize a different spare tire location, and will offer a much more generous warranty than regular Transit models, though it will also cost roughly $9,000 more.
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