Following a six-week-long targeted strike against the Detroit Big Three automakers, Ford reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) on a new contract in late October. That deal was later officially ratified by UAW members, paving the way for a new contract that will last until April 2028. This new deal includes an $8 billion dollar investment from Ford in its products and plants, which has been quite revealing in terms of what the future holds, as Ford Authority has covered in detail over the past few weeks, and it also means that production of the Ford 10-speed automatic transmission will continue for the length of the contract as well.
Amid this expansive document, the UAW notes that Ford will invest $120 million in the Livonia Transmission plant and $160 million into the Sharonville Transmission plant, both of which produce the 10-speed automatic transmission. Production of that gearbox will continue at both plants, it seems, which isn’t terribly surprising given just how many different vehicles it’s currently utilized in – a list that includes the Ford Bronco, Ford Ranger, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford Super Duty, Ford Expedition, Ford Transit, Lincoln Aviator, and Lincoln Navigator.
Aside from this bit of news, the UAW’s new master contract with Ford has revealed many other interesting future plans pertaining to its products and plants. As Ford Authority previously reported, that includes the fact that production of the 2.0L Duratec I-4, the twin-turbocharged 2.7L Ford EcoBoost V6 Nano and 3.0L V6 EcoBoost, the V6 Cyclone lineup, the 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost, 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost, and 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, the supercharged 5.2L V8, the S650 Ford Mustang, the Ford Transit, and the Ford E-Series will continue through 2028, too.