The best-selling Ford Transit has remained in high demand over the past few years, prompting FoMoCo to add a third shift at the Kansas City Assembly plant earlier this year to keep up. While the Transit isn’t slated to receive any sort of major redesign in the near future, a report from early this year suggested that production of that model at the Kansas City plant would continue through August 30th, 2030. Now, a product roadmap released by the United Auto Workers (UAW) following its tentative agreement with The Blue Oval seems to cement future production plans for the Ford Transit.
This document notes that following a $1 billion dollar investment, the Ford F-150 will continue to be produced at the Kansas City plant, as well as the E-Transit “through its planned product cycle.” As Ford Authority reported earlier this week, that could mean that the second-generation E-Transit will be produced at the Ohio Assembly plant instead of Kansas City, and it could be the “all new EV van” set to be added to that facility.
As for the Ford Transit – the E-Transit’s ICE counterpart – this document notes that production of that model “will continue” at the Kansas City plant, meaning that it will continue to be built there at least through April 2028, which is when the UAW’s new contract with FoMoCo is set to expire. This is notable given the fact that one might expect both the Transit and E-Transit to be built in the same plant, but that may not be the case much longer.
In the meantime, UAW Ford workers at four plants have agreed to ratify the tentative agreement with the UAW – the Chicago Assembly plant, Michigan Assembly plant, Buffalo Stamping plant, and Kansas City Assembly plant.