Allison announces transmissions for FCCC
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Allison Transmission has announced that upgraded variants of the Allison 1000 and 2000 series transmissions will be incorporated into Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp’s new powertrain combination. for its MT van chassis. FCCC is a unit of Daimler Truck North America.
The transmissions will feature Allison’s next-generation electronic controls platform, according to the Indianapolis-based company. The platform is capable of providing advanced communications, functional safety, cybersecurity, and live programming.
Designed for commercial vehicles in on-road applications, including vans, Allison 1000/2000 series transmissions, upgraded with its next-generation controls platform, will be paired with a GM 6.6L engine to deliver a rating of up to 380 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. The new 1005 Highway and 2205 Highway series models will provide an increase of approximately 40 horsepower over Allison’s current 1000/2000 series transmission ratings.
Production of the MT van chassis with the new powertrain is scheduled to begin in late March. — Transportation topics
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