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Allison Transmission announced uprated variants of the Allison 1000 Series and 2000 Series transmissions will be integrated into Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.’s new powertrain combination for its MT walk-in van chassis. FCCC is a unit of Daimler Truck North America.
The transmissions will be equipped with Allison’s next-generation electronic controls platform, according to the Indianapolis-based company. The platform is capable of delivering advanced communications, functional safety, cybersecurity and over-the-air programming.
Designed for commercial vehicles in on-highway applications, including walk-in vans, the Allison 1000/2000 Series transmissions, upgraded with its next-generation controls platform, will be paired with a GM 6.6L engine to offer a rating of up to 380 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. The new 1005 Highway Series 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 walk-in van chassis with the new powertrain is planned to begin in late March. — Transport Topics
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