"Today's announcement of investment at the Livonia Transmission Plant is further evidence of the benefits of collective bargaining and the ongoing commitment of UAW-Ford to lead the way in creating and maintaining automotive manufacturing jobs in America," said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president. "The addition of these 800 jobs will add job security for the plant's hardworking men and women, and support for the surrounding community."Transmission innovation The investment supports production of a new, advanced transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles. This transmission will provide customers better-performing, more fuel-efficient vehicles. It will share software, design elements and manufacturing processes with the 10-speed and other future transmissions. The transmission will be finely tuned to blend fun driving and efficiency with Ford engines, including EcoBoost ®. Most applications will use a common microprocessor with more than 4 million lines of code controlling both engine and transmission. Ford continues leading the industry in combining downsized EcoBoost engine technologies with advanced transmissions and lightweighting innovations. For example, the F-150's V6 lineup matched to the truck's aluminum body now accounts for more than 75 percent of its sales. Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost has held the title of World's Best Engine for five years running. Livonia Transmission Plant Livonia Transmission Plant employs approximately 1,800 people. It builds six-speed and 10-speed transmissions used in a number of vehicles including Mustang, F-150, Transit and Expedition. About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 202,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company's core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com . For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and video, visit www.media.ford.com.