Allison Transmission has announced uprate variants of the Allison 1000 and 2000 Series transmissions will be integrated into Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation’s (FCCC) new powertrain combination for its MT walk-in van chassis. The transmissions will be equipped with Allison’s next-generation electronic controls platform. The platform is capable of delivering advanced communications, functional safety, cybersecurity, and over-the-air programming.
FCCC’s walk-in van chassis will provide customers with increased productivity and fuel economy. Designed for commercial vehicles in on-highway applications including walk-in vans, the Allison 1000/2000 Series transmissions, upgraded with its controls platform, will be paired with a GM 6.6L engine to offer a rating of up to 380 hp and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. The new 1005 Highway Series and 2205 Highway Series models will provide an increase of approximately 40 hp over Allison’s current 1000/2000 Series transmission ratings. Production of the MT walk-in van chassis with this new powertrain is planned to begin later this month.
Allison implemented numerous hardware and software enhancements to support the capabilities offered by the new controls platform, including a new control module as well as a new software operating system, controls and calibration software, and cybersecurity infrastructure.
The uprated 1000/2000 Highway Series transmissions will feature a standard five-year warranty, allowing FCCC and its fleet customers to leverage Allison’s network of more than 1,400 Allison Authorized Distributors and Dealers around the globe to access the products, training, service, and support.