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Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Versa Note

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Versa include Valeo, Grupo Antolin, Otscon, Rehau, Bowles Fluidics, JTEKT, BorgWarner, Roechling, Schaeffler, EFC, TRW, MacLean-Fogg, GKN Driveline, Faurecia, Carbody, Narmco and Coastal.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette include Sunstone, Plastomer, Nippon Seiki, Wellington, AGC, Shawmut, Infasco, P&R, Brembo, Peer, Angell-Demmel, HellermannTyton, Harada, Bourns, Metaldyne, SPAL, Nemak, ElringKlinger and Burgess-Norton.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee

11:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee includes Leggett & Platt, Coastal, Sika, Shawmut, Haartz, Narmco, Guelph Tool, Corvac Composites, MacLean-Fogg, General Bearing, Hirschvogel, Oiles, Martinrea, Magneti Marelli, ElringKlinger, INA, FAG, HELLA, Spirol and Toledo Molding & Die.... Read More »

 

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Faurecia seats cut weight in new VW Up

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
Faurecia says it provides the new Volkswagen Up with seats that are up to 20 percent lighter than those in rival minicars. The French supplier was able to reduce weight by using high-tensile steel, which is lighter than traditional steel but offers the same level of stability and safety.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Acura MDX

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Acura MDX include Metaldyne, Burgess-Norton, YH America, Eagle Ottawa, Pilkington, Multimatic, Leggett & Platt, TRW Automotive, Automatic Spring Products, FAIST ChemTec, SRG Global, JTEKT, Tigerpoly and Delfingen.... Read More »

 

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Denso, Delphi help cut CO2 in Mercedes A class

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2013
Denso and Delphi help reduce CO2 emission in the new Mercedes-Benz A class. The car has Denso's starter in its stop-start system as well as Delphi's common-rail diesel technology. The parts help Mercedes achieve a CO2 low of 98 grams per kilometer in the A180 CDI.... Read More »

 

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BWI helps smooth out ride in new Range Rover

1:00 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
BWI Group's air suspension and active roll control actuators help with the ride and handling of the new Range Rover whether the premium SUV is on the highway or a rocky trail. BWI worked with tire maker Firestone to develop a new air sleeve for its air suspension modules.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 VW Beetle convertible

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Suppliers to the 2013 VW Beetle convertible includes Haartz, Preh, Behr-HELLA Thermocontrol, Air International Thermal Systems, Valeo, BorgWarner, Fraenkische, HellermannTyton, ContiTech, TRW Automotive, ZF Lenksysteme, Magni, Nidec Motors & Actuators, Ficosa, SMR, Gestamp, Flexitech and Alfmeier.... Read More »

 

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ZF gives new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira fuel-saving steering

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
ZF Lenksysteme supplies the new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer's fast-responding, fuel-saving electric power steering system. ZF's so-called Servolectric system is based on the power-on-demand principle.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota RAV4

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2013
Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota RAV4 include Harada, Plastomer, Gentex, ABC Group, AGC Automotive, Midway Products, Federal-Mogul, Yazaki, Delfingen, SRG Global, Multimatic, Leggett & Platt, Yachiyo, Valeo and Stabilus.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2013
Suppliers to the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe include Mahle, Bowles Fluidics, INA, Webasto, Johnson Controls, Bosch, Stabilus, Faurecia, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Automatic Spring Products, BorgWarner and TI Automotive.... Read More »

 

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JTEKT helps reduce fuel use in new Mercedes B class

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2013
Mercedes improved the steering on the new B class to help reduce fuel consumption. The JTEKT-sourced electromechanical power steering system improves fuel use because energy is only required by the steering assist function when steering actually takes place.... Read More »

 

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Bosch, BorgWarner help cut CO2 in new Kia Cee'd

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2013
With the help of powertrain technologies from suppliers including Robert Bosch and BorgWarner, the second-generation Kia Cee'd has improved its fuel efficiency compared with the previous-generation model.... Read More »

 

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IEE seat sensors help optimize airbags in new Mini Coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2013
Safety specialist IEE equips the Mini Coupe with an occupant sensing system that adjusts the operation of the airbag with help from a pressure-sensitive matrix sensor in the seat. Pattern recognition and anthropometric parameters tell the airbag control unit if the seat is vacant.... Read More »

 

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NSK saves fuel and space in new VW Up

4:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2013
NSK Steering Systems supplies its fuel-saving technology to the new Volkswagen Up. NSK developed the compact electric power assisted steering (EPAS) unit and fitted it to the Up's steering column to save space.... Read More »

 

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Metaldyne, Preh speed up shifting in the new Audi A3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2013
The new Audi A3 is available with either a five-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Metaldyne supplies the differential gears for the dual-clutch transmission while the shift paddles come from Preh. In addition to the shift paddles, Preh supplies the A3's climate control system as well as its multifunctional steering wheel switches, which enable the driver to operate a number of features including the car's entertainment and telephone systems.... Read More »

 

Faurecia, Bosch help make the new Peugeot 208 greener, roomier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2013
With help from Robert Bosch and Faurecia, Peugeot has cut weight and improved engine efficiency in the new 208. The subcompact offers CO2 emissions as low as 87 grams per kilometer in variants with its 1.4-liter diesel compared with a low of 110g/km for versions with the 1.4-liter diesel in the subcompact's predecessor, the 207.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 SRT Viper

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2012
Engineers added 40 hp to boost the Viper's V-10 to 640 hp. Torque is up 7 percent to 600 pounds-feet. Chrysler plans a production run of about 2,000 cars a year. These supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 Tesla S

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2012
The Tesla S is built at the former New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. final-assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., which was a joint venture between General Motors and Toyota Motor Corp. Tesla began production of the sedan there in late June. These supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

 

Valeo wiper system helps cut weight, CO2 in new Mercedes SL

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2012
Valeo supplies its weight- and fuel-saving wiper system to the new Mercedes-Benz SL. By choosing the French partsmaker's technology, Mercedes was able to reduce the washer reservoir in the SL by 1.7 liters, which resulted in a weight loss of 1.7kg. Lighter cars use less fuel and produce fewer emissions.... Read More »

 

ZF helps new BMW 3 series shift faster than a professional driver

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2012
ZF Friedrichshafen AG supplies the new BMW 3 series with its eight-speed automatic transmission, making BMW the first automaker to offer an automatic transmission with that many gears in the compact-premium segment in Europe. Available as an option on both gasoline and diesel engines in the 3-series range, the eight-speed transmission shift gears in 200 milliseconds, which is faster than a professional driver.... Read More »

 

Tenneco, ZF play key roles in new Mercedes C-class coupe's handling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2012
ZF Friedrichshafen and Tenneco make significant contributions to the ride and handling of the new Mercedes C-class coupe. ZF, of Germany, supplies the car's standard McPherson spring struts on the front and the rear dampers. Mercedes-Benz refers to this suspension setup as “agility control” because at normal speeds with low shock absorber impulses the damping forces are automatically reduced, resulting in less road noise and tire vibration.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 Honda Accord

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2012
The redesigned Accord, 3.5 inches shorter than its predecessor, is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four engine with gasoline direct injection. The available 3.5-liter V-6 engine has cylinder deactivation. These supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2013 Lincoln MKZ

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2012
The redesigned MKZ’s base version is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four with turbocharger and gasoline direct injection. Available is a 3.7-liter V-6 engine and a hybrid version. These supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

 

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VW Golf shaves weight with help from Faurecia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2012
Faurecia plays an important role in Volkswagen's 100kg weight reduction for the seventh-generation Golf compared with the previous generation of the car. The French supplier provides the new Golf's seat recliners, manual height adjusters, foam fill and cushions. Without being more specific on which parts underwent the biggest weight reductions, VW says it shed up to 7kg from the seats in the new Golf.... Read More »

 

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