Powertrain

More power to the redesigned Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Ford Motor Co. last week finally answered the two questions Mustang fans have wondered about all year: weight and power....
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Valeo boosts its N.A. r&d with hundreds of engineers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
French supplier Valeo SA is hiring hundreds of engineers in North America and is opening an office in Silicon Valley....
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Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid to get 400 hp

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Volvo has released powertrain figures on the redesigned XC90 mid-sized crossover due to be unveiled in Sweden in August and expected to go on sale in the United States in the first quarter....
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Audi refreshes A7/S7 with sharper lines, powertrain upgrades

6:33 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2014
Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup....
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Audi reveals new A7/S7 with sharper looks, revised powertrains

May 27, 2014 12:33 CET
Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup....
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Mercedes C class gets French power

May 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Mercedes is offering a more fuel-efficient powertrain lineup in its new lighter, bigger C class, including a small diesel from Renault, a diesel hybrid and a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid....
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Subaru plans more U.S. capacity, unveils new technology

4:24 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2014
The maker of red-hot Subaru vehicles says it may expand annual capacity at its Indiana assembly plant to 400,000 units after 2017. It also plans to introduce of a new vehicle platform and more efficient fuel-injected engines....
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GM's new head of powertrain 'loves' diesels

4:23 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
"I love diesels.” There's one clue to how General Motors' new head of global powertrain, Steve Kiefer, might steer future engine development....
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Toyota Chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

March 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada sees deliveries of hybrid vehicles reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, up from about 13 percent to 14 percent now....
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Toyota chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

12:15 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada has high expectations for hybrid vehicles and sees deliveries reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, from about 13 percent to 14 percent at present....
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Chrysler powertrain chief Gradu departs

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
The executive whose responsibility it was to ensure the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's innovative drive system worked properly has left Chrysler Group to pursue other interests. Mircea Gradu, 50, who has been with Chrysler since 2007 and head of transmission, powertrain and driveline engineering, left the company Wednesday....
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Concept may hint at VW's strategy to boost fleet mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
A new Passat-based concept from Volkswagen AG that claims a best-in-class 42 mpg on the highway may offer a preview of how VW plans to meet tightening U.S. fuel-economy standards....
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Mazda pins improved mpg on Skyactiv 2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Mazda has ambitious plans for a generation of engines debuting around 2020 that would achieve 30 percent better fuel economy than the current line of Skyactiv engines the company has only just begun rolling out....
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BMW said to mull first engine plant in U.S. or Mexico

Dec. 11, 2013 12:04 CET
BMW is said to mull building engines in the United States or Mexico for the first time and expanding vehicle production in the region to capitalize on growing demand....
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Hyundai works on gasoline engine that mimics diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Hyundai is working on a 1.8-liter engine that works like a diesel but burns gasoline....
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Leases, marketing vital to Volvo survival plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Until new vehicles start arriving late next year, Volvo's plan for survival in the United States involves an aggressive return to leasing....
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Federal-Mogul pushes for 'smaller and lighter'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Rainer Jueckstock, co-CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp., sees exactly where automakers are spending their r&d money as they develop the next generation of fuel-efficient powertrains....
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Ford's Schoch: 'We need more capacity' in Asia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Ford Motor Co.'s sales are surging in its Asia Pacific region, prompting the company to think beyond its already ambitious mid-decade expansion plans....
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Toyota lays out future powertrain plans in catch-up bid

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
After trailing many of its competitors in the recent engine- and transmission-technology wars, Toyota will launch a swath of powertrains in the next several years, a top powertrain r&d executive said....
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Workers back; still no Cherokees

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Chrysler said last week that it was making progress on the delayed 2014 Jeep Cherokee, but still couldn't say when any could be shipped....
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GM to move hand-built engine program

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2013
From a nondescript building in a quiet industrial park in suburban Detroit, GM has shipped nearly 40,000 hand-built engines for some of the automaker's fastest cars....
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Toyota to spend $28 million to expand Mich. powertrain operations

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Toyota is spending more than $28 million to expand powertrain operations in Michigan. The expansion will enable the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., to develop engines and automatic transmissions for vehicles designed and built in North America....
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Ford pursues record certified-used sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Ford Motor Co. is on track for record certified used-vehicle sales this year, the company's general manager of Ford and Lincoln sales said....
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VW bets big on CNG

Aug. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
VW Group is hoping its new TGI engine will match the success of its TDI powerplants. The automaker will use TGI on its new bi-fuel models that can run on both compressed natural gas and gasoline, starting with a variant of the VW Golf....
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Chrysler-Fiat won't invest in EVs until pricing improves, exec says

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Chrysler and Fiat will not invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to step up and pay for the technology, said Bob Lee, head of Fiat and Chrysler global Powertrain....
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