Transmissions

Toyota hiking transmission output at West Virginia plant nearly 50%

11:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2013
Toyota is investing $102 million at its West Virginia engine and transmission plant and aluminum casting factories in Missouri and Tennessee to boost production of six-speed automatic gearboxes.... Read More »

 

Q&A: STEFAN SOMMER

ZF goes full-speed on 9-speeds (but not 10)

Aug. 7, 2013 06:01 CET
ZF Friedrichshafen plans to boost production of eight- and nine-speed automatic transmissions by 50 percent to 1.2 million units by 2016.... Read More »

 

Q&A: STEFAN SOMMER

ZF goes full-speed on 9-speeds (but not 10)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2013
ZF Friedrichshafen AG plans to boost production of eight- and nine-speed automatic transmissions by 50 percent to 1.2 million units by 2016. Stefan Sommer, ZF's CEO, spoke recently with Special Correspondent Richard Truett.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

VW's futuristic XL1: Sporty looks, high mileage

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
The XL1 is Volkswagen's vision of an extreme high-mileage future commuter car. It marries a strong, lightweight carbon fiber body with slick aerodynamics, an efficient diesel-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain and sports car looks.... Read More »

 

Bosch: Clutch-by-wire prevents stalling, boosts mpg

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Robert Bosch's eClutch system could help put manual transmissions back on car buyers' shopping lists. The eClutch eliminates two things drivers dislike most about cars with stick shifts: stalling and frequent use of the clutch pedal in stop-and-go traffic.... Read More »

 

Jatco's job: Boost CVT efficiency, acceptance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Jatco Ltd., a leading maker of fuel-efficient continuously variable transmissions, is seeking ways to make the pulley-style gearboxes more appealing to U.S. customers.... Read More »

 

Device promises more efficient transmissions

1:27 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
An energy saving device in production on electric bicycles could earn a spot under the hood of autos. Two major transmission suppliers, Dana and Allison, have signed licensing agreements with Fallbrook Technologies of Cedar Park, Texas.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

It's time to raise the white flag on dual-clutch transmissions

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
It's time to give up trying to persuade Americans to drive dual-clutch transmissions. Like the continuously variable transmission, or CVT, dual-clutch transmissions make great sense on paper. But like CVTs, dual-clutch transmissions just don't sound right or feel right to U.S. drivers.... Read More »

 

ZF to invest $215 million to build 8- and 9-speed transmissions in S.C.

10:11 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2013
German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen is expanding a South Carolina plant that just started producing fuel-saving 8- and 9-speed automatic transmissions last month.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Time to raise the white flag on dual clutch trannies

2:25 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2013
This is a historic week for white flags in Detroit, given the city's bankruptcy filing Thursday, so I'm going to suggest that domestic automakers take the opportunity to wave one of their own.... Read More »

 

Mazda boosts tranny capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Mazda Motor Corp. will more than double capacity for its Skyactiv transmissions in two years.... Read More »

 

Mazda to double Skyactiv transmission capacity

July 3, 2013 06:01 CET
Mazda will more than double capacity for its Skyactiv transmission series in two years to meet what it expects to be booming demand for its next wave of cars, which will rely on the gearboxes.... Read More »

 

Mazda to double Skyactiv transmission capacity

9:06 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Mazda today said it will more than double capacity for its Skyactiv transmission series in two years to meet what it expects to be booming demand for its next wave of cars, which will rely on the gearboxes.... Read More »

 

GM plans to invest $691 million for Mexican expansion

3:32 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2013
GM outlined plans on Wednesday for investing $691 million to expand its Mexican operations, including the previously unannounced expansion of its Toluca engine plant.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen will recall 26,000 cars in Australia on transmission worries

June 12, 2013 08:55 CET
Volkswagen will recall almost 26,000 cars in Australia in response to potential problems with its DSG dual-clutch transmission, mirroring recalls already ordered in China, Singapore and Japan.... Read More »

 

VW offers free inspections in Australia over gearbox worries; no recall planned

June 7, 2013 09:36 CET
Volkswagen has written to car owners in Australia offering free inspections of its vehicles in response to growing worries about potential gearbox problems that have already triggered recalls in China and Japan. The automaker has not ordered a general callback of vehicles in Australia.... Read More »

 

Toyota scraps dowdy compact strategy with bolder, roomier Corolla

11:30 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2013
Toyota is tossing aside a reliable but aging compact recipe by adding room, refinement, and bolder styling to the redesigned Corolla for 2014.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen faces safety probe in Australia

May 31, 2013 10:45 CET
The Australian government is investigating reports of power loss problems in cars built by Volkswagen, amid an inquiry into the death of a woman killed when her VW Golf was hit by a truck in 2011.... Read More »

 

Ford will retain 1,000 jobs at French plant

May 24, 2013 20:57 CET
Ford will retain 1,000 jobs at a transmissions plant in France after striking a deal with local authorities to share the burden of new investments needed to keep the factory operating.... Read More »

 

New needs, more speeds

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
In March, luxury maker Land Rover proudly told an audience at the Geneva auto show that it would soon bring to market the industry's first nine-speed transmission. One month later, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors announced that they would jointly develop 10-speeds. Can 12-speeds really be that far behind? And why not a 24-speed?... Read More »

 

Volkswagen recalls 91,000 cars in Japan on transmission problems

May 9, 2013 12:02 CET
Volkswagen said today that it is recalling around 91,000 cars in Japan, citing potential transmission problems that have already led to the recall of 384,181 vehicles in China.... Read More »

 

CARS & CONCEPTS

VW plans fuel-saving 10-speed tranny

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Volkswagen's new 10-speed DSG transmission will be paired with V-6 and V-8 engines and will replace conventional torque converter automatics in some of the company's vehicles.... Read More »

 

Honda signals it may expand CVTs

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Honda's plan to produce continuously variable transmissions at a new plant in Celaya, Mexico, hints that more Honda models sold here could be fitted with CVTs.... Read More »

 

Opel to cut CO2 by 27% with new powertrains

May 3, 2013 06:01 CET
Opel/Vauxhall says new powertrains will cut its average CO2 output 27 percent by 2020, helping the automaker comply with tougher EU emissions regulations. With 13 new engines, Opel will renew 80 percent of its engine portfolio between 2012 and 2016.... Read More »

 

Honda plans $470 million transmission plant in Mexico

2:11 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2013
Honda plans to build a $470 million factory in Celaya, Mexico, to assemble continuously variable transmissions. The factory will operate alongside a plant under construction that's scheduled to build the next-generation Fit hatchback and a Fit-based crossover.... Read More »

 

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