Transmissions

Jeep 9-speed needs a reset again

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

Chrysler Group continues to tweak the software that operates the complex nine-speed automatic transmissions it will use to power all of its front-wheel-drive-based vehicles. A new software recalibration covers more than 100,000 Jeep Cherokees built before May 5 to address continuing issues with the way some of the nine-speeds shift gears....
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VW confirms 10-speed tranny

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014

Volkswagen brand development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser confirmed plans to produce a 10-speed dual-clutch automatic at an engine symposium here. The transmission was unveiled a year ago at the same event....
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Chrysler makes 9-speeds at plant it once ditched

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2014

Chrysler Group began producing new fuel-saving transmissions last month at a 782,000-square-foot plant about an hour north of Indianapolis that it once abandoned....
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Marchionne: Chrysler to embrace hybrids to meet mpg rules

3:04 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2014

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said today that Chrysler Group increasingly will have to turn to electrification of its vehicles to meet the government's rules requiring cars and light trucks to average 54.5 mpg by the 2025 model year....
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Chrysler plans new I-4 family, plug-ins, diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, playing catch-up in the U.S. fuel-economy race, will debut a family of advanced four-cylinder gasoline engines in the next five years....
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Fiat Chrysler to replace 4-cylinder engines with new powertrain family

2:51 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014

To help meet tightening global fuel economy and emissions standards, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will replace its four-cylinder engine lineup with a new family of engines that share common parts and can be inexpensively customized for individual markets....
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Daimler expands Romania transmission plant to meet car demand

April 4, 2014 16:18 CET

Daimler is expanding its transmission plant in Sebes, Romania, as the manufacturer ramps up component supply to meet rising demand for Mercedes-Benz cars....
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Marchionne commits to 9-speed, says technology keeps evolving

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2014

Chrysler was forced to delay the launch of its 2014 Jeep Cherokee by two months last fall as engineers struggled with a software flaw in the SUV's nine-speed automatic. But CEO Sergio Marchionne says he remains committed to using the new transmission throughout the company's lineup of front-wheel-drive-based models....
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PSA raises transmission production on China demand

March 28, 2014 15:55 CET

PSA says it is stepping up production of transmissions at a plant in Valenciennes, northern France, to meet strong Chinese demand....
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