Transmissions

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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Chrysler names ex-GM exec Lux as new transmission boss

2:47 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
Chrysler Group has named a former General Motors executive as its new head of transmission powertrain. Jeffrey Lux, 50, former executive director of powertrain new-product launch for GM, replaces Mircea Gradu, who parted ways with Chrysler in January....
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Fiat recalls 500L cars in U.S. over auto-transmission issue

March 18, 2014 12:56 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the United States because drivers may not be able to shift out of park, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators....
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