Honda's new drivetrains: Sporty, green

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
In 2011, Honda Motor Co. CEO Takanobu Ito unveiled the Earth Dreams powertrain line. But the fuel-sipping drivetrains had critics wondering whether the automaker had lost its performance edge. Now, Ito is answering the critics with a trio of turbocharged engines and the company's second dual-clutch transmission....
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PSA, Renault will end engine and transmission alliance in France

Nov. 21, 2013 09:13 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Renault will end a partnership on engines and transmissions that is their last production alliance in France....
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Honda equips '14 Civic redo with CVT

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Honda is continuing its push into continuously variable transmissions with the 2014 freshening of its Civic lineup. Gone will be the geared five-speed automatic transmission. Any Civic with an automatic will come with a CVT....
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Honda readies new turbocharged engines, 8-speed dual-clutch transmission

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Honda unveiled a series of downsized, turbocharged engines and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, rounding out its line of Earth Dreams powertrains with ones that offer more performance without sacrificing fuel economy....
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VW recalls 2.6 million vehicles on engine, light faults

Nov. 14, 2013 12:25 CET
Volkswagen is recalling over 2.6 million vehicles worldwide, including its biggest such move in China, to fix electronic and drive-system flaws....
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Getrag CEO expects big gains from dual-clutch transmissions, rising demand in China

Nov. 13, 2013 06:15 CET
German transmission maker Getrag sees massive growth over the next few years, with the company predicting its dual-clutch transmission production will more than double by 2020....
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Getrag CEO expects big gains from dual clutches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
German transmission maker Getrag foresees massive growth. By 2020, the supplier aims to produce 6.9 million transmissions a year, up from 3.9 million in 2012....
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Getrag, Dongfeng to build transmission plant in China

Nov. 1, 2013 12:07 CET
German transmission supplier Getrag and partner Dongfeng Motor Corp. have launched construction of a dual-clutch transmission plant in the central China city of Wuhan....
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Overdue Cherokees are on their way at last

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
New Jeep Cherokees were due in dealerships almost two months ago but have been held while Chrysler developed and installed new software to smooth out the way the engine, nine-speed transmission and innovative disconnecting drivetrain interact. The process has been cumbersome, but after many weeks of delay, sources said Jeep expects to begin delivering Cherokees over the next 10 days....
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34 innovations are PACE finalists

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
Thirty-four innovations, in such diverse areas as all-wheel drive, adhesives and infotainment, are finalists for the 2014 Automotive News PACE Awards....
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GM considers new powertrain options for its large SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
Diesel engines, hybrid powertrains and high-geared transmissions are all on the table over the next few years for General Motors' soon-to-launch redesigned large SUVs, GM's top truck engineer says....
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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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Audi CVT settlement approved, covers 64,000 cars

3:06 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
Volkswagen Group of America’s settlement of a class-action lawsuit over alleged defects in the continuously variable transmissions in thousands of Audi vehicles has received final approval in federal court in Los Angeles....
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Opel offers severance packages to Bochum transmission workers

Oct. 2, 2013 13:26 CET
Opel is offering severance packages to the 300 employees producing transmissions at its Bochum, Germany, plant who volunteer to leave this year as the carmaker prepares to shut the factory....
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Opel offers severance packages to 300 transmission workers

7:26 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2013
General Motors’ Opel unit is offering severance packages to the 300 employees producing transmissions at its Bochum, Germany, plant who volunteer to leave this year as the carmaker prepares to shut the factory....
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Honda starts building gearbox plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Honda began construction last week of a $470 million transmission plant in Celaya, Mexico, that the company says will lift its annual North American gearbox production to more than 1.7 million units in 2016, from about 1.4 million today....
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Honda breaks ground on Mexico transmission plant

11:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2013
Honda broke ground on a $470 million transmission plant in Celaya, Mexico, today. The plant is expected to begin operations in the second half of 2015 with an initial annual production capacity of 350,000 units, eventually increasing to around 700,000 units per year....
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