Transmissions

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

VW recalls 3,837 Jetta Hybrids to replace gearbox oil

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2013
Volkswagen’s low-volume Jetta Hybrid sedan is being recalled to replace faulty gearbox oil that can put the vehicle in a “stall-like” condition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today.... Read More »

 

Nissan presses Jatco to end CVT glitches

Dec. 6, 2013 06:01 CET
Nissan is sharpening its oversight of affiliated transmission supplier Jatco in the wake of quality and customer satisfaction problems that have pinched the automaker's profits.... Read More »

 

Nissan presses Jatco to end CVT glitches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Nissan is sharpening its oversight of affiliated transmission supplier Jatco Ltd. in the wake of quality and customer satisfaction problems that have pinched the automaker's profits.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

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.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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