Dual-clutch transmissions

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 »

 

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 »

 

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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.... 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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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