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GM's new head of powertrain 'loves' diesels

4:23 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
"I love diesels.” There's one clue to how General Motors' new head of global powertrain, Steve Kiefer, might steer future engine development.... Read More »

 

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Toyota Chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

March 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada sees deliveries of hybrid vehicles reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, up from about 13 percent to 14 percent now.... Read More »

 

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Toyota chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

12:15 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada has high expectations for hybrid vehicles and sees deliveries reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, from about 13 percent to 14 percent at present.... Read More »

 

Chrysler powertrain chief Gradu departs

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
The executive whose responsibility it was to ensure the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's innovative drive system worked properly has left Chrysler Group to pursue other interests. Mircea Gradu, 50, who has been with Chrysler since 2007 and head of transmission, powertrain and driveline engineering, left the company Wednesday.... Read More »

 

Concept may hint at VW's strategy to boost fleet mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
A new Passat-based concept from Volkswagen AG that claims a best-in-class 42 mpg on the highway may offer a preview of how VW plans to meet tightening U.S. fuel-economy standards.... Read More »

 

Mazda pins improved mpg on Skyactiv 2

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Mazda has ambitious plans for a generation of engines debuting around 2020 that would achieve 30 percent better fuel economy than the current line of Skyactiv engines the company has only just begun rolling out.... Read More »

 

BMW said to mull first engine plant in U.S. or Mexico

Dec. 11, 2013 12:04 CET
BMW is said to mull building engines in the United States or Mexico for the first time and expanding vehicle production in the region to capitalize on growing demand.... Read More »

 

Hyundai works on gasoline engine that mimics diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Hyundai is working on a 1.8-liter engine that works like a diesel but burns gasoline.... Read More »

 

Leases, marketing vital to Volvo survival plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Until new vehicles start arriving late next year, Volvo's plan for survival in the United States involves an aggressive return to leasing.... Read More »

 

Federal-Mogul pushes for 'smaller and lighter'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Rainer Jueckstock, co-CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp., sees exactly where automakers are spending their r&d money as they develop the next generation of fuel-efficient powertrains.... Read More »

 

Ford's Schoch: 'We need more capacity' in Asia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Ford Motor Co.'s sales are surging in its Asia Pacific region, prompting the company to think beyond its already ambitious mid-decade expansion plans.... 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 »

 

Workers back; still no Cherokees

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Chrysler said last week that it was making progress on the delayed 2014 Jeep Cherokee, but still couldn't say when any could be shipped.... Read More »

 

GM to move hand-built engine program

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2013
From a nondescript building in a quiet industrial park in suburban Detroit, GM has shipped nearly 40,000 hand-built engines for some of the automaker's fastest cars.... Read More »

 

Toyota to spend $28 million to expand Mich. powertrain operations

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Toyota is spending more than $28 million to expand powertrain operations in Michigan. The expansion will enable the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., to develop engines and automatic transmissions for vehicles designed and built in North America.... Read More »

 

Ford pursues record certified-used sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Ford Motor Co. is on track for record certified used-vehicle sales this year, the company's general manager of Ford and Lincoln sales said.... Read More »

 

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VW bets big on CNG

Aug. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
VW Group is hoping its new TGI engine will match the success of its TDI powerplants. The automaker will use TGI on its new bi-fuel models that can run on both compressed natural gas and gasoline, starting with a variant of the VW Golf.... Read More »

 

Chrysler-Fiat won't invest in EVs until pricing improves, exec says

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Chrysler and Fiat will not invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to step up and pay for the technology, said Bob Lee, head of Fiat and Chrysler global Powertrain.... Read More »

 

Toyota tweaks Tundra platform, powertrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Toyota is taking the conservative path with the re-engineered 2014 Tundra full-sized pickup.... Read More »

 

GM picks interim powertrain chief following dismissals linked to India troubles

4:36 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
General Motors picked James Lanzon, its top transmission engineer, to run the company's global powertrain operations on an interim basis while it searches for a permanent replacement for Sam Winegarden.... Read More »

 

GM picks Lanzon as interim powertrain chief

July 29, 2013 22:36 CET
General Motors picked James Lanzon, its top transmission engineer, to run the company's global powertrain operations on an interim basis while it searches for a permanent replacement for Sam Winegarden.... Read More »

 

GM fires top powertrain exec, several employees over India emissions testing

1:45 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2013
GM ousted its top powertrain executive over irregularities in the automaker's emission-testing programs in India that have forced it to halt sales of two popular models.... Read More »

 

GM fires global powertrain chief, several employees over India emissions testing

July 26, 2013 19:45 CET
GM ousted its top global powertrain executive over irregularities in the automaker's emission-testing programs in India that have forced it to halt sales of two popular models.... 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 »

 

A lighter MX-5

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata will sport the brand's new Kodo design language.... Read More »

 

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