Dual-clutch transmissions

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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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....
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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....
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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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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....
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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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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....
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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....
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Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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