The Truth About Cars » Transmissions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC News Round-up: Elio’s Already on Thin Ice; Magna and Getrag Seal Their Deal, No Normal Buyer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-elios-already-thin-ice-magna-getrag-seal-deal-no-normal-buyer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-elios-already-thin-ice-magna-getrag-seal-deal-no-normal-buyer/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259121 Regulators may rain on Elio’s parade even before they got started. That, Volvo takes a serious stab at full-size luxury conventional wisdom, the big get bigger and Ford’s hybrids only go so far … after the break! Elio may be out, before it was even in The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a […]

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Regulators may rain on Elio’s parade even before they got started. That, Volvo takes a serious stab at full-size luxury conventional wisdom, the big get bigger and Ford’s hybrids only go so far … after the break! Elio may be out, before it was even in The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a […]

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Published Ford Patent Reveals 11-Speed Automatic Transmission http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/published-ford-patent-reveals-11-speed-automatic-transmission/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/published-ford-patent-reveals-11-speed-automatic-transmission/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1043146 Ten-speed transmissions not enough? Ford is turning it up to 11 with an 11-speed automatic waiting in the wings. AutoGuide reports the patent application for the 11-speed was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in early October of 2013, with schematics like the one above showing various combinations of clutches, brakes and gearing. […]

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Ten-speed transmissions not enough? Ford is turning it up to 11 with an 11-speed automatic waiting in the wings. AutoGuide reports the patent application for the 11-speed was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in early October of 2013, with schematics like the one above showing various combinations of clutches, brakes and gearing. […]

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Jeep’s Nine-Speed Undergoes Second Reflash For 100k Cherokees http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/jeeps-nine-speed-undergoes-second-reflash-for-100k-cherokees/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/jeeps-nine-speed-undergoes-second-reflash-for-100k-cherokees/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 10:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=834313 Remember the nine-speed transmission in the new Jeep Cherokee that gave our rising superstar managing editor a hard time, followed by everyone else giving him a hard time about the truth of this car before walking back their statements in light of their seeing the light? More than 100,000 of the crossovers built before May […]

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Remember the nine-speed transmission in the new Jeep Cherokee that gave our rising superstar managing editor a hard time, followed by everyone else giving him a hard time about the truth of this car before walking back their statements in light of their seeing the light? More than 100,000 of the crossovers built before May […]

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Diesels, Refinement Key To Kiefer’s Vision Of Future GM Engine Development http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/diesels-refinement-key-to-kiefers-vision-of-future-gm-engine-development/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/diesels-refinement-key-to-kiefers-vision-of-future-gm-engine-development/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:30:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=776809 General Motors head of global powertrain and former Delphi senior vice president of powertrain systems Steve Kiefer aims to steer engine development toward a brighter future, one influenced by his love for diesels, quietness and refinement. Automotive News reports Kiefer’s vision may have begun to come to fruition this week with the debut of the […]

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General Motors head of global powertrain and former Delphi senior vice president of powertrain systems Steve Kiefer aims to steer engine development toward a brighter future, one influenced by his love for diesels, quietness and refinement. Automotive News reports Kiefer’s vision may have begun to come to fruition this week with the debut of the […]

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Shifting Becomes Variable For 2015 Subaru WRX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/shifting-becomes-variable-for-2015-subaru-wrx/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/shifting-becomes-variable-for-2015-subaru-wrx/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=651970 While those who opt for the upcoming 2015 Subaru WRX STi can still row their own, those who prefer to let the transmission do the work may (or may not) be disappointed to find a CVT in their new WRX. In a leaked dealer document, customers who opt for either the WRX Premium standard model […]

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While those who opt for the upcoming 2015 Subaru WRX STi can still row their own, those who prefer to let the transmission do the work may (or may not) be disappointed to find a CVT in their new WRX. In a leaked dealer document, customers who opt for either the WRX Premium standard model […]

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GM And Ford Get In Gear Together http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-and-ford-get-in-gear-together/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-and-ford-get-in-gear-together/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484822 Developing cars and pieces thereof is getting increasingly costly, and that’s why even the fiercest rivals band together to share the mounting financial burden. GM and cross-town rival Ford agreed to jointly develop a new line of nine- and ten-speed automatic transmissions, Reuters says.   GM and Ford will build both FWD and RWD variants. […]

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Developing cars and pieces thereof is getting increasingly costly, and that’s why even the fiercest rivals band together to share the mounting financial burden. GM and cross-town rival Ford agreed to jointly develop a new line of nine- and ten-speed automatic transmissions, Reuters says.   GM and Ford will build both FWD and RWD variants. […]

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Read between the lines: Volvo’s 8-speed automatic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/read-between-the-lines-volvos-8-speed-automatic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/read-between-the-lines-volvos-8-speed-automatic/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:40:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484240 What do the Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX F-Sport have in common? Not much. Yet. Today’s vehicles aren’t just built on “modular” platforms, sharing parts with other vehicles from the same manufacturer, they are also “parts bin creations.” You’ll find the same power mirror switch in a Chevy, Jeep, Peugeot, Citroën, Lancia, Lincon and many […]

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What do the Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX F-Sport have in common? Not much. Yet. Today’s vehicles aren’t just built on “modular” platforms, sharing parts with other vehicles from the same manufacturer, they are also “parts bin creations.” You’ll find the same power mirror switch in a Chevy, Jeep, Peugeot, Citroën, Lancia, Lincon and many […]

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Are You Ready For: 10-Speed Hyundais? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/are-you-ready-for-10-speed-hyundais/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/are-you-ready-for-10-speed-hyundais/#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:25:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412961 It probably won’t help Herr Dr Martin Winterkorn’s indigestion any, but Automotive News [sub] reports that Hyundai Motor Group (the technical umbrella firm that supplies technology to both Hyundai and Kia) is developing a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which  will be for luxury models starting in 2014, possibly including the Hyundai Genesis and Equus luxury […]

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It probably won’t help Herr Dr Martin Winterkorn’s indigestion any, but Automotive News [sub] reports that Hyundai Motor Group (the technical umbrella firm that supplies technology to both Hyundai and Kia) is developing a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which  will be for luxury models starting in 2014, possibly including the Hyundai Genesis and Equus luxury […]

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GM Considering CVTs In Daewoo-Developed Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/gm-considering-cvts-in-daewoo-developed-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/gm-considering-cvts-in-daewoo-developed-cars/#comments Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:27:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=374952 AutoWeek reports: GM doesn’t use [Continuously Variable Transmissions] now. But they could be used on models such as the Chevrolet Spark, Aveo and Cruze in the next three years, said Mike Arcamone, CEO of GM Daewoo Auto & Technology. GM will have to improve the mileage on these models by at least 10 percent by […]

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AutoWeek reports: GM doesn’t use [Continuously Variable Transmissions] now. But they could be used on models such as the Chevrolet Spark, Aveo and Cruze in the next three years, said Mike Arcamone, CEO of GM Daewoo Auto & Technology. GM will have to improve the mileage on these models by at least 10 percent by […]

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