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GM 9-speed automatic transmission

Ford says no thanks to GM's 9-speed automatic

After General Motors and Ford committed to co-developing new 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions, Ford has passed on the former. Per the agreement, Ford took on work for the 10-speed automatic, used for rear-wheel-drive vehicles, and GM undertook the 9-speed automatic for front-wheel-drive... read more

April 24, 2018 by
 
Jay Leno drives a Chinese-made Hongqi

Byton could help revive brand that built Chairman Mao's limo

A historic Chinese brand could come back to life with help from Byton, the electric car startup based in the country. China's state-owned FAW Group said it's working with... read more April 20, 2018 by


 
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Report: Porsche powertrain boss arrested in relation to diesel scandal

Jörg Kerner, who was promoted to the head of powertrains at Porsche in 2011, was arrested in relation to the Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal, a person familiar with... read more April 20, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive

Could Volvo get its engines from Daimler?

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler supplying engines to Volvo could be just one area of cooperation following the February deal that saw Li Shufu, the owner of Volvo parent... read more April 20, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford Focus

Honey, I shrunk the platform: Ford Focus introduces new small car skeleton for automaker

The new Ford Focus doesn't only represent the next step for the compact car, it also opens a new chapter for Ford small cars. It ushers in Ford's new scalable unibody... read more April 19, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Los Angeles auto show

Volkswagen to install 2,000 fast chargers across US by end of 2019

Volkswagen and its Electrify America unit announced plans to install 2,000 fast chargers at 500 stations across the country by the end of 2019. VW's announcement on Wednesday... read more April 19, 2018 by


 
Johan de Nysschen

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen departs brand

A major executive shuffle played out on Wednesday as General Motors announced Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen is leaving the brand, effective immediately. Replacing the... read more April 18, 2018 by


 
Traffic in China

China will scrap ownership limits on foreign automakers by 2022

Since 1994, China has mandated foreign automakers to create joint-ventures with domestic companies to regulate ownership limits. The foreign companies have been limited to no... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance prototype tire with Electric Drive Technology

Goodyear developing tires for needs of electric cars

Tires are a critical component of the driving experience, and electric cars bring their own challenges. Battery-electric vehicles weigh more, produce greater torque than... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
Herbert Diess

VW Group ousts CEO, names Diess as replacement, announces restructuring

Volkswagen Group has ousted CEO Matthias Müller and replaced him with Herbert Diess, previously CEO of the Volkswagen brand within the larger 12-brand corporation. The... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
Lincoln Aviator SUV, 2018 New York auto show

Lincoln takes steps to protect resale value

Lincoln is future-proofing the residual values of its vehicles by curbing sales to fleet businesses. In the short term, the move is hurting monthly sales figures. The plan is... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
BMW Group Autonomous Driving Campus in Unterschleißheim, Germany

BMW establishes self-driving lab, says iNext launches with Level 3 capability for highways

The BMW Group has brought its various activities concerning the development of self-driving technology under the one roof at the new Autonomous Driving Campus located in... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Lexus LC500h

Alcantara maker can't keep up with demand

Alcantara, the company that makes the suede-like material of the same name, has increasingly turned away new business as it struggles to meet demand. In fact, demand for the... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
Charles D. Strang, Jr.

The most famous engineer you’ve never heard of

Charles D. Strang, Jr. lived a long and vibrant life filled with an obsession for technical innovation and a passion for racing. He produced milestones in marine, automotive... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
Bentley solar-powered parking lot at Crewe, UK headquarters

Bentley will add 10,000 more solar panels to its plant

One of the United Kingdom's largest array of solar panels will soon be completed at Bentley's Crewe plant. The Brit automaker announced Tuesday that construction has begun on... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW Group hints at possible leadership changes, including CEO position

The Volkswagen Group on Tuesday issued the statement that it is in the process of reviewing its senior management structure and that this could result in potential personnel... read more April 10, 2018 by


 
 

 
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