VIENNA –AvtoVAZ plans to manufacture its own automatic transmission, says Vladimir Bokk, head of the Russian auto maker’s department for engine and transmission production. Bokk tells a company publication AvtoVAZ next year will launch a new manual transmission dubbed 2180, which is a modernized version of the current 2112 gearbox. An automatic version of the 2180 will follow later, but Bokk provides no timetable for the project. AvtoVAZ, which has produced cars since ...

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