STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – By the end of 2012, 98% of the cars and trucks Ford Motor Co. builds for North America will boast more fuel-efficient 6-speed automatic transmissions, the auto maker says. The next big move toward the 2012 goal begins with Ford’s new 6F35 front-wheel-drive transmission, which is said to improve fuel economy 4%-6% over outgoing 4- and 5-speed gearboxes. The 6F35 makes its debut in the ’09 Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner and Mazda Tribute cross/utility vehicles, as well ...

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