FIAT SPA SAYS it has agreed with ZF Batavia LLC to purchase an undisclosed volume of continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) from the CVT joint venture operation between ZF and Ford Motor Co. (see WEVTU — Oct. 15, '98, p.1). Fiat plans to use the CVT for European midrange vehicles mated to either gasoline or diesel engines; the company says the CVT-equipped vehicles will be available in 2002. Production at the Ford/ZF Batavia, OH, plant is slated to begin in 2001, but Fiat says it might ...
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