American Axle & Mfg. Inc. is awarded a new contract by China’s Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. to produce rear-drive modules for a new ’09 cross/utility vehicle. The module, which will feature AAM’s Powerlite aluminum rear axle and PowerDense gear system, will complete the all-wheel-drive system of the front-wheel-drive-based CUV, the company says. Metaldyne Corp. will supply Chrysler Group with environmentally friendly exhaust manifolds for future vehicle programs. Details of the multi-year ...

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