Transmissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53457/more en Corvette Z06 Tutorial: Know Your Limits http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/corvette-z06-tutorial-know-your-limits <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 650-hp super car is capable of sprinting to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and traversing a quarter-mile (0.4 km) in less than 11 seconds. If you don’t know your limitations as a driver, or passenger, the Z06 will.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/corvette-z06-tutorial-know-your-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/corvette-z06-tutorial-know-your-limits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Porsche Aluminum Automatic Brakes Carbon Fiber Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Supercharger Test Drives aerodynamics Alex MacDonald Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Corvette Z07 Corvette ZR1 downforce Michelin Pilot Sport Cup motion sickness Performance Data Recorder Spring Mountain Tadge Juechter Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1227491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM sold 1,500 all-new Corvette Z06s in December.</strong></p> Automated Manual Transmission in High Gear in India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india <div class="node-body article-body">Magneti Marelli executive Saju Mookken says it took him three years to persuade Maruti Suzuki to offer AMT, and now he is unable to meet the demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Bosch Fiat Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Automated Manual Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1228241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AMT-equipped &rsquo;15 Celerio India&rsquo;s top-selling all-new car.</strong></p> Mazda Bullish on CX-3 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-bullish-cx-3 <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda North American chief predicts B-segment CUVs will be one of the fastest-growing segments over the next two years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-bullish-cx-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/mazda-bullish-cx-3#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda Automatic Future Products Gasoline Product Development Sales Results Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:48:00 +0000 1227281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda CX-3 rides on Mazda2 B-car platform.&nbsp;</strong></p> Hyundai Veloster Receives Upgrades, New Rally Edition Unveiled http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-veloster-receives-upgrades-new-rally-edition-unveiled <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Chicago Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veloster turbo gets Hyundai’s Active Sound Design, which accentuates powertrain sound for a more engaging driving experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-veloster-receives-upgrades-new-rally-edition-unveiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-veloster-receives-upgrades-new-rally-edition-unveiled#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Hyundai 2015 Chicago Auto Show Dual Clutch (DCT) Future Products Gasoline Manual Turbocharger Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:27:00 +0000 1224481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Hyundai Veloster features Fluidic Sculpture character lines.</strong></p> Ford Focus RS Joins AWD Hot-Hatch Segment http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-focus-rs-joins-awd-hot-hatch-segment <div class="node-body article-body">Ford reveals its all-new Focus RS, slated for arrival next year with a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cyl. that carries a number of upgrades from its first application in the all-new Mustang. Ford isn’t discussing pricing or volume projections.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-focus-rs-joins-awd-hot-hatch-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/ford-focus-rs-joins-awd-hot-hatch-segment#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Ford Gasoline Manual Product Development Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly all-wheel drive Cologne EVO Ford Focus RS Germany GKN hatchback hot-hatch Mustang Saarlouis Spain STI torque vectoring Valencia VW Golf R Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0000 1216551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Focus RS will be assembled in Saarlouis, Germany, on same line building standard Focus compacts.</strong></p> GM Tooling Up CVT for Fuel-Economy Play http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tooling-cvt-fuel-economy-play <div class="node-body article-body">Details on GM’s CVT are limited, but sources tell WardsAuto it will find its way into several “high-volume” products by 2019, including models in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tooling-cvt-fuel-economy-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-tooling-cvt-fuel-economy-play#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Buick Cadillac Chevrolet GMC Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Continuously Variable (CVT) Dual Clutch (DCT) Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development AutoForecast Chevrolet Spark GM Powertrain Honda Accord Hybrid Jatco Nissan Opel Vectra Tom Read Xtronic CVT Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1202411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Growth forecast for continuously variable transmissions, such as Nissan&rsquo;s Xtronic CVT.</strong></p> New Mazda Thai Plant Global Skyactiv Gearbox Source http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source <div class="node-body article-body">Establishing a global production footprint is a key element of Mazda’s structural reform plan announced in February 2012, and the launch of Mazda Powertrain Mfg. operations marks another important milestone. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/new-mazda-thai-plant-global-skyactiv-gearbox-source#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan Thailand Mazda Automatic Capacity Utilization Engine Transmission Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1199011 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise pro-and-con summation of all 37 powertrains evaluated in the 2015 competition. Many of these comments came directly from editor score sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy Sweden United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo Audi BMW BMW Chevrolet Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Mini Ram SRT Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger 300h Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevrolet Cruze Corvette Stingray F-150 Fiat 500e Ford Fiesta Fusion Genesis Honda Accord Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX 200T Mini Cooper Mustang S3 Sonata TLX Volvo S60 VW GTI X5 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1189231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C400, with 329-hp 3.0L bi-turbo V-6, coaches efficient driving.&nbsp;</strong></p> 2015 Winner: Volvo 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-Cyl. http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-volvo-20l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The premium market is flooded with good 4-cyl. turbocharged engines, but Volvo’s new T5 2.0L in the S60 sets a high bar for all.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-volvo-20l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-volvo-20l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Automatic Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger 2.0L turbo BMW 3-Series Cadillac ATS downsizing Geely Automobile James Amend Jim Irwin T5 T6 turbo-4 Volvo Engine Architecture Volvo S60 XC90 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:31:00 +0000 1187751 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Winner: VW 1.8L Turbocharged DOHC 4-Cyl. http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-vw-18l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 1.8L TSI is among the most affordable powerplants springing from the smartly crafted third-generation EA888 engine family. This accessible, delightful I-4 can be had for under $18,000 in the Golf. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-vw-18l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-vw-18l-turbocharged-dohc-4-cyl#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Volkswagen Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Manual Product Development Turbocharger 1.8L TSI 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed manual Audi S3 benchmark EA888 Mexico Silao VW Golf TSI VW GTI Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1188351 at http://wardsauto.com