Transmissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53457/more en Jatco Grows Global Presence as CVT Standard Bearer http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer <div class="node-body article-body">Jatco and rival Aisin AW both look to grow their customer bases, Jatco will concentrate its major facilities investments in China and the U.S. over the next five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional China India U.S. Japan Aisin Maruti Mitsubishi Nissan Suppliers Suzuki Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Electric Vehicles Global Sources Globalization Hybrid Vehicles OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Transmission Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:11:00 +0000 1297331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Manufacturer&rsquo;s exhibit at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015 featured model CVT.</strong></p> Fiat 500X Right Car at Right Time http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fiat-500x-right-car-right-time <div class="node-body article-body">The Fiat 500X CUV is tailored toward U.S. consumers and resides in a segment expected to grow markedly over the next several years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fiat-500x-right-car-right-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fiat-500x-right-car-right-time#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Fiat Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Manual Suspension Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1293611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500X styling cues reminiscent of 500 stablemate.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> '16 Fiat 500X http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-fiat-500x <div class="node-body gallery-body">Fiat hopes the 500X will appeal to U.S. consumers after previous vehicle entries have failed to generate large sales volumes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-fiat-500x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-fiat-500x#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Fiat Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Manual Suspension Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:33:00 +0000 1293631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 500X first CUV entry in U.S. market from Italian automaker.&nbsp;</strong></p> Bosch Electronics Plant, Reutlingen http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch's complex near Stuttgart has manufactured 5 billion highly intelligent MEMS sensors since 1995, and every single chip on every wafer undergoes rigorous and redundant quality checks. The defect rate is fewer than five for every 1 million produced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/bosch-electronics-plant-reutlingen#comments Premium Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Germany Bosch Component Electric Vehicles Electronic Control Units (ECU) Engines Hybrid Vehicles Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Product Development Transmissions Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1288171 at http://wardsauto.com Automakers, Suppliers Show Off Powertrain Prowess http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota’s 1.2L 4-cyl. mill, the second in the automaker’s new downsized engine lineup, was introduced in Japan as an option for the Aurus in April and is being launched this month on an unspecified model in Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/automakers-suppliers-show-powertrain-prowess#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura Hyundai Toyota Sales & Marketing 2015 SAE World Congress Aluminum Diesel Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Magnesium Steel Transmissions Fri, 22 May 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1283881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda says 60% of Acura TLX frame uses lightweight materials.</strong></p> Fiat Expects 500X to Become Volume Leader http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiat-expects-500x-become-volume-leader <div class="node-body article-body">The Fiat 500X resides in the Small CUV segment, expected to be among the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiat-expects-500x-become-volume-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/fiat-expects-500x-become-volume-leader#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fiat Automatic Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Turbocharger Thu, 21 May 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1283701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500X automaker&rsquo;s first U.S. vehicle to offer all-wheel drive.</strong></p> Jatco Geared to Meet Growing Global CVT Demand http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Management claims to be on track to reach its ¥1 trillion ($8.4 billion) sales target by fiscal 2018 and become the world’s top producer of automatic transmissions by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Japan Nissan Continuously Variable (CVT) Finance Global Sources Production Purchashing Transmission Tue, 12 May 2015 09:18:00 +0000 1271461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jatco exhibits new CVT chain at recent SAE World Congress.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Poor Hybrid Sales Threaten 2025 CAFE Targets http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets <div class="node-body article-body">“We believe that we do have technologies that can technically meet the targets but we must be able to commercially produce these vehicles and sell them to customers who want to keep returning to them,” says FCA’s Chris Cowland. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chrysler General Motors Honda Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Transmissions Tue, 05 May 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1271211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>While HEVs selling poorly even with big incentives, FCA completely sold out of gas-guzzling 707-hp Hellcat Challenger and Charger&nbsp;models with zero spiffs.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Acura NSX at SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Honda uses this week’s SAE World Congress in Detroit to trickle out some tantalizing nuggets of information about the car’s body rigidity, aerodynamics and drivetrain in an extensive Powerpoint presentation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/acura-nsx-sae-world-congress#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Acura Aerodynamics Aluminum Chassis Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Product Development Turbocharger Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:34:00 +0000 1266241 at http://wardsauto.com SAE Panel: ICE, With Increasing Efficiency, Here to Stay http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-panel-ice-increasing-efficiency-here-stay <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technologies such as direct injection and variable valve timing have made the internal combustion engine very efficient, panelists concur. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-panel-ice-increasing-efficiency-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/sae-panel-ice-increasing-efficiency-here-stay#comments Public World Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World BorgWarner Bosch Chrysler Ford Schaeffler 2015 SAE World Congress Engines Transmissions Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:22:00 +0000 1263981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Schaeffler&rsquo;s Hemphill worries about expensive engine tech.</strong></p>