Transmissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53457/more en Fiata? Fiat Revives 124 Spider With Help From Mazda http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fiat resurrects the beloved 124 Spider, unveiling it at the Los Angeles auto show prior to a summer 2016 introduction to the U.S. market. The ’17 124 Spider is built on a Mazda MX-5 chassis but features Fiat’s 1.4L turbocharged engine. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiata-fiat-revives-124-s3322741er-help-mazda#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines U.S. Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Italy Interiors Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Fiat 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Exterior Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Gasoline Interior Manual Product Development Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1401101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;17 Fiat 124 Spider shows off its Italian flair.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> BMW Doubles Down on Performance With M2 Coupe http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-doubles-down-performance-m2-coupe <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The M2 enters BMW’s M range as an indirect successor to the 1-Series M Coupe, which was produced in limited numbers between 2010 and 2011. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-doubles-down-performance-m2-coupe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-doubles-down-performance-m2-coupe#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines Germany Technology Miscellaneous BMW Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Manual Product Development Turbocharger Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:00:00 +0000 1370601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>M2 will have lowest price point of BMW&rsquo;s performance sub-brand.</strong></p> Lexus Refreshes LX SUV, GS Sedan http://wardsauto.com/technology/lexus-refreshes-lx-suv-gs-sedan <div class="node-body article-body">The brand is hoping LX sales can reach 5,000 units in its first full year in the U.S. and that the new model can gain ground on the Cadillac Escalade and other large luxury SUVs.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/lexus-refreshes-lx-suv-gs-sedan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/lexus-refreshes-lx-suv-gs-sedan#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Interiors Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Lexus Automatic Gasoline Information & Entertainment Product Development Seats Suspension Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 1332301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus&#39; Brian Smith unveils refreshed LX SUV at Pebble Beach.</strong></p> Road to MBS in Colorado: Pure Michigan Kick http://wardsauto.com/technology/road-mbs-colorado-pure-michigan-kick <div class="field-deck"> 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Chevy pickup has comfortable seats, a smooth ride and quiet cabin, and it passed the inclement weather test. But the gas gauge and storage bins are tiny. It’s a worthy competitor in the midsize pickup segment.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/road-mbs-colorado-pure-michigan-kick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/road-mbs-colorado-pure-michigan-kick#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis CAR Management Briefing Seminars Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Safety Technology Interiors Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chevrolet 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Automatic Cameras Fuel Economy Gasoline Information & Entertainment Product Development Sales Results Seats Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:54:00 +0000 1326231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dave Smith with Chevrolet Colorado.</strong></p> Full View Photography Powertrain Tech Boom Coming But Consumers Unprepared, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say <div class="node-body article-body">The knowledge gap already could be affecting sales of advanced-technology vehicles, which last year accounted for 3.5% of the nearly 17 million cars and trucks sold in the U.S., according to WardsAuto data.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/powertrain-tech-boom-coming-consumers-unprepared-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Diesel U.S. Technology Miscellaneous BorgWarner Chevrolet Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Turbocharger Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1319061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Complex technology, low fuel prices conspire against alternative-propulsion vehicles.</strong></p> With TRW, ZF Shows Off ‘Wide Portfolio’ http://wardsauto.com/industry/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and designers from ZF and the former TRW have been sharing notes, exchanging ideas and identifying best practices, and some of the resulting technologies will be ready for market in the near future.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/trw-zf-shows-wide-portfolio#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Technology Miscellaneous TRW ZF Automatic Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Electric Vehicles Product Development Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1315911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF&rsquo;s Smart Urban Vehicle concept can articulate front wheels 75 degrees.</strong></p> Tom Murphy ZF, TRW Product Demos in Germany http://wardsauto.com/industry/zf-trw-product-demos-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">How many automotive suppliers can design, manufacture and deliver a complete axle, 9-speed transmission, steering rack, suspension, brake calipers, electronic controllers, seatbelts and every airbag necessary to protect vehicle occupants? Only one: Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen, after its acquisition of TRW.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/zf-trw-product-demos-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/zf-trw-product-demos-germany#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Technology Miscellaneous TRW ZF Automatic Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Cameras Collision Avoidance Electric Vehicles Product Development Safety Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1315921 at http://wardsauto.com Electric Axle Business Spinning Up for GKN http://wardsauto.com/industry/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn <div class="node-body article-body">As automakers maximize the potential of vehicle platforms, a GKN executive says the electric rear axle is a simple way to convert a front-drive architecture to a fuel-saving hybrid that also enables AWD when necessary.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/electric-axle-business-spinning-gkn#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Europe - Regional Industry North America - Regional Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines U.S. Japan Technology United Kingdom Data & Insights Miscellaneous American Axle Audi BMW Magna Porsche ZF Component Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Transmissions Audi A3 e-tron BMW i8 disconnecting axle electric axle Ferrari LaFerrari Fiat 500X GKN GKN Driveline Jeep Cherokee Jeep Renegade Lamborghini Asterion Mike Manley Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Porsche 918 Spyder Ray Kuczera Volvo XC90 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1310711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW i8 plug-in hybrid&nbsp;integrates GKN electric drive&nbsp;on front axles.&nbsp;</strong></p> BMW North America Powertrain Tech Dominated This Year’s JSAE http://wardsauto.com/technology/powertrain-tech-dominated-year-s-jsae <div class="node-body article-body">New engines from Toyota and Honda, transmissions from Aisin and hybrid systems from several suppliers were among the highlights from the Japan exhibition.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/powertrain-tech-dominated-year-s-jsae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/powertrain-tech-dominated-year-s-jsae#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Engines Japan Technology Miscellaneous Aisin Denso Honda Mitsubishi Toyota Continuously Variable (CVT) Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:49:00 +0000 1310561 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Mitsubishi&rsquo;s exhibit included building blocks for Outlander Plug-In.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Jatco Grows Global Presence as CVT Standard Bearer http://wardsauto.com/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/jatco-grows-global-presence-cvt-standard-bearer#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Analysis Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) China India U.S. Japan Technology Data & Insights Miscellaneous 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>