GM Confirms 10-Spd Transmission as Part of $1.3B Investment

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GM Confirms 10-Spd Transmission as Part of $1.3B Investment
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GM is pumping $1.3 billion into five different US manufacturing plants to support a new 10-speed automatic transmission along with a new V6 engine and an existing six-speed auto box. 

It was already known that GM was working on a nine or ten-speed transmissions in collaboration with Ford, though now the company has confirmed that the gearbox will include ten cogs. Which product the ten-speed will show up in is still unknown, though the General’s trucks and SUVs seems a logical place to start.

SEE ALSO: Ford, GM Co-Developing 9 and 10 Speed Transmission

The investment will be spread between three plants in Michigan located in Detroit, Flint and Romulus, one plant in Bedford, Indiana and a final plant in Toledo, Ohio. GM says that the investment will “create or retain about 1,000 jobs,” and will also support a new paint shop and logistics optimization center.

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  • Somnambulator

    GM says that the investment will “create or retain about 1,000 jobs,”

    LOL. What a joke the US auto industry has become. They now have to justify R&D based on the estimated number of jobs “saved or created” instead of making quality stuff that sells cars at a competitive price. By-product of the bailout? I think so.