2011 Hyundai Genesis To Get BMW-Like Gear Selector

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There are many people who accuse the Hyundai Genesis sedan of being derivative. Make no mistake, the Genesis is a fine car able to hang with offerings from Europe and Japan, but if these spy photos are accurate, then it looks like Hyundai has been playing copycat with its Bavarian rivals. Continue Reading...

2011 Range Rover Unveiled

2011 Range Rover Unveiled
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The venerable Range Rover has been given a few upgrades for 2011, including an all-new 4.4L diesel engine displacing 309 bhp and getting 30.1 mpg. The new diesel is also coupled to an 8-speed automatic, which should filter down to the rest of the lineup soon. The new Range also gets a rotary knob similar… Continue Reading...

Chrysler To Build 8-Speed Automatics In Indiana

Chrysler To Build 8-Speed Automatics In Indiana
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Chrysler will build a licensed version of a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox at their Indiana transmission plant. Production is expected to start in 2013, and retain roughly 1,200 jobs. The total cost for the project will be roughly $300 million, but Chrysler Senior VP of Powertrain Paolo Ferrero said that the new 8-speed transmission will… Continue Reading...

Audi A4, A5, Q5 To Get 8-Speed Automatic On Four-Cylinder Models

Audi A4, A5, Q5 To Get 8-Speed Automatic On Four-Cylinder Models
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With up to 70% of its sales volume expected to comprise of automatic transmission cars, Audi is hoping to get a leg up on the plebian 6-speed and 7-speed auto boxes offered by its German rivals by introducing an 8-speed automatic in the A4, A5 and Q5 equipped with the 2.0TFSI four-cylinder engine. The 8-speed… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Debuts Direct Injection I4, V6 And 8-Speed Automatic

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Hyundai Debuts Direct Injection I4, V6 And 8-Speed Automatic
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Hyundai‘s new Accent was the star of the companies exhibit at this year’s Beijing Auto Show, but the debut of two new engines and a new automatic transmission will have broader implications for the rest of the company’s lineup. In addition to the 2.4L GDI four-cylinder in the Sonata (pictured above), two new gasoline direct-injection… Continue Reading...