General Motors strategy to deal with rapidly tightening fuel economy restrictions is likely to include a new CVT developed in-house by the company. Continue Reading...
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Ford is examining the possibility of using more continuously variable transmissions in its vehicles to boost fuel economy. Continue Reading...
The Subaru Outback has carved itself a comfortable niche as a no nonsense, go anywhere, family hauler. Continue Reading...
There’s good news if the thought of a German luxury automaker selling cars with CVTs makes your skin crawl: Audi is ditching its infinite ratio transmission. Continue Reading...
Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today. Continue Reading...
In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard. Continue Reading...
Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars! Continue Reading...
Automatic transmissions are HUGELY popular in North America. Europe is still a strong hold for the manual gearbox but on this side of the Atlantic self-shifters account for at least 90 percent of new-vehicle sales; the standard trans lost the market-share race decades ago and in spectacular fashion. Continue Reading...
The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas models enter the 2014 mode year with the same new content as other versions of the Civic and improved fuel economy for the hybrid. Continue Reading...
Nissan will build a production version of the IDx concepts that it first debuted late last year during the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Continue Reading...
Nissan has just dropped the curtain on a Sport Sedan Concept today that hints at a future production sports sedan. Continue Reading...
The latest new products from Toyota, such as the 2014 Corolla, feature distinct new sheet metal but almost nothing new under the hood, an issue that the brand is working diligently to solve. Continue Reading...
Audi has reached a settlement on a class-action lawsuit over alleged defects with a continuously variable transmissions (CVT) used in thousands of Audi vehicles. Continue Reading...
Clearing a room of automotive enthusiasts is easy. Just lecture them on how “amazing” the continuously-variable transmission in your car is. Continue Reading...
Crossovers are taking over the market. Buyers can get big ones, small ones, long ones and tall ones. They can opt for models with three rows of seats, all-wheel drive or in rare instances even manual transmissions. Like it or not these versatile vehicles are rapidly becoming the de-facto choice of drivers in America. Continue Reading...
The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are… Continue Reading...
The Nissan Resonance concept has won the EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Continue Reading...
The future is today at Nissan’s Auto Show display in Detroit. Just minutes ago the Japanese carmaker rolled out a swoopy-looking crossover concept called the Resonance. Continue Reading...
Subaru’s fourth-generation Forester crossover got its North American debut today during the L.A. Auto Show. Continue Reading...
With the 2013 Accord, Honda made the surprise move of offering a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to help maximize fuel economy. Hitting higher mpg targets is, however, just one goal for the Japanese automaker and a new dual-clutch unit is on its way to help maintain the brand’s fun-to-drive reputation. Continue Reading...
Sales for the 2013 Nissan Sentra compact sedan begin on October 16 with pricing starting from $16,770 including delivery. Continue Reading...
Frequently thought of as a boring alternative to an automatic transmission, usage of the the continuously-variable transmission (CVT) is expected to more than double by 2016. Continue Reading...
A lawsuit has been filed in Florida against MINI for a “manufacturing defect” in its continuously variable transmissions (CVT) that is allegedly causing Cooper models to experience premature transmission failure. Continue Reading...
New information on the 2013 Honda Accord is available thanks to one dealership with a “loose lips” marketing strategy that probably has the brand’s higher-ups on edge. Continue Reading...