Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 25,000 copies of the 200 mid-size sedan for a transmission replacement. Continue Reading...
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The nine-speed automatic transmission that Jeep uses in its new Cherokee compact crossover is still having problems. Continue Reading...
Vehicle Overview In 2009 Chevrolet resurrected the Camaro nameplate. Using a mix of retro inspired style and futuristic design elements, the reborn Camaro commanded road presence and has become a sales success. Continue Reading...
The Jaguar F-Type shook things up with it revived the brand’s presence in the sports car segment, but there’s still plenty to come from the British brand that loves to be bad. Continue Reading...
Chrysler’s next-generation minivans will benefit from improved fuel efficiency and all-weather functionality. 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...
Don’t hold your breath for an eight-speed automatic in the the Corvette Stingray next year. Continue Reading...
Modernized as the C7 Corvette is, automatic models still use a six-speed automatic. That won’t be the case much longer and an SAE technical paper is revealing key details about the new slushbox. Continue Reading...
Is there a place on the market for a performance-oriented crossover? Nissan sure thinks so with its Juke NISMO RS. Continue Reading...
Nissan markets the Juke as a fun-to-drive crossover and while that is certainly the case, it’s still far from a performance product and the company is hoping to change that. Continue Reading...
Have you been anxiously waiting for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee? In spite of long delays the company is finally getting its act together and the new compact SUV should start to arrive at dealerships over the next 10 days. Continue Reading...
Michigan, it’s more than just Great Lakes, the Big Three and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. To the surprise of many, GM, Ford and Chrysler aren’t the only games in town. Practically every major OEM and supplier company has offices, technical centers or test facilities in the mitten state, and Toyota is making… Continue Reading...
Another day, another safety investigation. This time Nissan is under the microscope for complaints about leaks in some 2013 Pathfinder and Infiniti JX crossover vehicles. Continue Reading...
Acura might have biggest changes in mind for its entry-level ILX than those it announced mid-May for the 2014 model year. Continue Reading...
Is the manual transmission dead? Die-hard auto enthusiasts may shout out: “No way” but is anyone listening? If you’re in the market for a new car, a manual transmission might be a good idea, for a few key reasons. Continue Reading...
Porsche brought its 2014 911 GT3 to the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, showcasing its fastest-ever naturally-aspirated car. But just as you would likely expect, there’s an even hotter version coming. Continue Reading...
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne expects there will be as many as 200,000 nine-speed transmissions available this year and bound for new Chrysler vehicles. Continue Reading...
Ushering a new level of efficient technology into the automotive industry, Chrysler will begin selling cars with eight- and nine-speed transmissions by the first half of 2013. Continue Reading...
Most automotive enthusiasts can remember when an automaker first introduced the idea of a six-speed automatic transmission to the market, and nowadays modern vehicles sport as many as eight gears, with Hyundai even rumored to be working on a 10-speed. Continue Reading...
Still a decent distance away from U.S. production, the 11th generation Toyota Corolla is giving us a few hints of what we could expect through the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) version. Continue Reading...
In the quest to find a new car, there are a lot of questions that need to be asked. Questions about cargo room, technology, options, luxuries and other various elements will come up more than a few times while shopping for a new car. However, from the car driver’s perspective, there are just three… Continue Reading...
We know that Honda is heavily investing into continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) but what about a standard automatic transmission offering? It appears that the Japanese automaker could be investing in a nine-speed automatic manufactured by German supplier ZF. Chances are though that we won’t see any Hondas or Acuras on the road equipped with it… Continue Reading...
It’s anything but a secret: more gears mean better gas mileage. Mercedes-Benz packs a seven-speed automatic into many of its cars, Lexus uses an eight-speed transmission in its LS sedans, but these amply geared boxes are generally the things of luxury cars— until now. We were the first to report that Hyundai had a 10-speed… Continue Reading...
Back in August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation regarding the Getrag MT82 6-speed manual transmissions found in 2011+ Ford Mustangs. At the time, Ford was already carefully monitoring customer feedback as well as online forums as well to better understand the issues concerning the transmission. While only 3 percent of all… Continue Reading...