GM 10-Speed Auto Spreading to 8 Models by 2018


General Motors plans to use its new 10-speed automatic transmission in eight different models by 2018. 

The 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 will be the very first car to offer the new 10-speed unit which was developed in conjunction with Ford. Mark Reuss, GM’s global product chief, revealed the info to Automotive News, though he wouldn’t elaborate on the other models getting the transmission.

Seeing as it is set up for high-power rear-wheel drive vehicles, GM’s trucks and SUVs are likely candidates to receive the transmission. A GM spokesprson did confirm that the eight-speed automatic currently found in Cadillac models and the Chevy Corvette will continue to be offered, so those cars may not end up with the 10-speed, at least for now.

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This 10-speed was developed with Ford alongside a new nine-speed transmission for front-wheel drive vehicles, though details on when that transmission will make it to dealerships has not been discussed.

The new Ford Raptor will be the first vehicle from the blue oval to use the 10-speed automatic.

[Source: Automotive News]

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