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15February

What Are The Trends In Transmissions Today?

Are automatic transmissions the way of the future? With more and more carmakers dropping manual transmissions, and more and more customers opting not to purchase models with a one, it could be that manuals will soon be few and far between. In 2018, manual transmissions made up only 2% of all car sales in the U.S. And only 20% of all 2018 models offered a manual transmission option. While automatic transmissions are generally thought to [...]

4February

Why Did Toyota Recall The Transmissions In New Corolla Hatchback?

Toyota recently announced a recall of about 3,400 of the recently-released 2019 Corolla hatchbacks due to a faulty component in these hatchbacks’ continuously variable transmission (CVT). If this CVT component fails while the Corolla is moving, the vehicle could lose power, increasing the risk of a crash. This risk is heightened even further if the failure occurs when the car is traveling quickly, as drivers may not have enough time (or room) to maneuver the [...]

23January

Will There Be Shared Gearboxes in the Mustang GT500 and Mid-Engine Corvette?

It’s looking like Ford and Chevrolet’s most popular cars in the performance category may share a core component, if rumors are to be believed. Dual clutch transmissions may soon be installed in American-made performance cars, including the Ford Mustang and Chevy Corvette. According to information published in a corporate supplier newsletter, the Mustang GT500 and mid-engine Corvette will each have similar versions of the same gearbox in common. Rumors Abound of a Manual Transmission Discontinuation? The [...]

18January

A New Hybrid Transmission

ZF Friedrichshafen, well-known throughout the automotive industry for their innovative products, recently announced the release of a new hybrid transmission. Even though the company had announced earlier that their current generation of transmissions for hybrid cars would be their last, they have changed their plans. The CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen, Wolf-Henning Scheider, recently announced that the company is pursuing one more iteration of transmissions for its hybrid cars. The current transmissions released for hybrid cars by them [...]

14November

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT): Is It Better?

If you're looking to buy a new car, would continuously variable transmission (CVT) be a factor in your purchase? And once you have it, are there any special maintenance needs? Here we explore what you get with CVT, and how to keep current with your transmission maintenance needs. Continuously Variable Transmission: What Makes It Different? Many new cars and SUVs have left the conventional gearbox behind. Today they're offering CVT. What's the difference? First, the CVT system has no [...]

5November

7-Speed Manual Transmission Potentially Making a Comeback in the 2020 Ford Bronco

There are very few cars out there on the current market that boast a true 7-speed gearbox. Two of those vehicles are the Porsche 911 and the Chevrolet Corvette. In an effort to be a logical counterpart to the new Jeep Wrangler, Ford is rumored to be stepping up its game with the new Bronco releases by incorporating the unique 7-speed manual transmission. While the vehicle is still in development and everything can change as [...]

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