Posts Tagged ‘6-speed’

Chevrolet Aveo RS Show Car: A Wake-Up Call For The Small-Car Segment

Friday, January 8th, 2010
2011 Chevrolet Aveo RS
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Detroit — Chevrolet today announced the world debut of the Aveo RS show car at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. It features a European-inspired hot hatch look designed to appeal to young enthusiasts, and hints at the next-generation Aveo.

Longer, wider and more spacious than the current production Aveo, the Aveo RS showcases the car's upscale-looking design cues both inside and out, and presents the many personalization options potentially available on the next-generation car.

“We hope the Aveo RS show car will demonstrate that we are as serious about redefining the Aveo and its place in the small-car segment as we were about reinventing the Malibu,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet general manager. (more…)

The 2011 Sonata: The New Standard for Midsize Sedans
Sonata Injects Emotion, Advanced Powertrains and Superior Quality into Bland Segment

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
YF Hyundai Sonata
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Los Angeles — Hyundai today introduced its all-new 2011 Sonata at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This marks the North American debut of the latest version of the popular midsize sedan, introducing Hyundai's “Fluidic Sculpture” design language and an all four-cylinder engine lineup to the U.S. market.

Sonata is the second vehicle in Hyundai's 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new models in the next 24 months) following on the heels of the all-new Tucson. Production of Sonata will begin later this month at Hyundai's U.S. plant in Alabama with retail sales beginning in January. (more…)

The 2011 Cruze: Chevrolet Unveils U.S. Version Of The Popular, Fuel-Efficient Global Compact Sedan

Monday, November 30th, 2009
2011 Chevrolet Cruze
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Los Angeles — Chevrolet unveils the U.S. production version of the 2011 Cruze compact sedan at the L.A. Auto Show on Dec. 2. It is a global car refined for America, delivering many segment-leading features and details that challenge preconceived notions about what a compact car can be in North America.

The Cruze also affirms Chevrolet's commitment to building refined, fuel-efficient vehicles, with new, small-displacement four-cylinder engines. It is expected to deliver segment-leading fuel economy with a new Ecotec 1.4 L I4 turbo with variable valve timing — including up to 40 mpg on the highway with a high-efficiency model. (more…)

Antonov Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Landai

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The Company is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of negotiations to secure a partner for its manufacturing joint venture (“JV”) in China with the signing of an agreement to form a Joint Venture with Chong Qing Landai Industries Co., Ltd. (“Landai”).

Under the terms of the agreement the JV will develop Antonov's 6-speed automatic transmission (“TX-6”) for start of production, planned to begin during the course of 2011. The TX-6 will be manufactured in the JV's facilities, which will provide capacity for a minimum 200,000 transmissions per year. The manufacturing plant will be established at Landai's new site in Chong Qing, reducing the level of investment originally anticipated. Consequently, additional funding will be available to focus on accelerating the development program to achieve production at the earliest possible date. (more…)

2010 Ford Fusion Packs a Fuel-Efficient Punch with New Gas Engine, Six-Speed Transmission Lineup

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
2010 Ford Fusion Sport
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Dearborn, MI — A choice lineup of gas-powered engines will deliver even more horsepower and better fuel economy in the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan mid-size sedans, which already stand out for their strong reliability and driving dynamics.

For 2009, the 2010 model year Fusion and Milan will offer Ford's all-new Duratec 2.5-liter I4, producing 175 horsepower; an enhanced 3.0-liter V6 with 19 more horsepower than its predecessor; and a 3.5-liter V6 that pumps out 263 horsepower on the Fusion Sport model.

Fusion models equipped with the 2.5-liter I4 engine are expected to deliver (more…)