Posts Tagged ‘fwd’

GM and SAIC Motor Announce Powertrain Co-Development

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
SAIC-GM DCT
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Shanghai, China — General Motors Co. and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. (SAIC Motor) are expanding their partnership to develop a new small-displacement gasoline engine family and an advanced transmission.

The agreement, signed today in Shanghai by GM Vice Chairman of Global Product Operations Tom Stephens and SAIC President Chen Hong, represents a significant milestone that expands GM and SAIC's relationship into powertrain development. It's another key step in providing propulsion solutions to build the world's best vehicles.

“The co-development of these new engines and transmissions builds on a strong history of innovation and collaboration between GM and SAIC Motor,” Stephens said. (more…)

Kia Debuts KOUP Concept at 2008 New York International Auto Show
Design Cues, Indicative of an Emotional and Powerful Driving Experience, Reflect Brand Evolution

Thursday, March 20th, 2008
Kia KOUP Concept
Kia Motors

New York — Combining youthful exuberance with a sporty and sleek design, Kia Motors America (KMA) today globally debuted the KOUP concept at the 2008 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) during a press conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Illustrating the shape and evolution of future Kia vehicles, the simple yet bold and aggressive KOUP exterior is complemented by its realistic and sleek interior design. Originating from the Kia Motors America Design Center in Irvine, Calif., the KOUP concept embodies Kia's philosophy of “Exciting and Enabling” with its balanced proportions and fluid design set to evoke an emotional driving experience. (more…)

More Details of M 20/32 6-speed Provided by Fiat-GM Powertrain

Friday, November 22nd, 2002

Vienna, Austria — Earlier this month Opel Austria Powertrain GmbH revealed further details of production plans for its new 6-speed manual transmission developed by Fiat-GM Powertrain. Sixty variants will ultimately be produced for the most important model series of the Fiat, Opel, Alfa Romeo, Vauxhall and Saab brands. Construction of the new M 20/32 will take the place of the current F13 gearbox on 42,000 square meters adjacent to continuing production of the F17 gearbox (480,000 units in 2002).

The last F13 gearbox leaves Aspern just-in-time at the end of November 2002. In December the dismantling of the system begins and should be final by March 2003. (more…)