GM To Fit CVTs To Many Car Models For Higher Fuel Economy

GM To Fit CVTs To Many Car Models For Higher Fuel Economy

Most car buyers don't think a lot about transmissions. In the U.S., more than 9 out of 10 of them opt for an automatic, and that's that. But transmission technology turns out to be one of the major ways automakers are boosting gas mileage to meet tougher fuel-economy rules. And it appears GM is... read more

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2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar, New York City, Aug 2012

2014 Chevrolet Spark To Get CVT, Replacing 4-Speed Automatic

The Chevrolet Spark, the smallest Chevy sold in the U.S., will get some mechanical changes next year, according to Christi Landy, the brand's small-car marketing director... read more May 1, 2013 by 5

Honda Fit engineering mule  -  previewing future 1.5 DI engine and CVT  -  Tochigi, Japan,  11/2012

Next-Gen 2015 Honda Fit Getting More Efficient DI Engine, CVT

If you shop strictly by the EPA numbers today, the 2013 Honda Fit probably won't be among the top subcompacts you cross-shop. The current Fit's federal ratings, of 28 mpg... read more November 16, 2012 by 0

Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima

Are CVTs The Fuel-Efficient Transmission Of The Future?

If you've driven a Toyota, Lexus or Honda hybrid, or any recent Nissan automatic, you'll be familiar with continuously-variable transmissions (CVT). You'll be familiar with... read more July 30, 2012 by 26

Honda CVT transmission

Honda Launches Larger CVT In Japan For Better Gas Mileage

At the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda unveiled the Earth Dreams Technology range, a set of new engines, transmissions and hybrid drivetrains which it claimed would help it lead... read more April 6, 2012 by 1

Honda Earth Dreams Technology engine

Honda Announces ‘Earth Dreams’ Range Of Eco-Friendly Engines, Transmissions

Ask any advertising executive how you make a product sound more environmentally friendly, and they’ll suggest you give it a name that evokes the natural world. Enter... read more November 30, 2011 by 0

Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan Boosts Fuel Economy By Redesigning CVT In 2013 Altima

One of the best ways to improve fuel economy is to keep a car's engine operating at its most efficient speed, regardless of how fast the vehicle is traveling. That's the... read more November 29, 2011 by 1

2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid

Next Nissan Altima Previewed By New High-Mileage Hybrid-CVT System

Although Nissan has taken its Altima Hybrid off the market for 2012, the model is likely to live on. The latest evidence: Nissan today unveiled in Japan a new generation of... read more October 13, 2011 by 0

2012 Subaru Impreza

Subaru Motion-V Plan Calls For 30 Percent Gas Mileage Boost By 2015

Subaru has taken heed of customer complaints that its lineup wasn’t as efficient as those of its competitors, making its latest generation 2012 Impreza return an... read more September 27, 2011 by 5

Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine

Mazda's Skyactiv-G 1.3 Gets 70mpg, No Hybrid Tech Needed

The 2011 Mazda2 is already one of the most fun small cars on the market, sharing its platform with Ford's Fiesta. It's pretty economical too, but with Mazda's next generation... read more September 8, 2011 by 2

2011 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai To Offer More CVTs And New Dual Clutch Transmissions In 2011

Hyundai’s vehicle fleet is about to get a whole lot more fuel efficient as there are plans to introduce a new range of advanced dual clutch transmissions and more... read more December 7, 2010 by 1

Third-generation Subaru four-cylinder boxer engine

Subaru Unveils More Efficient Four-Cylinder Boxer Engine

Subaru is sticking to its almost trademark horizontally opposed or ‘boxer’ engine for its future lineup of cars, improving on the design, making it more refined... read more September 23, 2010 by 7

2011 Nissan Juke

Nissan To Release New Fuel-Saving Technologies Over Coming Year

Nissan has showed us the future of the automobile with its advanced Leaf all-electric vehicle but that doesn’t mean it’s game over for the internal combustion engine... read more July 6, 2010 by 0



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