Chevrolet Cruze Eco Gets Automatic Transmission

Chevrolet Cruze Eco Gets Automatic Transmission Just the Facts: GM will offer a six-speed automatic in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. Initially GM said only a manual would be available. Fuel economy numbers with the automatic will be released closer to launch. DETROIT — General Motors will offer the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco with a six-speed automatic transmission. This is a change from the previously announced plan to give the fuel-efficiency-slanted model a six-speed manual transmission only. Engineers working on the Cruze acknowledged to media on Friday that the car may lose a slight amount of fuel economy with the automatic. GM has been saying the Cruze Eco will get 40 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission. City mileage...

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2013 Dodge Dart Sedan Using Automatic Transmission from Hyundai?

Is the 2013 Dodge Dart Sedan using an Automatic Transmission Supplied by Hyundai? It's no secret that, aside from the Fiat Group-sourced 168bhp 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir engine, the new 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan continues to use two powerplants from Chrysler's past. You see, while the Detroit maker is marketing its 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder units under the new "Tigershark" moniker, both have their roots in the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA) family of engines. To explain, GEMA was a joint venture of the Chrysler Group, Mitsubishi Motors, and Hyundai Motor Company for the development of a line of shared four-cylinder gasoline engines. In 2009, Chrysler bought out the shares of Mitsubishi and Hyundai and continued GEMA on its own....

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When should I have my Automatic Transmission serviced?

Transmission Fluid - The “Forgotten Fluid” Having an automatic transmission service is very important for the health of your vehicle, but transmission fluid seems to be the "Forgotten Fluid." You may be asking yourself: “When should I have my Automatic Transmission serviced?” The answer varies: Mileage for servicing an Automatic Transmission varies from every 25,000 miles to “Never” depending on the manufacturers guide lines. If the transmission fluid isn’t changed within the schedule mileage, you'll be lubricating your transmission with a dirty fluid that is full of contaminants, and it WILL shorten the life of your Automatic Transmission. “Eagle Transmission” is offering the following options: If your Automatic Transmission is in need of a fluid change, Eagle Transmission is offering...

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Chrysler Pushing Back Dual-Clutch Transmission in 200, Avenger

Chrysler Pushing Back Dual-Clutch Transmission Chrysler Group has hit another bump in the road on the way to putting a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) in some of its vehicles. The Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 were slated to receive six-speed dry dual-clutch transmissions for the 2012 model year. However the Detroit-based automaker has decided to shelve that for now and continue using the six-speed automatic transmission currently in service. The reason behind the delay stems from refinement issues, and a decision to put everything on hold was made this past summer. Chrysler believes the dual-clutch gearbox, which is built by parent company Fiat SpA, needs a little more retooling before the American public gets their collective hands on it. “We were concerned about the...

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