Powertrain

Ford Eschews GM-Developed 9-Speed Transmission

April 23, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Ford Motor Co. is not using the 9-speed automatic transmission developed by General Motors Co. as part of the powertrain partnership the companies launched in 2013, Automotive News reports.

Ford F-150 Gets 30-mpg Highway Rating

April 19, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Ford Motor Co. says the diesel version of its 2018 F-150 fullsize pickup truck will have a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fuel efficiency rating of 25 mpg.

Brabham Supercar to Get 700-hp V-8

April 19, 2018 at 11:33 AM

England’s newly formed Brabham Automotive Ltd.’s new BT62 hypercar will be powered by a naturally aspirated 5.4-liter V-8 that makes 700 hp.

Lexus Mulls EV, Fuel Cell Variants

April 13, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit is considering a range of electrification options for its flagship LS sedan.

Suzuki Drops Diesel Option in the U.K.

April 10, 2018 at 3:51 PM

Suzuki Motor Corp. says it will discontinue sales of its two diesel-powered models in England when current inventory runs out.

Carmakers Offer to Buy Back New Diesels Banned by German Cities

March 29, 2018 at 2:53 PM

BMW AG, Skoda and Volkswagen Group brands are offering to buy back new diesels they sell beginning next month if German cities later decide to ban the engines.

Maserati Adds 590-hp Variant to Levante SUV

March 29, 2018 at 11:54 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s Maserati unit took the wraps off the top-end Trofeo version of its Levante crossover/SUV this week at the New York auto show.

Toyota Fuel Cell Bus Bows in Japan

March 28, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has launched sales of the Sora fuel cell bus in Japan.

2019 Caddy CT6 Gets 550-hp V-Sport Edition

March 21, 2018 at 11:04 AM

General Motors Co. is adding a high-powered V-Sport variant to its CT6 sedan for the 2019 model year.

Hyundai Collects 700-Plus Preorders for Nexo Fuel-Cell Car

March 21, 2018 at 1:28 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it received 733 reservations for its Nexo fuel cell-powered SUV/crossover on the first day of preordering in South Korea.

Toyota Expands Use of Fuel Cell Forklifts at Japan Plant

March 16, 2018 at 12:04 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has adde 20 fuel cell-powered forklifts at its Motomachi Plant located in Toyota City, Japan.

VW May Extend Diesel Buyback Plan in Germany

March 12, 2018 at 11:21 AM

Volkswagen AG is pondering whether to extend a program in Germany that encourages owners of older diesels to trade in their vehicles on a new car.