Powertrain

Coming Attractions: Electric Vehicle Plants

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 14, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Volkswagen will build electric vehicles in Tennessee and Tesla in Germany. Just a normal week in the auto industry.

2019 Honda Passport Elite AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Bigger than a CR-V and just slightly smaller than the Pilot, Honda adds another SUV to the lineup

Additive Manufacturing, Fuel Cells & More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Carbon’s CEO talks advanced manufacturing and a Hyundai VP explains the application of hydrogen power for vehicles

Electric Mustang Revealed! (No, Not That One)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 05, 2019 at 3:21 PM

Ford is going toward electric vehicles in a big way. And this is one that is really fast, to boot, although at this point, at least, it is just a concept

Engineering the 2020 Escape

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 05, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Key factors leading to the all-new generation of the crossover.

Engineering the 2020 GMC Sierra HD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 05, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Tim Herrick and his team create a no-compromise vehicle for people who like to do things like tow trailers that make tiny houses look, well, really small

Infiniti’s Electric Approach

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 05, 2019 at 6:00 AM

As Infiniti moves into the future, it has devised a powertrain setup that will bring more drivers to an electrified future.

Uniti One: Another Scandinavian EV

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 05, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Remember the Th!nk City car? Probably not.

Magna Wins Mega BMW Transmission Order

October 31, 2019 at 9:58 AM

Magna International Inc. says it has received a long-term contract from BMW AG to supply dual-clutch transmissions for 150 of the carmaker’s model variants.

Transmissions for German OEMs

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 31, 2019 at 8:46 AM

There is hope for the manual—but hybrids are gaining more traction.

Mopar Moves Forward with 1,000-hp Crate Engine

October 30, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Mopar unit will begin offering its $30,000 “Hellephant” crate engine by year-end after the program was delayed several months to fix quality problems. 

Eaton Helps the Shelby GT500 Breathe. Really Breathe.

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM

This engine produces 760 hp. It gets more than a bit of a boost via a supercharger.