Powertrain

Nissan GT-R Gets Performance Boost

August 30, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is giving its GT-R sports car a mid-cycle upgrade that includes new turbochargers and improved handling.

VW Debuts Dual SCR Diesel Emissions Tech

August 30, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Volkswagen AG is introducing a twin-dosing selective catalytic reduction technology to reduce lower nitrogen oxide emissions in diesel-powered cars by as much as 80%. 

GM Begins Shipping Diesel Pickups

August 27, 2019 at 2:28 PM

General Motors Co. has finally begun shipping diesel-powered variants of its 2020 model Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 fullsize pickup trucks to U.S. dealers.

New V-8 on Tap for Ford F-150 Truck?

August 26, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Ford Motor Co.'s next-generation F-150 pickup truck will replace the current 5.0-liter “Coyote” V-8 engine option with a 4.8-liter unit that is more powerful and more efficient.

Hyundai Touts Improved Hybrid Transmission Tech

August 21, 2019 at 4:09 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it has developed new transmission control software that will enable faster and smoother shifts in hybrid-electric vehicles.

Honda Civic Expands Manual Gearbox Availability

August 16, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Bucking the trend to abolish manual gearboxes in the U.S., Honda Motor Co. is adding an optional 6-speed manual for the Sport Touring version of the 2020  model Civic hatchback.  

Diesel Market Share Skids to 14% in India

August 16, 2019 at 2:09 AM

Diesel sales captured 14% of India’s passenger car market in April-June, down from a peak of 47% seven years ago.

Researchers Apply Jet Ignition Tech to Cars

August 13, 2019 at 11:34 AM

Researchers at Purdue University are working to adapt a “pre-chamber” ignition technology used in jet airplanes to passenger vehicles.

Survey: Electrified Powertrains to Dominate U.S. Market by 2030

August 06, 2019 at 9:12 AM

Alternatives to traditional piston power will propel 45% of new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2025 and 65% by 2030, says the latest Automotive Futures Powertrain Survey.

Next-Gen IndyCar Engines Get Electric Boost

August 02, 2019 at 3:39 PM

The American IndyCar Series plans to introduce a hybrid powertrain system for the 2022 season.

Ford Powers Up Super Duty Pickups

August 01, 2019 at 9:23 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s all-new 7.3-liter V-8 engine in the 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickup truck kicks out 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque, which the carmaker boasts is best-in-class for a gasoline engine.

Toyota to Use Mazda HCCI Engine?

July 31, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. will supply a version of its SkyActiv-X engine, which combines attributes of gasoline and diesel units, to Toyota Motor Corp., BestCar reports.