Powertrain

Genesis to Drop V-8 Engines

May 20, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.'s Genesis luxury car unit will discontinue the 5.0-liter V-8 offered in its G80 and G90 luxury sedans.

Koenigsegg Readies Cheaper Supercar with Hybrid Power

May 17, 2019 at 11:06 AM

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB says it will unveil a “budget priced” $1 million hybrid-electric supercar next year.

Mini Revs Up Performance Models

May 15, 2019 at 4:29 PM

BMW AG’s Mini unit says its 2020 model John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman cars will be the brand’s most powerful models to date.

Powertrain Innovations from AAM

May 13, 2019 at 1:21 AM

American Axle & Manufacturing makes SUVs and crossovers significantly more efficient with its EcoTrac disconnecting all-wheel-drive system, says David Crecelius, director of product engineering-electrification.

Mazda Developing Inline-Six Engines

May 10, 2019 at 8:15 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is developing inline 6-cylinder diesel and homogeneous-charge-compression-ignition engines for fullsize rear-drive vehicles.

Ferrari to Stop Supplying Engines to Maserati

May 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Ferrari NV, which was spun off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in 2015, will stop supplying engines to former sibling Maserati within three years.

2020 Hyundai Accent Adds CVT Option

May 08, 2019 at 5:11 PM

Buyers of Hyundai Motor Co.’s 2020 model Accent compact car will be able to choose between a 6-speed manual transmission and a new continuously variable unit.

Engines Remain Key Part of Maserati’s Future

May 07, 2019 at 5:13 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Maserati unit is due to launch several electrified vehicles in coming years, but the brand remains committed to piston engines.

Chevy/GMC Crossovers Drop AWD Diesel Option

May 02, 2019 at 10:03 AM

General Motors Co. is discontinuing diesel-powered, all-wheel-drive variants of its Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain compact crossover vehicles for the 2020-model year.

Diesel’s Dominance in SUVs Wanes in India

May 01, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Carmakers say gasoline engines will rapidly replace diesels as the dominant power source for SUVs sold in India, The Economic Times reports.

Range Rover Gets New Engine, Adjustable Headlights

May 01, 2019 at 7:55 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is expanding the use of its new inline-six engine and mild-hybrid system to the Range Rover SUV.

Cummins to Review Tests for Diesels Sold to FCA

May 01, 2019 at 12:03 AM

Diesel maker Cummins Inc. says it has agreed to review its emission test procedures for engines supplied for heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks made in the U.S. by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.