Powertrain

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.

2020 Chevy Silverado Diesel Gets 27 mpg

July 25, 2019 at 10:27 AM

General Motors says its new diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck will have a class-leading U.S. fuel efficiency rating of 27 mpg.

GM to Build Vette V-8 Engines in New York

July 24, 2019 at 2:48 PM

General Motors Co. will manufacture the 6.2-liter LT2 V-8 engine for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sports car at the company’s plant in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Hyundai Accent Gets More Efficient Powertrain

July 23, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s 2020 model Accent sedan features a powertrain that is 13% more fuel efficiency than the outgoing model.

Hyundai Drops Manual Gearbox on 2 Models

July 22, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. is discontinuing the 6-speed manual transmission option for the Elantra sedan and some variants of the Veloster Turbo sports coupe in the U.S.

Report: BMW to Supply Engines to JLR

July 19, 2019 at 4:33 PM

BMW AG is finalizing a deal to supply conventional piston engines to Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., sources tell Autocar.