Powertrain

Denso Touts Improved Alternator Diode

May 24, 2019 at 8:11 AM

Denso Corp. and partner Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Ltd. have developed a new diode technology that they say can improve an alternator’s power generation efficiency by 6%.

Toyota Expects Price Parity on Fuel Cell Cars by 2029

May 22, 2019 at 2:43 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. predicts fuel cell-powered cars will cost no more than hybrids within 10 years.

Ferrari Revs Up Hybrid Supercar

May 22, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Ferrari NV’s upcoming hybrid-electric supercar will generate about 1,000 hp and accelerate from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in two seconds, reports Auto Motor und Sport.

GM Delays New Diesel Until 2020 Model Year

May 22, 2019 at 1:01 AM

Delays in certification have prompted General Motors Co. to delay the U.S. debut of a new 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine until the 2020 model year.

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.