Autoweek's sources say Chery would use the 4-speed in Chrysler's China-built car. Chery, in its pursuit of international exports, would gain transmission-building technology, while Chrysler would use the extra cash to develop a dual-clutch assembly line.
According to Chrysler's Web site, their Kokomo plant produces several transmissions, but only four 4-speed automatics: the 40TE (used in PT Cruisers, Chrysler minivans, and last gen Sebring), the 41TE (PT Turbo, Pacifica, and last gen Sebring), the 40TES (2008 Avenger, 2007 Sebring), and the 41TES (2008 Avenger, 2007 Sebring). Which line from the plant is up for sale isn't known exactly.
Kokomo Transmission Plant
2401 South Reed Road
Kokomo, Indiana 46904
3.1 Million Square Feet
Total Side Area
110 Acre Site with Casting Plant
Transmissions - 62TE (FWD) - 42RLE (RWD) - 42RE (RWD) - 40TE (FWD) - 41TE (FWD) - 40TES/41TES (FWD) - 62TE
32,000 Hours (2005)
Transmission plant completed and production began in 1956. There have been 12 expansions since then.