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Chrysler and Getrag are teaming up to build a transmission plant in Indiana, at a cost of around $530 million. The production center, set to open in 2009, will produce approximately 700,000 dual-clutch transmissions annually in Tipton, Indiana.
The new plant will employ about 1,000 Chrysler workers, all under the watchful eye of Getrag execs.

No details about the new gearbox, or its applications, were available, but with production expected to reach 700k a year, we'd expect the new DSG to populate the majority of Chrysler's offerings.

[Source: Reuters]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh, I see what your saying. *sigh* sorry, I misunderstood your post. No, not so happy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like DSG will replace conventional automatics with torque converters.
      I suppose it will even cut into manual transmissions if not completely replacing them too.
      DSG is supposedly cheaper to produce than a conventional automatic transmission.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Could this be the plant that produces the DSG-style transmission for the new Evo X (SST) and M3 (M DCT)? Getrag is supposed to be the supplier for both. Also, we know that Mitsu is using the Caliber platform for the X. Chrysler -> Dodge -> Mitsubishi? Seems to be a lot of sharing going on here. Hopefully these Getrag dual clutch transmissions will be strong enough to handle higher torque numbers than the BorgWarner DSGs. (Aside from the Veyron DSG, but that can hardly be counted as a production part.)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Could be a great option in whatever they replace the LX cars with, id love a big hemi sedan i can shift myself(more or less).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh man! I havn't purchased an SRT-8 Magnum strictly because of it's lack of a manual transmission. A DSG is still no manual in terms of fun, but I would at least not be compromising performance. I can't wait!
        • 8 Years Ago
        So... You won't be too happy if I tell you that the Chrysler DCT will be installed in minivans, FWD crossover utility vehicles, and those dashing mid-sized crowdpleasers, Sebring and Avenger.
        • 8 Years Ago
        That's great that they'll be implementing it everywhere, heck if I were in the market for a minivan today, I would be out of luck with the exception of the Mazda 5 (which admittedly is a nice car)
      • 8 Years Ago

      So it is not just the Japanese who are building new plants in America.