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    Report: GM considering CVTs for small cars

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    General Motors is considering the introduction of continuously variable transmissions in its next round of small cars in an effort to improve fuel efficiency. According to a report from Automotive News, the Chevrolet Cruze is ...

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    2011 Nissan Juke details, specs spilled ahead of New York intro *Updated w/video

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    Nissan's new-for-2011 Juke is set to make its North American debut at tomorrow's New York Auto Show, and the small crossover's polarizing moon-buggy styling is sure to set tongues wagging, just as it did during its global premiere at ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Subaru Hybrid Tourer concept previews Fuji Heavy's new design language

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    The Subaru Hybrid Tourer is sharp-nosed and an all-out sharp piece of car. The car's flat floor hides two electric motors, one aft that powers the car in low-speed acceleration and assists with acceleration, and one up front connected ...

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    New CVT coming from Nissan and JATCO with auxiliary gearbox

    Nissan and JATCO have just announced a new continuously variable transmission that features a wider ratio spread than any previous example of the type. The maximum spread from low to high in the past has been 6:1 but Nissan/JATCO have expanded that range to 7.3:1 facilitating better fuel ...

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    Subaru developing CVT for all models

    CVT transmissions definitely aren't new, but high gas prices have thrust the once unreliable continuously variable trannies back into the powertrain equation. Chrysler uses the CVT in a few of its products, Mitsubishi added the tranny to the new Lancer, and Nissan has begun using the CVT in the ...

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    First review of Nissan Altima Coupe calls it "best" of FWD two-doors

    At first blush, the Altima coupe sounds like a Japanese Monte Carlo -- firmly midsized, front drive, fast roofline -- but that's where the similarities end. Inside Line put an Altima coupe with the lusty 270 HP V6 under the microscope and proclaimed it the best of the field. While the performance ...

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    Subaru may mate boxer diesel to CVT

    The folks over at the North American Subaru Impreza Owner's Club (NASIOC) were kind enough to post a translated article from Yahoo! News that outlines the future use of CVTs by Subaru.According to the article, Subaru is currently developing a CVT to be used in conjunction with their new boxer ...

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    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer revealed

    UPDATE: Press release posted after the jump. Full specs included. var digg_url = ''; Edmunds' Straightline just went on a late night assault, revealing pictures of the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The debut is well ahead of the car's official ...

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    Low-cost dual-clutch tranny, on the way

    Dual-clutch transmissions are viewed as an improvement over current automatic and auto-manual transmission technologies. Here in the US, we tend to look at the use of the technology by VW as a performance enhancement, primarily. It is a marriage of the directness of a manual transmission with the ...

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    Caliber selling out abroad

    Not only is the Caliber tough to find on dealer lots in the United States, but it's also selling out in Europe as well. According to AutoWeek, Dodge woefully underestimated European demand for its hatchback replacement for the Neon, causing dealers in Europe to put people on a waiting list in ...

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    2008 Toyota Corolla images surface

    Although the new Corolla won't be seen for another two years, a couple of graining photos showed up yesterday which foretell the future of Toyota's "compact" sedan. The styling is obviously influenced by the Yaris, with a few cues swiped from the current Camry to add some family resemblance. We ...

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    Torvec targets medium-duty market with new infinitely-variable transmission

    Conventional wisdom says that continuously- or infinitely-variable transmissions (CVT and IVT, respectively) are destined to toil away under the hoods of compact cars, but Torvec is having none of it. The manufacturer recently installed its hydraulic-based IVT behind the Cummins turbodiesel of a ...

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    Mitsubishi to offer CVT for first time in U.S.

    The next Mitsubishi Lancer will be the first vehicle from the company to be offered with a continuously variable transmission when it goes on sale next March. The CVT will be paired with a 2.4L version of the World Engine that Mitsubishi helped develop in conjunction with Hyundai and Daimler ...

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    Nissan announces 2007 Maxima pricing

    $28,050. That's the price of entry for Nissan's new-for-2007 Maxima. That coin will get buyers a Max in base 3.5 SE spec, which includes the automaker's evergreen VQ engine, good here for 255 horsepower, tied to the company's Xtronic CVT transmission with manual override. The six-speed manual ...

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    New York Auto Show: Nissan's ultimate expression of the Altima

    This is the fourth generation Altima from Nissan and it looks to build on the sales strength of the popular third generation model. All new for ’07, the Altima is based on Nissan’s new D platform and has a shorter wheelbase and length than the previous model, though retains its ample ...

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    Nissan revises down Versa fuel economy

    In a short-but-sweet press release Nissan announced that it is revising downward the estimated EPA combined city/highway gas mileage for its Xtronic CVT-equipped Versa sub-compact. The original estimate was 38 mpg, which has now fallen to 33 mpg. Nissan offered no explanation for the adjustment. ...


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