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RSS Official: Ford, GM to collaborate on 9- and 10-speed transmissions

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Back in October, there were reports that General Motors and Ford Motor Company were hard at work co-developing new nine- and ten-speed automatic transmissions, and now both automakers have confirmed this joint operation. While there are no specific vehicles mentioned to receive either transmission, a collaborative press release issued by GM and Ford mention that the transmission will be designed for front- and rear-wheel-drive cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs.

These aren't the first powertrain components developed jointly between these cross-town rivals, either. The six-speed automatic currently used in vehicles like the Ford Edge, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Equinox was engineered in a similar fashion. As is the case with this existing transmission, both automakers will assist in the design, development and testing of the new transmissions, but each will build its own units in its own factories. Scroll down for the official press release.

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Ford, GM to collaborate on 9- and 10-speed transmissions originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Frosty

I happened to be at the Ypsialnti Willow Run plant when the 6-speed transmission joint venture was announced. It was a big deal back then. This will be too.


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Ringo64

I still can't get over an 8-speed trans... let alone a 9 or 10

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