Automotive Supply Side

This zone covers the products—from spark plugs to transmissions—developed by automotive suppliers.

BMW Charges Owners for Apple CarPlay Interface

July 25, 2019 at 11:56 AM

Contrary to other carmakers, which offer Apple and Android smartphone interfaces for free, BMW AG is charging vehicle owners for Apple CarPlay.

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2020 Chevy Silverado Diesel Gets 27 mpg

July 25, 2019 at 10:27 AM

General Motors says its new diesel-powered Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck will have a class-leading U.S. fuel efficiency rating of 27 mpg.

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GM to Build Vette V-8 Engines in New York

July 24, 2019 at 2:48 PM

General Motors Co. will manufacture the 6.2-liter LT2 V-8 engine for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sports car at the company’s plant in Tonawanda, N.Y.

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Hyundai Accent Gets More Efficient Powertrain

July 23, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Hyundai Motor Co.’s 2020 model Accent sedan features a powertrain that is 13% more fuel efficiency than the outgoing model.

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Hyundai Drops Manual Gearbox on 2 Models

July 22, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. is discontinuing the 6-speed manual transmission option for the Elantra sedan and some variants of the Veloster Turbo sports coupe in the U.S.

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Report: BMW to Supply Engines to JLR

July 19, 2019 at 4:33 PM

BMW AG is finalizing a deal to supply conventional piston engines to Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., sources tell Autocar.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Long Time Coming

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 18, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Yes, the 8th generation Corvette is red-hot

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Senators Urge Probe of Ford Dual-Clutch Transmissions

July 17, 2019 at 1:57 AM

Two U.S. senators are urging a safety probe into allegations that some Ford Motor Co. transmissions jerk and/or drop out of gear.

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VW Touts More Efficient 6-Speed Manual Gearbox

July 16, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Volkswagen AG says its new 6-speed manual transmission can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as five grams per km, depending on the engine.

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The Sounds in Polestar

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 16, 2019 at 1:19 PM

Innovative audio for the forthcoming electric car

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI S

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A sporty(ish) sedan from VW, including an increasingly rare manual gearbox

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No Diesel for Ford Transit Connect Van

July 10, 2019 at 4:13 PM

Ford Motor Co. has decided not to offer a diesel variant in the U.S. for its Transit Connect midsize van, Car and Driver reports.

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