Ford, GM Join Forces to Develop 9- and 10-Speed Transmissions

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Detroit rival automakers Ford and General Motors have signed an agreement to jointly develop an all-new generation of nine and ten-speed automatic transmissions for cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks.
According to a press release issued by the two companies, the new advanced-technology transmissions will be built in both front and rear-wheel-drive variants and are said to improve performance and increase fuel efficiency.

"Engineering teams from GM and Ford have already started initial design work on these new transmissions," said Jim Lanzon, GM vice president of global transmission engineering. "We expect these new transmissions to raise the standard of technology, performance and quality for our customers while helping drive fuel economy improvements into both companies' future product portfolios."

The new agreement marks the third collaboration between the two manufacturers in the past decade. Ford and General Motors have already developed six-speed automatics together.

Further details and vehicle application for the new transmissions will be released before the products will be launched.
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