Geely Shows Self-Developed Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

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The lack of independently-develped automatic transmissions has been a major problem for all Chinese manufacturers. Now, Geely, instead of using parts from other manufacturers, have developed their own six-speed autobox - a major landmark for the manufacturer, and, in fact, all Chinese automakers.
Following reports that VW’s transmissions aren’t doing too well in China, it’s good to see that ‘new’ automakers are investing in R&D and not just stagnating and copying. The new gearbox will equip most of Geely’s line-up of cars and will be available as an optional extra.

Apart from the new gearbox, Geely are also developing their very own turbocharged engine technology - an endeavor which is set to bare fruits by the end of this year, as the new engine will debut in the Englon SC5-RV (small city car). Also, they are developing stuff like tire pressure sensors and their very own safety systems.

Some have suggested that there is, in fact, a Swedish hand behind all this progress, as Geely is being pushed along by its (now) puppet-automaker Volvo. They seem to have taken full advantage of the acquisition of the Swedish brand.

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