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Geely Shows Self-Developed Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

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.
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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.

Story via autonews.gasgoo.com

 

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