Chevrolet’s Nine-Speed Transmission to Arrive 2017
General Motors and Ford announced their plan to team up to create two incredibly advanced transmissions nearly four years ago. Earlier this year, we saw the first of the two transmission hit roadways in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Now, it has been that Chevrolet’s Nine-Speed Transmission will arrive on some of the most popular Chevrolet models in the coming year.
The new nine-speed transmission will debut in the brand’s most popular models. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu will feature the new transmission mated to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Cruze will follow suit with the new 1.6-liter diesel engine. Finally, the 2018 Equinox, set for release in the second half of 2017, will also be available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine powertrain.
Chevrolet’s nine-speed transmission is just one of the two advanced transmissions releasing in Ford and General Motors vehicles. The American automakers debuted the 10-speed transmission, created for rear-wheel drive vehicles like the Camaro ZL1, and trucks earlier this year.
Both transmissions are set to increase fuel economy across the board by at least two percent. The new Malibu, for example, boasts an EPA-estimated 33 hwy mpg, a three percent increase over the previous model.
We here at Carter Chevrolet are happy to see more efficient and advanced transmissions making their way to mass-market vehicles!