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Honda details the production process behind the industry's first FWD 10-speed automatic transmission

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Introduced to the US market in 2017 with the launch of the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) was the first Honda plant in the world to produce the new 10-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Jaguar details the technology behind the I-Pace

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Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

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As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


Denso selects Mexico for new HVAC plant

Denso Corporation today announced that it intends to build an additional plant in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. The new facility will help the Japanese Tier 1 to expand its business in the country and meet the growing needs of its North American customers who are ramping up their operations in the region. The plant will manufacture HVAC units, but Denso has already said that it will consider producing additional products at the new site in the future.

Denso’s investment in the new facility will total US$57 million, and the company expects to employ more than 400 people by 2015. Construction of the 25,600 square meter facility will begin in March, and production is set to start in October 2013.

“Building this new plant in central Mexico means that we can manufacture and supply products in close proximity to our customers in the region, and it solidifies our manufacturing footprint in Mexico,” said Hikaru Sugi, president and CEO of Denso International America. “Mexico is a growing market, and this is an opportunity for us to strengthen our competitiveness and our global leadership position in the manufacture and sales of thermal products.”

This will be the third plant for Denso in Mexico, which also has a facility in Guadalupe City, Nuevo Leonstate. Denso currently manufactures a variety of automotive products at its two existing plants, including instrument clusters, climate control panels, and system control components such as variable cam timing and oil control valves.

25 January 2012


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