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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.

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Production of Honda’s new 10-speed AT begins in Georgia

Honda has begun production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia in the USA.

The OEM has also invested nearly US$150m in two US manufacturing plants for production of the system, which will be the industry’s first 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

That includes US$100m for a new assembly line, production modifications at HPPG and an additional US$49m to provide new equipment and increased production capacity at Honda Transmission Mfg. of America in Russells Point, Ohio.

The new 10AT features a low-friction design that is said to deliver impressive driveability. It will appear first in upper grades of the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan and will be applied to additional light-truck and car models in the future.

Written by John O'Brien

8 March 2017


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