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    Official: 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot get available PowerTech six-speed auto, modest changes
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    The 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot are here, and as expected, the big news is the availability of a six-speed automatic transmission on certain models. The transmission, sourced from PowerTech (a subsidiary of Hyundai) will attempt to address the noise, vibration and harshness issues suffered by ...

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    Report: Hyundai says dual-clutch gearboxes fit brand's character better than CVTs
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    Hyundai officials are not afraid to make their views known on prevailing technologies, standing by their choices and criticizing the alternatives. Previously, the Korean automaker's fuel cell boss told reporters that EV makers "jumped the gun." Now comes word that Hyundai is sticking by ...

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    Report: Toyota planning 2.0T, more CVTs among other powertrain developments
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    Aside from its hybrid technology, Toyota has fallen behind the competition in terms of vehicle powertrains which could leave popular cars like the Toyota Camry and Toyota RAV4 lagging behind the competition. While most of its rivals have started using gasoline direct injection, turbochargers and ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Sentra priced from $14,848*
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    It has been five years since the last major redesign of the Nissan Sentra. Nissan showed the world its new, elegant design just over a month ago, and now we have been clued into the Sentra's pricing in Canada. Anyone looking to get their hands on a 2013 Nissan Sentra, in base "S 6MT" trim, ...

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    Report: Honda Accord, Fit and Pilot to receive Dreamy new engines, CVTs
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    Honda is set to unveil its new "Earth Dreams" family of engines, and while the lineup will make its debut in the all-new Accord, the more efficient powertrains are poised to spread throughout the lineup. According to an Automotive News report, the direct-injected, dual overhead cam ...

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    Report: CVTs expected to more than double in popularity
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    Belts and pulleys will continue to replace traditional gears in the coming years as more carmakers turn to Continuously Variable Transmissions to suck the fun out of future machines increase fuel economy. According to a new Automotive News report, by the numbers, about one per cent of new ...

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    Review: 2013 Infiniti JX35 [w/video]
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    Big Luxury That's Long On Looks Three-row crossovers are a bit like accounting departments in that every automaker has one, and there isn't much else about them that's exciting. But while most every automaker offers a crossover with seating for seven or eight, there surprisingly aren't many ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Nissan Altima
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    38 Special 2,500 rpm in a family sedan traditionally isn't a whole lot to get excited about. In fact, it's generally closer to idle speed than anything offering the possibility of real entertainment. But each and every one of those 2,500 revolutions in this 2013 Nissan Altima offers a frisson of ...

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    Featured: The Automatic transmission: A brief history
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    The manual transmission is not long for this world, much to the consternation of the "driving aficionado." As evidence, consider that the take rate for manual transmissions for all Lamborghini models - among the most extreme super-sports cars on the planet, mind you - is a measly 1 to 2 per ...

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    Featured: Nissan shows us its new and improved Continuously Variable Transmission
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    Finally, A CVT That Doesn't Suck Continuously variable transmissions have been the bane of our enthusiast existence since... well... forever. An endless, droning tone coupled with the dreaded "rubber band" effect has relegated the gearboxes to rolling appliances and miserable fuel misers – ...

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