The British based automaker Land Rover has recently announced its plans to introduce the new nine-speed automatic transmission next week, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
According to the car company, the brand new 9-speed automatic transmission has been developed by the transmission specialists at ZF in collaboration with Land Rover and it has been specifically designed for transverse applications. Land Rover says that despite the transmission offering more gears, it’s only 6 mm (0.23 inches) linger and it’s actually 7.5 kg (16.5 pounds) lighter than the outgoing six-speed gearbox which it will replace.
“We are extremely excited about the 9HP which has been tailored exactly to dovetail with the unique attributes of our vehicles. It will add another layer of performance, refinement and efficiency, further enhancing Land Rover’s world class abilities”, said the Land Rover global brand director, John Edwards.
Land Rover says that with the increased number of gears, the fuel efficiency becomes significantly better and this is also helping the CO2 emissions. The new 9-speed ZF automatic transmission will be presented on a Range Rover Evoque. Additional details on it remain unknown for the moment and will probably be announced during the Swiss automotive event.
Source: Land Rover