US: BorgWarner supplies components for Hyundai 8-speed transmission
BorgWarner is to supply transmission components, including friction plates and roller one-way clutches, for Hyundai's new 8-speed automatic rear-wheel drive transmission.
Designed and assembled by Hyundai Powertech, the company's performance and R&D group, the new high-performance transmission features a multi-step design with a wide gear span.
The transmission will drive the recently-launched 4.6L Hyundai Equus, Hyundai Genesis and Kia Mohave, as well as the 3.8L Hyundai Genesis for the domestic Korean market.
"BorgWarner is pleased to produce components locally for this new transmission," said BorgWarner transmission systems president and general manager Robin Kendrick.
"We look forward to continuing our 20-year relationship with Hyundai and Kia and supporting their success as major global automotive manufacturers."
BorgWarner friction systems provide friction and efficiency characteristics for a wide range of clutch applications, including high-energy applications.
The company provides one-way clutch systems for transmission positions not requiring a wet friction clutch.