Chevy nine-speed automatic transmission
Chevrolet vehicles are well-known to Don Wheaton customers as some of the most technically advanced in each class of the automotive industry in which they reside. While features like a high-speed Wi-Fi mobile hotspot and smartphone integration are incredible, these aren’t the only places where Chevy technology is making headlines. Recently, the automaker announced that the 2017 Chevy Malibu will be its first model to be the home of the new Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic transmission. Chevy also announced that the new gear changer will be available on the 2017 Cruze Diesel and 2018 Equionx, compact crossover SUV.
What engines will have the Chevy nine-speed transmission?
Within the 2017 Malibu offerings, the new Chevy nine-speed automatic transmission will be paired with the turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. Right off the bat, the new transmission should allow drivers to achieve in the neighborhood of 7.1 L/100 km for fuel consumption scores. This is a three percent increase over 2016 models of the Chevy Malibu which offered an eight-speed automatic transmission.
“In addition to improved fuel efficiency, the 9T50 offers a strong overall balance of performance and refinement that customers will feel at all driving speeds,” Dan Nicholson, vice president, Global Propulsion Systems said in a press release. “By the end of 2017, Chevrolet will offer four models with the new nine-speed.”
Chevy engineers did more than just jam more gears together and attach the whole works to the engine. The nine-speed automatic features a wider overall gear ration which allows for a very pleasing balance between off-the-line acceleration while still maintaining world class fuel-economy. Furthermore, the nine-speed gear changer continues to support start/stop technology which shuts down the engine to prevent fuel from being burned when it doesn’t have to be burned.
More technology available with the 2017 Malibu
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Not only will the Chevy nine-speed transmission help save fuel, but can also help save on brakes. By using the new selectable one-way clutch, the mechanics of the engine can hold a properly equipped Chevy Malibu on a hill or slow the sedan down when going down a grade.
If you would like to learn more about the Chevy nine-speed automatic transmission before it debuts, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.