It has recently been confirmed by Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik that the automaker will be supplying Chrysler with the six-speed automatic transmissions for the upcoming Dodge Dart.
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Given that the 2.0 and 2.4 liter engines the Dart uses are the same displacement as those used in the Hyundai Sonata, it may have been an easy move for the brand to use the Hyundai transmission. While it is unclear what may have sparked the decision, fuel economy could certainly be a large contributing factor since the four-speed transmissions previously coupled to the original motors would not have been very efficient.
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Even though Hyundai has confirmed the move, Chrysler has yet to comment on anything, and there are no details on the selection as of yet.
– By: Alexandra Koken