Toledo-built transmission ready to roll

GM says 8-speed automatic available for 2015 Corvette line

BY TYREL LINKHORN
BLADE BUSINESS WRITER


Beginning with the 2015 model, all Chevrolet Corvettes will be available with General Motors Co.’s new eight-speed automatic transmission that is built in Toledo.

Though long expected, the company hasn’t yet said publicly that it would use the eight-speed across the Corvette line. At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, officials said the high-performance 2015 Corvette Z06 would be available with the eight-speed.

The company will officially announce today that the transmission will be optional in the 2015 Corvette Stingray.

“Corvette Stingray’s new eight-speed automatic delivers the comfort and drivability of a true automatic transmission, as well as lightning-fast shifts and the manual control that enhance the performance-driving experience,” Bill Goodrich, assistant chief engineer for eight-speed automatic transmissions, said in a statement.

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