GM to produce Allison 10-speed transmission for Chevrolet Silverado
2500/3500 HD trucks
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2018--
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN), the largest global
provider of commercial duty fully automatic transmissions, announced
today, along with Chevrolet, the availability of a 10-speed, fully
automatic transmission in the new Class 2/3, 2020 Silverado 2500/3500 HD
trucks. Equipped with the Allison branded 10-speed transmission, the
2020 Silverado HD will debut in February 2019.
“We built the new 2020 Silverado HD with more differentiation than ever
before, to meet the needs and priorities of our customers,” said Jaclyn
McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “By offering the new Allison
10-speed, tested and validated in partnership with Allison Transmission,
each transmission will deliver the legendary quality and durability that
customers have come to expect.
The Allison branded automatic transmission, manufactured by General
Motors, combines enhanced performance and fuel economy, greater
operational flexibility, and improved driver comfort and control, with
an industry-leading reputation for uptime and reliability. Designed for
high-performance and low-maintenance, the Allison 10-speed coupled with
Chevrolet’s Duramax diesel engines provide the superior power delivery
and productivity customers demand.
“We are pleased that General Motors continues to expand the range of
Allison products available for their customers with the 2020 Silverado
HD,” said Randy Kirk, senior vice president Product Engineering and
Program Management, Allison Transmission. “Allison Transmission and GM
have a long history of collaboration and innovation. Recently, Allison
Transmission announced production of the 6-speed fully automatic
transmission, designed for Chevrolet’s Silverado 4500 HD, 5500 HD and
6500 HD medium-duty trucks.”
The 6-speed fully automatic transmission, manufactured by Allison
Transmission, is the exclusive, commercial-duty transmission for
Silverado chassis cab medium-duty commercial trucks.
“General Motors and Allison Transmission engineers have worked closely
to provide optimal integration and help drive Chevrolet’s
hardest-working trucks since the 1950s. As a company, we are dedicated
to engineering and manufacturing the most productive and reliable
transmissions that improve the way our customers work,” said John Coll,
senior vice president Global Marketing, Sales and Service, Allison
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world's largest manufacturer of
fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial
vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses.
Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including
refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and
energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis,
Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. With a
market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional
headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing
facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has
approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations
worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.
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Source: Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.
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