The new Peugeot 308 will be the first model to receive a new generation of six-speed automatic gearboxes
Steve Cropley Autocar
27 September 2012

Peugeot engineering chief Laurent Blanchet has revealed PSA will drop unpopular automated manual gearboxes from its car range. The firm will replace the aging transmissions with a range of new, six-speed, high efficiency automatics.

Speaking at the Paris motor show, Blanchet said the current gearboxes will still be offered for the next two to three years. The new gearboxes are likely to be supplied by PSA's preferred transmission partner, Aisin. 

The next-generation Peugeot 308 will be the first model to feature the new gearbox.

The old 'nodding dog' automated manuals were so unpopular with engineers, says Blanchet, that some lobbied to launch new cars with manual gearboxes only.

Blanchet believes the new high efficiency autos will concede very little fuel consumption to normal manuals.

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27 September 2012

....  that Peugeot still have engineers with passion and good sense within the company, even if their marketing department ends up getting their own way.

I am surprised they haven't gone down the twin clutch route though with their new boxes.  I know they are not the be all and end all (and are also more expensive) but it does seem to be they way the automotive world is moving.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

27 September 2012

TegTypeR wrote:

I am surprised they haven't gone down the twin clutch route though with their new boxes.  

Last i heard about this new box it was a dual clutch. It got delayed because of PSA and GMs agreement/alliance/botchedmarriage/whateveritis. Apparently GM also has a new gen of automatics coming up, and developing the two seemed too make little sense... untill now. Seeing as GM isn't mentioned, i guess PSA is going at it alone again.

Just hope the Picasso is available with it when it comes out also ( i thought the Picasso would come out before the 308 II )

 

 

27 September 2012

 

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27 September 2012

Its time that the long throw horrible 5 speed box was also overhauled...

29 September 2012

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Just hope the Picasso is available with it when it comes out also ( i thought the Picasso would come out before the 308 II )

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