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The new Peugeot 308 will be the first model to receive a new generation of six-speed automatic gearboxes
Steve Cropley Autocar
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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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Mr.Zardari 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 )

Jimbbobw1977 27 September 2012


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

coolboy 27 September 2012



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