Chrysler to invest and hire in central Indiana to make more transmissions

by Brent Snavely
Detroit Free Press
December 18, 2012

Chrysler plans to invest up to $374 million and potentially hire 1,250 workers in central Indiana to make more eight-speed and nine-speed transmissions for cars and trucks…

The transmissions, developed in a failed joint venture with German supplier Getrag, typically improve the fuel efficiency of Chrysler’s vehicles by 10% from the model they replace and are an important tool for meeting more stringent government fuel economy standards by 2016.

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