2016 GM 1/2-Tons Getting 8-Speed Automatic
Rumors still abound but no one is actually spilling the beans
The rumor mill has it the 2016 GM full-size pickups will finally be getting a GM designed-and-built 8-speed automatic.
But it’s still just a rumor. Just as it was a couple years ago when rumors of an 8- or 10-speed coming for the trucks started circulating.
The new Corvette Stingray still has a GM 6-speed while the hot new Cadillac with the 420hp twin-turbo V-6 has an Aisin-sourced 8-speed.
So where does GM stand on the eight-speed automatics for the trucks? Where are they on the development of those 9- and 10-speed automatics with Ford?
Wards Auto insiders have an interesting take:
“General Motors still plans to bring an 8-speed automatic transmission to market after hooking up with Ford earlier this year for future 9- and 10-speed varieties, but don’t expect the long-awaited gearbox in its trucks and high-performance sports cars, as most industry watchers originally thought….READ MORE