Kia unveils new eight-speed automatic
Kia has announced details of its new eight-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel drive models.
Developed in-house, the transmission occupies the same space as a conventional six-speed automatic transmission – enabling its use in new and existing models – and weighs 3.5 kg less.
The new front-wheel drive 8AT will make its global debut in the 2017 Cadenza – which is not being sold in the UK – but will also be rolled out in a number of mid-sized and larger front-wheel drive models.
The brand added that it will also provide a stepping stone to the development of future advanced transmissions.