Matt Ford Awaits Development of Nine and 10-Speed Transmissions

Ford and GM have entered a partnership to develop nine and 10-speed automatic transmissions. This advanced technology is eagerly awaited at Matt Ford Sales in Kansas City, MO.

Online PR News – 22-April-2013 – Kansas City, MO – Ford and General Motors have joined in a partnership under which both companies will work together to develop nine and 10-speed automatic transmission advanced-technology for use in cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks. Once developed, this technology will roll out on the market at dealerships including Matt Ford Sales in Kansas City, MO.

By working collaboratively, Ford and GM will be able to design, develop, engineer, test and deliver new transmissions faster and more efficiently than working separately.

“Engineering teams from GM and Ford have already started initial design work on these new transmissions,” said Jim Lanzon, GM vice president of global transmission engineering. “We expect these new transmissions to raise the standard of technology, performance and quality for our customers while helping drive fuel economy improvements into both companies’ future product portfolios.”

This is the third time that Ford and GM have partnered in the area of transmissions. Past efforts allowed the companies to develop durable, high-quality six-speed front-wheel-drive transmissions that are now in over 8 million cars around the world.

“With the jointly developed six-speed automatics we have in production today, we’ve already proven that Ford and GM transmission engineers work extremely well together,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president of powertrain engineering. “Our front-wheel-drive transmissions have exceeded expectations and there is every reason to believe we will have the same success with these all-new transmissions.”

The nine and 10-speed transmissions will be built in both front and rear-wheel drive options. The higher speed transmissions will increase fuel economy while also improving performance.

Stay up-to-date with the latest Ford technology with Kansas City, MO Ford dealer, Matt Ford Sales. To see the full 2013 Ford lineup, visit Matt Ford online at or call (888)229-5268.

About Matt Ford Sales
Located in Buckner, MO, the employees at Matt Ford Sales are devoted to providing customers with what has always set Matt Ford Sales apart: superior customer service. Offering a range of new, used, and certified Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs, Matt Ford Sales strives to provide all customers with what they are looking for. In addition to the great sales staff, Matt Ford Sales employees Blue Oval Certified technicians in the Ford service department, who are dedicated to keeping vehicles running at peak performance. Matt Ford Sales happily serves Kansas City and surrounding areas, such as Independence, Blue Springs, Raytown, and Lees Summit.