New Allison Transmission on the way!
We’re always interested to see what is up and coming for the world of heavy duty truck parts, especially ones that we know the people of HeavyTruckParts.net will be looking at. Here’s a new transmission coming from Allison in 2020 that will be in line with new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, taking the world of truck parts to a greener future.
September 27, 2017
Allison Transmission announced it will release a nine-speed fully automatic transmission for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle markets around the globe by 2020, ahead of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Phase 2 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.
The new transmission is the successor to Allison’s 2000 Series six-speed automatic transmission and uses the same interface as its predecessor. According to Randy Kirk, Allison’s senior vice president of product engineering and product teams, says the new Allison 9-Speed can achieve 7 percent greater fuel efficiency than Allison’s base six-speed model.
The control system builds on Allison’s xFE (Extra Fuel Economy) and FuelSense 2.0 with DynActive shifting features, “incorporating learning algorithms to establish new benchmarks and finding a balance between fuel economy and performance,” said Kirk.
The Allison 9-Speed features a deep first gear ratio to allow the engine to run at lower speeds sooner to improve fuel savings and a torque converter lock-up in first gear. A new engine stop-start system provides immediate transmission engagement and vehicle hold while the engine is restarted. The new transmission is aimed specifically at Class 3-7 commercial vehicles, particularly in distribution, rental/lease and school bus segments, said Kirk.