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Aussie Built Six Speed Automatic Gives SsangYong Sports Some True Blue DNA

February 22nd, 2008

SsangYong's Sports Dual Cab Utility is the first vehicle in the world to be fitted with a new Australian designed and built six-speed automatic transmission.

The Aussie developed six speed designed and produced by Albury based company Drivetrain Systems International (DSI) gives the SsangYong dual cab more Australian made content than any other dual cab ute on the market in this country.

DSI's innovation and clever engineering in this locally made driveline solution was several years in development and has resulted in an Engineering Excellence Award for Innovations and Inventions.

According to SsangYong Motors Australasia managing director Russell Burling the DSI sourced six-speed auto is a valuable addition to the Sports Dual Cab further enhancing its performance and driveability.

“This is a really innovative and technically advanced transmission and is a great credit to Australian ingenuity,” said Russell Burling.

“SsangYong Sports Dual Cab buyers will not only be able to take advantage of the fact that this is the only six-speed auto equipped dual cab ute but also the fact that it features a terrific piece of Australian innovation,” he said.

This transmission provides six close ratio forward gears delivering excellent launch performance while achieving exceptional fuel efficiency.

A state of the art electronic control system monitors and adjusts to driving styles and conditions providing consistent shift performance across a wide range of driving environments.

The overall weight is the lowest in the class, but with excellent torque carrying capacity of up to 400Nm making it well suited driveline package for SUV applications.

DSI has designed and manufactured driveline solution for over 35 years, supplying transmissions locally including export to Korea, India & Russia.

DSI employs more than 500 people in Australia and operates an engineering design centre at Springvale in Victoria as well as its manufacturing facility at Albury in NSW.

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