In the first half of 2019, ZF’s sales performance reached around €18.4 bln, while the operating earnings run at approximately €650 mln. On the basis of current financial situation in the company and unfavorable economic situation in the automobile industry, ZF had to lower its sales and earnings predictions for 2019.

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Recently, Honda has reported that the Odyssey model will celebrate its 25-year anniversary this year. To mark this event, the automaker unveiled that all new Odysseys will be equipped with a ten-speed automatic transmission and an Idle-Stop system. Earlier, these options were implemented only in the upper-tier models (Touring and Elite trims).

In recent months, issues with the Powershift DCT transmission in Ford’s Fiesta and Focus models have become a front-page news of automotive magazines and this scandal has gained a snowball effect on the American Auto Giant. To address the problem, Ford has announced the clutch warranty extension on the affected models by 2 years or 40 thousand miles, to a total of 7 years or 100 thousand miles.

Despite numerous internet appeals to Toyota to include a manual transmission option for the new Toyota Supra, it seems that the Japanese automaker plans to stick only with the 8-speed automatic solution from ZF. So far, it is unclear whether Toyota will decide to add a gear stick in the future, but fans of manual Supras are excited to know that the American company European Auto Group (EAG) is ready to take up this challenging task.

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