GKN Driveline Discusses Fuel-Efficiency Offerings At AMS 2013

        GKN Driveline Discusses Fuel-Efficiency Offerings At AMS 2013

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Oct. 15, 2013

DETROIT, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GKN Driveline, a global supplier of
automotive driveline components and systems, is continuing to provide OEM
customers with an array of new driveline products and components to improve
fuel-efficiency and lower CO[2] emissions.

Speaking at the recently-held 2013 Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS)
conference in Detroit, Chet Roslanowick, vice president business development
for GKN Driveline Americas, outlined how GKN is responding to the auto
industry's need to increase fuel-efficiency without sacrificing performance.

Roslanowick noted, "GKN has an important role to play in bringing to market
new proprietary driveline products that contribute to fuel economy
improvements by reducing the weight and improving the efficiency of
components." 

GKN, for example, has developed a unique "disconnect" all-wheel-drive system
for the all-new 2014 Range Rover Evoque. The system is designed to improve
fuel-efficiency while providing outstanding off-road performance with dynamic
agility and enhanced traction.

Land Rover's Active Driveline system reacts to the driving environment and
driver intention by automatically disconnecting the major rotating driveline
components to reduce energy losses. Traction and driving stability are
optimized by an Active Torque Biasing feature that offers advanced control on
the distribution of torque between the front and rear wheels.

GKN Driveline's Multi-Mode eTransmission also was recently introduced on the
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – the world's first twin-motor 4WD plug-in Hybrid
Electric Vehicle with ability to charge on-the-go.

Debuted at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors' new twin-motor
4WD plug-in Hybrid Electric crossover is powered by two-60kW electric motors,
one in the front and the other in the rear, both fed by a large capacity
lithium-ion battery. A gas engine and generator are also fitted.

"Clearly we're in a rapidly changing environment," Roslanowick said. "Our
product development and manufacturing units are working closely together to
generate a product that meets the requirements of our OEM customers."

About GKN Driveline

GKN Driveline is the world's leading supplier of automotive driveline
components and systems. As a global company serving the world's leading
vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and supplies an
extensive range of automotive driveline components – for use in the smallest
ultra low-cost car to the most sophisticated premium vehicle demanding the
most complex driving dynamics.

GKN Driveline is a leading global producer of CVJ Systems, AWD Systems, Trans
Axle Solutions and eDrive Systems and operates in 22 countries at 56 locations
employing 22,000 people.

www.gkndriveline.com

SOURCE GKN Driveline

Website: http://www.gkn.com/driveline
Contact: company, Hannah Chatterley, GKN Driveline, + 44 1527 533660,
hannah.chatterley@gkndriveline.com; or media, Larry Weis, lweis@usautocom.com,
or Craig Miner, cminer@usautocom.com, AutoCom Associates, + 1 248 647 8621,
Mobile: + 1 248 705 4448
 
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