GMC to offer 10-speed fully automatic Allison branded transmissions in 2020 Sierra Heavy Duties
Jan 23, 2019
GM to produce Allison 10-speed transmission for GMC Sierra Heavy Duty trucks
INDIANAPOLIS—January 23, 2019—Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN), the largest global provider of commercial duty fully automatic transmissions, announced today, along with GMC, the availability of a 10-speed, fully automatic transmission in the new Sierra heavy-duty truck. Equipped with the Allison branded 10-speed transmission, the 2020 Sierra will debut in February 2019.
“Trailering is the most important consideration for Sierra Heavy Duty customers and the new features and technologies, including the Allison fully automatic transmission make it easier than ever to hitch a trailer and tow it confidently,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, GMC Vehicle Chief Engineer, Heavy Duty Trucks. “The all-new 10-speed transmission with closer gear spacing allows the engine to operate in an optimal range at all times with varying load and terrain conditions.”
The Allison branded automatic transmission, manufactured by General Motors, combines enhanced performance and fuel economy, greater operational flexibility, and improved driver comfort and control, with an industry-leading reputation for uptime and reliability. Designed for high-performance and low-maintenance, the Allison 10-speed coupled with GMC’s Duramax diesel engines provide the superior power delivery and productivity customers demand.
“We are pleased that General Motors continues to expand the range of Allison products available for their customers with the Sierra,” said John Coll, senior vice president of global marketing, sales & service, Allison Transmission. “Allison Transmission and GM have a long history of collaboration and innovation.”
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.
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SOURCE Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.