At the Geneva International Auto Show, which will be held next week, Land Rover will show us its latest nine-speed automatic transmission for use on the passenger cars and also the SUVs. Recently, Land Rover has a partnership with transmission specialist ZF – Land Rover being a lead partner – to develop the latest ZF 9HP gearbox. This latest ZF is specially prepared for transverse applications, so that this ZF is quite compact in its dimensions. The new ZF is now only 6mm longer and 7.5kg in its weight less that the previous 6-speed transmission.
Based on the British carmaker’s explanation, raising the number of the gear ratio from six to nine is giving significant enhancement in the fuel consumption and also an equivalent reduction in the CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, the smaller ratio steps assist develop response during acceleration, drive, shift quality and also refinement.
In addition, the lowest ratio in the latest 9HP is now far lower than the on hand 6sp transmission. The company said that it’s specially prepared and designed as to the off-road use and harder on-road conditions such as gradients and also altitude, providing a heightened sense of control to the driver.
There is a special feature on this latest ZF 9HP: the adaptive shifting system, which lets the software to study from the driver’s techniques “within several seconds, sharpening up throughout brisk driving and then slipping faultlessly into a more economical regime as fast as when taking a more enjoyed approach.
“John Edwards, who is land Rover Global Brand Director, said: “We’re very excited about the latest 9HP that has been modified to fit together with the unusual but great attributes of our vehicles. It’ll add another great layer of performance, efficiency and refinement.” Unfortunately, we’ll get the further information about this ZF 9Hp’s availability at the Geneva Motor Show presentation.