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December 26, 2006 (Note 2:Excursus)
October 23, 2006

JATCO Ltd

Newly developed 6-speed automatic transmission for FWD vehicles

JATCO Ltd(president: Shigeo Ishida, headquarters: Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture, capitalization: \29,935.3 million), Automatic Transmissions and Continuously Variable Transmissions (AT/CVT) manufacturer, announces that it has developed a new 6-speed automatic transmission (AT) for front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles.

In spite of an increase in torque capacity and ratio coverage of some 10%, we succeeded in downsizing the overall length and weight of the newly developed FWD 6-speed AT by about 10%.
Compared to conventional 5-speed AT, it supports powerful starting and acceleration performance in the low to medium speed range by using close gear ratios and expanding the ratio coverage while realizing both better fuel efficiency and quieter running operation in the high speed range.

The new 6-speed AT is being produced in the Yagi area (Yagi-cho, Nantan-city, Kyoto Prefecture) and will be supplied to RENAULT, NISSAN and MITSUBISHI.

1. Product name

6-speed AT for medium and large FWD vehicles (JF613E)

2. Characteristics

(1)

Expanded ratio coverage

Starting & acceleration performance enhanced by expanding the total gear ratio of low gear

Improved high speed fuel consumption and quieter running operation by expanding the total gear ratio of high gear

(2)

Light & compact

Overall length

About 10%

Front-to-rear length

About 5%

Weight

About 10%

Note: Compared to conventional FWD 5-speed AT (JATCO products)

3. Car models
@ to be equipped

RENAULT

SCENIC, GRAND SCENIC

NISSAN

QASHQAI

MITSUBISHI

OUTLANDER

Note: Cut models of the newly developed FWD 6-speed AT will be exhibited at our company booth at gFISITA 2006 Exhibitionh to be held on Monday-Thursday, October 23 -26, 2006.

December 26, 2006 Excursus
Note 2: The newly developed FWD 6-speed AT is based on Lepelletier System.

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