Fukuyama, S., Suzuki, T., Murata, A., Mizoguchi, H. et al., "The New RWD 6 Speed Automatic Transmission for SUV and Truck," SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-1097, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-1097.
Aisin AW (AW) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have developed a new RWD 6 speed automatic transmission, AWR6B45(AC60), suitable for SUV’s and LDT’s in the worldwide market, not only for North America but also for other countries including emerging nations. This 6 speed automatic transmission has achieved low cost, equivalent to AW and TMCs’ current 5 speed automatic transmission, while realizing improvement in both fuel economy and driving performance against current in-house 5-speed automatic transmissions, in addition to satisfying both toughness against various usage and light weight/compactness. They are accomplished by using a compact gear train structure, the latest efficiency improvement technologies, and a high-response, compact hydraulic control system. In addition, the compactness of this 6 speed automatic transmission enables it to replace current 4 speed and 5 speed automatic transmissions for various engine applications. This makes it possible to contribute toward Toyota's TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) by reducing the number of parts significantly.