Dana Technologies Help Power Award-winning Vehicles, Engines

Jan 13, 2017

MAUMEE, Ohio, Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that several of its advanced technologies are incorporated into vehicles and engines that have recently received significant industry accolades.  Specifically, its technologies are utilized on the 2017 North American Truck and Utility Vehicles of the Year, the Motor Trend Truck of the Year, and six of the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines.

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The 2017 Honda Ridgeline and 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, named the North American Truck and Utility Vehicles of the Year at this year's North American International Auto Show, incorporate Dana's high-performing technologies into their powertrain assemblies.  The Honda Ridgeline features Dana's Victor Reinz® cam cover module on its 3.5L V-6 engine, and Victor Reinz® heat shields are incorporated on the Chrysler Pacifica. 

Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, the 2017 Ford Super Duty, boasts a variety of Dana's leading driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies.  Specifically, Dana supplied its Spicer® front and rear axles, as well as Spicer® propshafts, for the 2017 F-250 through F-550 models. 

In addition, Dana supplies exhaust manifold, exhaust gas recirculation, and turbo gaskets; thermal-acoustical protective shielding (TAPS); and charge air, transmission oil, engine oil, and diesel fuel coolers for the Ford Super Duty 6.7-liter diesel engine.  Dana's valve stem seals, transmission oil cooler, and plastic cam covers also are incorporated into the 6.2-liter gas engine.  Together, these technologies help the automaker meet industry demands by improving fuel economy and engine durability, and by reducing oil consumption, weight, and emissions.

Multiple Dana solutions were also integrated onto this year's Wards 10 Best Engines.  Included among these are Dana's Victor Reinz® exhaust manifold gaskets, which deliver peak performance and withstand temperatures up to 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Also, Dana's Long-brand engine oil cooler helps to properly utilize energy and improve fuel economy while reducing emissions. 

Dana technologies on the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines include:

  • Chevrolet Volt 1.5L DOHC 4-cyl./Dual Motor EREV – Equipped with Victor Reinz TAPS and valve stem seals.
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 3.6L DOHC V-6/Dual Motor PHEV – Features Victor Reinz heat shields.
  • Ford Focus RS 2.3L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl. – Equipped with Long engine oil cooler and Victor Reinz cylinder head, exhaust manifold, and secondary gaskets.
  • Honda Accord Hybrid 2.0L DOHC 4-cyl./Dual Motor HEV – Includes a Victor Reinz cam cover.
  • Infiniti Q50 3.0L Turbocharged DOHC V-6 – Equipped with Long engine oil cooler.
  • Mercedes-Benz C300 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl. – Utilizes Victor Reinz secondary gaskets and TAPS.

"Having the honor of being a part of these industry-leading vehicles and engines speaks to the culture of innovation and customer service at Dana," said James Kamsickas, president and chief executive officer of Dana.  "Every day we strive to develop technologies that will help our customers meet their performance and efficiency goals.  It is a privilege to have had the opportunity to help power these well-deserving award recipients."

About the North American Car and Truck of the Year
The North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards honor excellence in innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value.  Initiated in 1994, they are judged by about 60 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for magazines, television, radio, newspapers and web sites. They are the longest-running award not associated with a specific publication, a structure that produces a diverse base of jurors. This year's winners were announced on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

About Motor Trend's Truck of the Year
The Motor Trend Truck of the Year awards are selected by Motor Trend Magazine to recognize the best new or significantly refreshed truck in a given model year.  The contenders are ranked in superiority, significance, and value.

About Wards 10 Best Engines
The Wards 10 Best Engines competition, now in its 23rd year, continues to recognize the industry's latest powertrain technologies, based on horsepower and torque; technology; efficiency; and NVH performance.  The awards were presented on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

About Dana Incorporated
Dana is a world leader in the supply of highly engineered drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains.  Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.  Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs more than 23,000 people in 25 countries on six continents.  In 2015, Dana generated sales of nearly $6.1 billionForbes Magazine has again selected Dana as one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies for 2016.  For more information, please visit dana.com.

SOURCE Dana Incorporated

For further information: Jeff Cole, 419-887-3535, jeff.cole@dana.com

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