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GKN Driveline’s Viscodrive ® Coupling for new seven-seaters

Tochigi, Japan, July 2009

GKN Driveline’s coupling technology has been on a further two new models, both seven-seater all-wheel drive vehicles, unveiled in Japan.

and Daihatsu combined their know-how in the new vehicles. The Toyota Sette and the Daihatsu Boon both have the GKN Driveline coupling unit (VCU) as standard. The VCU is a well-proven AWD component suitable for small and compact widely used in Japan. In the alternating plates submerged in fluid transfer torque to the rear axle every the front wheels lose The coupling operates without on-board electronics or driver and is designed to be maintenance-free over the lifetime.

In both cases, GKN Driveline’s coupling performs consistently in with the vehicle’s ABS systems. in electronic controls for ABS systems with a specifically engineered of the coupling characteristics continue to GKN Driveline’s Viscodrive® coupling a choice for AWD control technology in cars in Japan.

Rob Rickell, global engineering GKN Driveline said:

Both and Daihatsu are important brands have been using our products for many years. We are proud that this continues to be recognised by this automobile group for its outstanding and cost-effectiveness in innovative new compact such as these two new MPVs.

Currently both the Toyota Sette and Daihatsu Boon are only available in Japan.

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Editor’s notes:

GKN Driveline

GKN Driveline is the world’s supplier of automotive driveline and systems. As a global company the world’s leading vehicle GKN Driveline develops, builds and an extensive range of automotive components for use in the smallest ultra car to the most sophisticated premium demanding the most complex dynamics.

GKN Driveline is a leading global of sideshafts, propshafts, mechanically and controlled torque management and associated geared components.

GKN plc is a engineering business serving the automotive, industrial, off-highway and markets. It has operations in more 30 countries, at 31st December it had nearly 40,000 employees in and joint ventures and had sales of billion in the year ended 31 2008. GKN plc is listed on the London Exchange (LSE: GKN).

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