years the pursuit of improved efficiency coupled with quick responses and a smooth
ride has seen carmakers ditch the five-speed manual en masse in favor of seven-
and eight-speed automatic transmissions. Now Land Rover
is set to fit a
ZF-developed nine-speed auto-box to all all-wheel-drive versions of the 2014
Range Rover Evoque in place of its current six-speed, making it the first production car to offer that many forward gears in a transmission.