Starting with the 2019 model year, the company will be the exclusive worldwide supplier of rear drive units for all versions of the Ford Edge in
The drive units take advantage of Dana's ultra-efficient Spicer® AdvanTEK® axle technology, which delivers best-in-class efficiency by reducing oil churning and gear and bearing friction. The technology was recently named a finalist for the 2019
The Spicer SmartConnect system configures the drivetrain to work in front-wheel-drive mode for the majority of driving conditions and engages AWD only when needed, enabling improved fuel efficiency. Dana's AdvanTEK technology utilizes a low viscosity lubricant and optimized gear design to deliver maximum fuel efficiency, even while in AWD mode.
The systems are being produced at Dana's plant in
Dana has a century-long history as a trusted Tier I supplier for Ford with a relationship that dates back to the Model T. Earlier this year, Dana was honored at the 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards with the Green Pillar Award, which Ford presents to top supplier parent companies that demonstrate excellence in the delivery of fuel-efficient technologies.
Dana is a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery. Dana supports the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, as well as industrial and stationary equipment applications. Founded in 1904, Dana employs approximately 30,000 people in 33 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers. The company reported sales of more than
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