Back in April of 2013, GM and Ford announced that they’d be working together to develop nine and 10-speed automatic transmissions. And while the 10-speed has made it into both companies’ rear-wheel drive products, the nine-speed will remain only a GM offering, Automotive News reports.

According to the news site, the deal was for Ford to take point on developing the rear-drive 10-speed, and GM to focus on the front-drive nine-speed. This way, both companies could save money; It would be “two new transmissions for the price of one,” as Automotive News puts it. But now it appears that Ford isn’t going to use GM’s nine-speed; at least, not without significant modifications.

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Ford Rejects 9 Speed Transmission Co-Developed With GM

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