First Indian Four-Wheel Drive Cross-Over Vehicle Features BorgWarner’s Torque-on-Demand® Transfer Case for Improved Traction, Vehicle Stability and Comfort

Auburn Hills, Michigan, May 11, 2011 – BorgWarner’s Torque-On-Demand® (TOD®) transfer case drives the new 2.2-liter Tata Aria, first Indian four-wheel drive cross-over vehicle.

“BorgWarner’s TOD® technology helps set the Aria apart in the Indian market, providing both a stable, comfortable ride and improved traction,” said John Sanderson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems. “Bringing advanced technologies like the TOD® transfer case to emerging markets enables local automakers to offer their customers features and options previously available only on imported vehicles.”

BorgWarner’s patented TOD® transfer case provides on-demand all-wheel drive traction on any surface. BorgWarner and Tata engineers worked side by side to integrate BorgWarner’s proprietary electronic control unit (ECU) and software into Tata's in-vehicle network (IVN), allowing the TOD® transfer case to automatically switch from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive and back without driver intervention. During product development, joint testing under extreme conditions in northern Michigan confirmed the performance of the TOD® system and the Tata Aria’s improved traction, enhanced stability and comfort.  

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