TOLEDO, OH — Dana Corp. has announced that it is supplying propshafts and auxiliary transmission oil coolers for the new Nissan Rogue crossover vehicle.
"Dana is proud of its affiliation with Nissan, which today ranks as one of our largest automotive customers," said Michael Burns, Dana chairman and CEO. "Through collaboration with Nissan engineers, we are able to deliver advanced drivetrain and thermal management technology for the Rogue."
From its drivetrain products portfolio, Dana is providing its Spicer Life Series propshaft, a class-leading product that improves noise, vibration, and harshness performance. The propshaft incorporates staked-and-centered cardan universal joints, which provide enhanced high-speed dynamic performance, the company said.
Dana utilizes a pressure-welding process with shielding gas to manufacture the propshafts. According to Dana, advantages include a quick and highly reproducible process with high-precision joining accuracy.
In addition, the vehicle will be equipped with Dana’s Long brand auxiliary transmission oil cooler, which contributes to improved durability by keeping the transmission fluid at optimal temperature and helps improve overall fuel economy. The cooler features an integrated thermal bypass valve, which accelerates transmission warm-up from cold-start, the company said.
"As a world leader in transmission oil cooling, we have been able to combine multiple functions – oil cooling along with temperature and pressure control – into one cooler module, which increases transmission and packaging efficiency," said Bob Fesenmyer, president of business development for Dana. "We are proud to be growing our business with a customer such as Nissan and on a vehicle segment that is realizing rapid growth in the market."