Friday, 30 December 2016

Infinity reveals production-ready VC-Turbo 2-litre

Nissan’s Infinity brand will exhibit its “compelling” production-ready new VC-Turbo (Variable Compression Turbo) engine technology next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Are US Class 8 sales finally on the move?

Class 8 heavy truck net orders in the US experienced an uptick in November, following weak, including cancellation heavy numbers reported for October, according to ACT Research based in Columbus, Indiana.

VW wraps up US 3-litre ‘dieselgate’ for Christmas

Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. have reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve civil claims regarding approximately 83,000 affected 3-litre TDI V6 diesel engine vehicles in the US.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Outlook dims Torotrak's off-highway prospects

Torotrak plc has noted today that a further deterioration in the trading outlook for the global off-highway market could affect the timing of its target to secure an initial licence for Flybrid KERS technology.

GM engine plant to receive $295 million

General Motors’ Tonawanda Engine Plant near Buffalo, New York, will receive $295.9 million by 2018 for future engine production.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Schaeffler set to double CVT output by 2020

By 2020, Schaeffler LuK, part of Schaeffler AG, expects to have doubled its worldwide capacity for continuously variable transmission (CVT) belts.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Sell-out of Aston Martin and Red Bull “hypercar”

Aston Martin and Red Bull claim that all 150 road-going versions of the duo’s “ultimate hypercar”, the AM-RB 001, have been sold, together with a further 25 track-only models.

Monday, 5 December 2016

G&W Invests £5 million in machining capacity

Grainger & Worrall (G&W), which provides engine casting to Porsche, Aston Martin, Bugatti and McLaren, is to open a state-of-the-art, £5 million machining facility at its site in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Friday, 2 December 2016

VW bolsters Brazilian truck and bus offshoot

Following in the wake of taking a stake in Navistar International Corporation, Volkswagen AG is pitching in with a €420 million investment in Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus in Brazil to boost that business’s poduct portfolio. Intriguingly, Navistar too has operations in Brazil.

Aston Martin taps into Maserati/Ferrari

In an interesting move, Aston Martin has appointed Maximilian Szwaj as its new vice president and chief technical officer.

MINI output tops three million mark

Production of the modern version of the Austin/Morris Mini, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis and launched in 1959, has just topped three million.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Rolls-Royce goes four-wheel-drive at last

Is Rolls-Royce the last major automaker to adopt four-wheel drive? Certainly, aficionados of the marque will not have long to wait with 2018 as the launch date for the Cullinan with a price tag of circa £300,000.