Monday, 27 February 2017

International launches A26 for Class 8 trucks

International Truck yesterday used the AMC annual meeting and exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, to launch its 'new' CGI-based A26 engine for the US Class 8 heavy-duty truck market at the 2017.

Renault-Nissan expand driverless fleet activities

Another automaker is expanding the driverless vehicle bandwagon. Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have signed up to a research contract to develop mobility services system for self-driving vehicles. In so doing they are to jointly develop driverless vehicle fleet system for future public and on-demand transportation.

Working to mitigate HMMWV rollover

Ricardo Defense Systems, LLC, and LIFT - Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute, have launched a $7.5 million joint project to address persistent rollover issues related to the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Is PSA now set to “push-for-pass” on Proton?

For the third year, the PSA Group has achieved growth of the Automotive division operating margin to 6 per cent 5% in 2015; growth in vehicle sales to 3.15 million, up 5.8 per cent; and growth of its net financial position due to €2.7 billion free cash flow; and finally a group recurring operating income up 18 per cent compared with 2015 of €3,235 million.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Volkswagen shows it can ride out diesel crisis

Volkswagen Group is making progress despite the diesel crisis with sales revenue exceeding expectations, increasing by €4.0 billion to €217.3 billion. Group's operating result before special items reached €14.6 billion.

Nissan stamps its mark on Sunderland

Proof of Nissan’s commitment to the UK can be found in a new extra-large 5,200-tonne press at its manufacturing plant in Sunderland.

Friday, 24 February 2017

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

GKN’s all-wheel-drive rolls out in China

GKN Driveline’s Chinese Joint Venture is bearing fruits. Its partner SDS has commenced production of the complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small to medium-sized vehicles in China.

Can PSA Group gain where GM loses?

What does Peaguot SA know that so far has eluded General Motors in Europe? It remains to be seen. But, if you’re gonna buy something, you sure as hell gotta make it work.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Ambassador brand falls under the hammer

Hindustan Motors, owned by the C K Birla Group, has sold the Ambassador brand name to Peugeot SA in a the deal closed last Friday and said to be worth Rs 80 Crore. Production of Ambassador cars stopped around three years ago.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Is this new 4x4 a 4x4 too far?

A new company, Ineos Automotive has been formed to manufacture a rugged off-roader in the style of Land Rover’s discontinued Defender, according to Jim Ratcliffe who runs the Ineos Group.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Nissan UK supports its Japan parent

Nissan UK claims that while stronger business across the European continent, helped by high demand for Qashqai and X-Trail models, has pushed sales higher difficulties in Japan have given the firm's financial performance a knock.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

BMW pencils in another record year for 2017

Following a sixth consecutive record-breaking year, BMW Group sales achieved their best-ever start to the year with January figures showing increased deliveries in all world regions.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

McLaren plans for volume CF output in 2020

McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the Monocell and Monocage carbon fibre chassis in future McLaren cars from 2020 onwards.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Hitachi and Honda set to motor together

The prospect of increased electric motor sales for electric vehicles has driven Hitachi and Honda into each other’s arms.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Daimler achieves another record year in 2016

Daimler AG grew profitably once again in 2016 and achieved best-ever figures for unit sales, revenue and net profit.