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2014-11-14
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Eaton has now released details of its Procision dual clutch transmission, unveiled at the IAA Hanover truck show, aimed at middleweight trucks and buses up to 16-t gross vehicle weight.
2014-11-12
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The Asterion combines the naturally aspirated V10 engine of the Huracan with three electric motors to provide a powerful gasoline/electric powertrain with low carbon dioxide emissions.
2014-10-16
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The new model is the first to use Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture, gets high-output Drive-E four-cylinder engines, and features class-leading safety systems.
2014-10-15
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It is 30 years since Renault invented the large European MPV with the original five or seven-seat Espace. The latest Espace, launched at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, revealed a departure from traditional monospace MPV design with a crossover format, claims the company, based closely on the Initiale concept shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show a year ago.
2014-10-15
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The model uses a new architecture and powertrains, will see the debut of Ford’s adaptive steering system, will be the first Ford to be offered with LED headlamps with glare-free high beam, and offers pre-collision assist.
2014-10-10
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The car made its first public European appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, bringing a lighter car powered by a new 1.5-L gasoline engine (the U.S. and possibly other markets will get a 2.0-L engine, according to industry reports), a six-speed manual transmission will be offered, and it will feature SkyActiv technologies in both vehicle design and construction as well as the engine.
2014-10-10
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Weight reduction has been an ongoing theme for Land Rover in recent years, with significant reductions for both the Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover. With the launch of the Discovery Sport, unveiled at the 2014 Paris Moor Show, Land Rover is extending the weight reduction theme with engine downsizing.
2014-10-10
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The evolution of the DS into a brand separate from Citroën was marked at the 2014 Paris Motor Show by the Divine DS concept, a four-door compact sedan of about the same length as the DS4 at 4.21 m (13.8 ft) long. The Divine DS is designed to show what customers can expect of DS from now on.
2014-10-10
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The crossover is based on the European C-segment PSA EMP2 platform, powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, producing a total of 500 hp (373 kW), developed by Peugeot Sport.
2014-10-08
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Among the new products WABCO displayed at the IAA Hanover CV Show was an electrically driven compressor for heavy duty air-braking systems and a new energy saving engine driven compressor.
2014-10-06
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MAN gave the first public showing of its new flagship truck engine at the recent IAA Hanover CV Show. The engine, identified by its code number D3876, is an in-line six-cylinder diesel displacing 15.2 L. It will replace the D2868 16.2-L V8 as MAN’s largest-capacity truck diesel engine.
2014-08-06
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European Union proposals affecting the length of semi-trailer trucks and cabs are set to have a dramatic effect on European cab-over truck designs and will also allow for folding aerodynamic aids to be fitted to the rear of trailers.
2014-08-01
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Given the worldwide desire to reduce road accident fatalities, it seems likely that the first applications of autonomous driving technologies will appear on heavy commercial vehicles. Daimler recently demonstrated how it could develop such technologies in its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 study, which will make its global debut at the IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show at Hanover in September.
2014-03-10
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Shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the concept uses a new construction method that brings together lightweight steels, a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic structure, and power from a hydrogen fuel cell.
2014-03-10
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Since the 2011 Mazda Minagi concept closely resembled the production CX-5 that followed, and the Takeri Concept that appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show that year gave rise to the Mazda6 production model, it is hardly surprising that the Hazumi concept revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show was widely expected to pave the way for the production Mazda2 replacement.
2014-02-03
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How are heavy-duty diesel fuel systems likely to evolve in Europe, now that Euro-VI, the tightest yet emissions regulations applied to heavy trucks and buses in the European Union, have come into force for all new vehicles? Delphi's Heavy-Duty Diesel Systems Engineering Director, David Draper, offers his insights.
2013-09-24
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Volvo’s stand at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show left no doubt about the design influence for the Concept Coupe unveiled at the show. It was billed as the next-generation P1800, and a version of the 1960s coupe was on prominent display on the Volvo stand, overlooking the concept.
2013-09-24
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Renault unveiled the Initiale Paris concept at Frankfurt, designed as a replacement model for the Renault Espace and also to show Renault’s thinking for future high-end vehicles.
2013-09-24
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BMW officially launched the i3 electric car at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and also showed a prototype of the plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8. This variant of the i8, which was first seen as a concept four years ago, is due to enter production later this year.
2013-09-23
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“It starts with the sketch. You have to have the killer sketch,” explained GM Europe Vice President of Design Mark Adams, for the car that is destined to inspire future cars from Opel and Vauxhall.
2013-09-18
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On display at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the cars adopt similar electrical architecture with the same basic electric motor design and similar battery technology.
2013-04-15
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Following the launch of the Volvo FH at the IAA Show at Hanover last September, Volvo Trucks has launched a revised FM range at the U.K. CV Show, ahead of the start of production in September 2013.
2013-04-15
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DAF will be the first Paccar company to use the new MX-11 engine from fall 2013, while Kenworth and Peterbilt are expected to offer the MX-11 from 2015.
2013-03-18
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Paying homage to Sergio Pininfarina, who died last year, and the mid-engined configuration that he persuaded Enzo Ferrari to adopt in 1965, his namesake company, Pininfarina, devised a striking barchetta concept car, based on the running gear of the Ferrari 458 Spider, which was displayed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
2013-03-13
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Touring Superleggera unveiled the production version of its Disco Volante model at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, having introduced a full-scale model in 2012. The model makes a clear reference to the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante (flying saucer) C52 of 1952, produced by Carozzeria Touring, the forerunner of Touring Superleggera.
2013-03-13
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The VIZIV plug-in hybrid crossover concept unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show was said to show the future direction of the brand. If so, it could signal a move away from conventional four-wheel-drive systems for the company’s products.
2013-03-12
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A lightweight carbon fiber structure, high-power hybrid driveline, active ride height, and racing aerodynamics systems help to make the new car a technical tour de force.
2013-03-12
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On display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show was a full-scale model of a project created by students from IED’s Masters in Transport Design program. It was a collaborative project with Alfa Romeo for a sedan that would also appeal to the American and Asian markets.
2013-03-12
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The name proved a controversial choice at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but that aside, the Ferrari LaFerrari packs as much technology as its McLaren P1 rival. That is hardly surprising given both companies’ extensive experience in racing.
2013-03-12
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MMC showed a forward look to future EV development, extending use beyond a primarily urban environment to vehicles with greater range capacity.
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