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2008-04-25
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The Iveco Massif is built by Santana in Spain and powered by an Iveco 3.0-L common-rail diesel. The model is based on the 60-year-old Land Rover; the principal differences between the Defender and the Massif are in the materials, suspension, and powertrain.
2008-04-25
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Michelin has launched the latest version of the Agilis light commercial vehicle (LCV) tire, designed for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight between 2800 kg (6173 lb) and 3500 kg (7716 lb). The new design was driven by a number of factors, including the development of increasingly powerful LCVs.
2008-04-24
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Mercedes-Benz has launched the third generation of its Actros European heavy-truck range, featuring a series of changes while retaining the same basic cab and V6 and V8 powertrain options. The most significant change is the adoption of the PowerShift 2 twelve-speed automated manual transmission as standard equipment.
2008-04-25
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Volvo Trucks has invested in a Swedish company, Datachassi, that is developing a system to reduce theft from trucks. By using sensors connected by radio technology, the system can link the truck and trailer together. Volvo has also extended its hybrid-truck testing program by adding two hybrid refuse trucks to its test program ahead of planned series production in 2009.
2008-04-25
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Nissan is re-introducing its pickup model formerly known as the Nissan Pickup in Europe. The model was withdrawn when Euro-IV emissions regulations came into effect in 2006, mainly because the rotary injection pump-equipped, YD25 2.5-L, direct-injection, turbodiesel engine could not be readily adapted to meet the latest European emissions regulations. Now the model is powered by a common-rail injection version of the YD25 engine.
2008-06-19
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Although it is the smallest Unimog, Mercedes-Benz claims that the U 20 it is just as capable as the larger models, sharing familiar features such as permanent all-wheel drive, single tires front and rear, differential locks, portal axles to maximize ground clearance, coil springs, power take-offs, and onboard dual-circuit common hydraulics. Standard equipment also includes an air-conditioned cab.
2008-06-24
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Smith Electric Vehicles launched its latest electric-powered cargo van at the recent CV Show in Birmingham, England, and also a concept vehicle designed for the North American market. The new European model, based on the Ford Transit Connect cargo van, is badged Smith Ampere and carries dual Ford and Smith branding.
2008-06-24
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The company looks set to introduce a series-production hybrid Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo van. The company is about to begin trials of its “second generation” plug-in parallel hybrid Sprinter in the U.S. with a fleet of 11 vehicles.
2008-03-31
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Transmission manufacturer Getrag has unveiled a new concept in hybrid drivetrains—a dry dual-clutch transmission linked to an electric rear axle—the first of a range of parallel hybrid systems to be developed jointly with Robert Bosch. The systems will feature Getrag PowerShift dual-clutch transmissions and Bosch electrical architecture for the alternator, electric drive system, and power electronics.
2008-03-31
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Valeo claims its electromagnetic valvetrain can help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 15 to 20% and also deliver up to 15% more torque at low engine speeds by enabling technologies such as cylinder deactivation and infinitely variable valve timing.
2011-10-25
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There were no fanfares and no advance press notices from Maserati for the Kubang concept ahead of its appearance at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, perhaps because we had seen it all before.
2011-10-04
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New three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will feature a common architecture. The gasoline units will have direct fuel injection and will be offered in turbocharged and naturally aspirated form.
2011-10-10
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Delphi is developing an SCR dosing system scheduled for production in 2014 and will also introduce an ammonia sensor in 2012 to control the level of ammonia present in the exhaust as a consequence of using urea dosing in the SCR systems.
2011-10-05
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The latest version of the Bentley GTC convertible, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, incorporates a number of developments including an extensively redeveloped structure and body elements that make strategic use of steel, aluminum, composites, and magnesium.
2011-09-27
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Lithium-ion battery technology is adopted for the Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Compared with the standard Prius, the plug-in version has a 4.4-kW·h lithium-ion battery pack versus the standard model's 1.3-kW·h nickel/metal hydride pack.
2011-09-27
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Citroën's 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show concept, the Tubik, is based on the Hybrid4 diesel hybrid drivetrain that will soon power a production DS5 model, but some Citroën enthusiasts may recognize some of its design cues from the past. The company cites the 1950s H van as an influence, which appropriately was based on DS running gear.
2011-09-27
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The name of the concept may have been drawn from Opel’s 1928 RAK2 prototype rocket powered car, but, with a tandem two-seater layout, it has more in common with the Renault Twizy electric two-seater and other 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show concepts such as the Audi urban concept or Volkswagen NILS.
2011-09-27
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The company used the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show to launch a range of prototypes named DC100 to gauge reaction four years ahead of the proposed launch date.
2012-03-14
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Jaguar has never before produced a station wagon variant of a large model, with the only previous station wagon in the company’s history being the X-Type. That gap was filled with the unveiling of the XF Sportbrake at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, based on the revised 2012 model year variant of the XF saloon.
2012-03-14
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The Plus E is the work of traditional British sports car maker Morgan, which has used the new Plus 8 as the basis for the concept. It is built using Morgan’s lightweight aluminum platform chassis, developed and manufactured with specialist manufacturer Radshape, and fitted with a revised version of the company’s traditional open body.
2012-03-14
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The Bentley SUV rumor is hardly a new one, so it didn’t come as a surprise to find that it has taken the step into concept form, emerging at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show as the EXP 9 F. EXP are the letters that have been used for experimental Bentley designs for almost a century, while the F, according to Bentley, stands for Falcon.
2012-03-14
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The five-seat hatchback shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is described by Volvo as a sibling to the three-door C30, with which it shares engine options. The car is due on sale in May 2012, aimed principally at European buyers who are expected to account for 85% of the planned production of 90,000 models per year.
2012-03-14
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The new model will replace the existing Tourneo and Transit and the long-running E-Series Econoline in North America.
2012-03-14
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While Ford injected new life into the compact MPV sector with the B-Max at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz performed a U-turn by unveiling the new A-Class. Gone is the tall profile that first came to public attention 15 years ago.
2012-10-09
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The concept from the 2012 Paris Motor Show could be a hint at the future design direction for the Daimler subsidiary’s compact Fortwo two seater.
2012-10-08
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For the Concept B-Class Electric Drive shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the battery pack is said to provide a range of up to 200 km (125 mi) on a full charge. Battery recharging can benefit from a rapid charging facility, which is said to be able to provide a range of up to 100 km (62 mi) after one hour of charging from a 400-V supply.
2012-10-08
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Job losses and plant closures mean tough times for PSA Peugeot Citroën at the moment. So what better place than the French national motor show to demonstrate that design flair and engineering are alive and well in the company?
2012-10-08
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The company used the 2012 Paris Motor Show to display the Active Concept Tourer that looks set to compete with FWD rivals such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
2012-10-08
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The design-oriented Adam was the only car on show on the Opel booth at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the solo act signifying the importance of the company’s first entry into the European three-door hatchback A-segment.
2012-08-29
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Transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano of Italy has developed a new family of synchronizers for heavy-duty truck transmissions, designed to speed up gearshifting and deliver improved fuel consumption.
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