Friday, 28 August 2015

Bill McMenamin takes finance helm at Navistar

Bill McMenamin has become senior vice president and treasurer of Navistar International replacing Jim Moran.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

TVR claims 250 orders for "new" car

TVR claims it has taken in excess of 250 deposits for its new sports car in only the first six weeks since the company opened the order book. 

I4 engine with the performance of a V8

A research programme in the US is pulling together various technologies to create a four-cylinder engine with the performance of a V8.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Ford pushes up 2-litre power, torque

In the US, Ford Focus ST customers can now obtain an upgrade kit that increases power and torque from the 2-litre gasoline engine.

Chevy teams with SAIC for 2019 MY launch

Chevrolet, through General Motors, is investing $5 billion for the development with SAIC Motors of an all-new vehicle family that will meet the rapidly changing demands of customers in these markets.

Monday, 17 August 2015

No downside to light-weighting – claims Jaguar

Dr Mark White, chief technical specialist, lightweight vehicle technologies at Jaguar, and an architect in helping Jaguar to pioneer the use of aluminium body-in-white (BIW) structures claims: “There is no downside to light-weighting.”

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Torotrak sees JCB as ‘ideal partner’

Torotrak and JCB are working on a three-year £1,100,000 project to move the technology company’s Flybrid system know-how towards TRL8 readiness level.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Ohio sees SOP of Ford F-650/F-750

Ford Motor Company has launched start of  production (SOP) for the first time in the US of the all-new 2016 F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

JLR to open 300,000/y car plant on Slovakia

JaguarLandRover (JLR) is to build a new manufacturing plant in the city of Nitra in western Slovakia to build aluminium-intensive vehicles from 2018 onwards.

Navistar: The changing face of MaxxForce

Could Navistar International be heading towards dropping its mid-range diesel engines following a quiet rejig of its nomenclature?

Thursday, 6 August 2015

GM to build new body shop at Flint Assembly

General Motors is to invest $877 million to build a new body shop for the assembly plant, locating it closer to the Flint Metal Centre, which supplies sheet metal and other parts used in the Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups produced in the Flint assembly plant.

Daimler-Nissan’s Mexico plant to roll in 2017

As BMW pushes ahead with its plans for its new plant in Mexico, the Daimler AG/Renault-Nissan Alliance launches a manufacturing joint venture in Aguascalientes in central Mexico to start in 2017.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

US facility will test “real world” tyres

A new state-of-the-art facility for vehicle tyre characterisation will begin operations in 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

GKN to boost driveline output in Poland

GKN Driveline has launched the first phase of a significant expansion of its operations in Poland, with the construction of a new production facility. 

2.7-litre EcoBoost: where does Ford go from here?

Some years ago, somewhere deep in Ford Motor Company's Dearborn, Michigan, headquarters complex, a group of engineers and planners laid out the company's future engine strategy.

GM’s small diesels will compete with Audi

Chevrolet will add a new “clean diesel” engine to the lineup in 2017, featuring a B20-capable 1.6-litre diesel already proven in Europe and other global markets. B20 is a bio-diesel with 80% content petroleum-diesel.

BMW to open Mexico plant in 2019

BMW claims it is set to open its new plant in Mexico in 2019 with a planned annual capacity of 150,000.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Turnaround at Vauxhall

Vauxhall claims that its Vivaro UK van plant in Luton, Bedfordshire is working “almost full capacity”.