Friday, 18 December 2015

Ford F-150 powertrain looks set to blossom

One thing is for sure, 2016 could be an interesting year in the life of Ford’s F-150 pick-up truck that this year saw the automaker launch aluminium into the sector as well as a new family of EcoBoost turbocharged gasoline engines.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

CGI set to take off in new application

A new and exciting high-performance diesel engine application for compacted graphite iron (CGI), together with its British connection and offering 105 bhp/litre, pushes out the boundaries of conventional CGI use into demanding areas where safety, reliability and performance are paramount.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Opel to publish WLTP results for 2016 Astra

From April 2016, Opel will publish fuel consumption figures according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) as part of its next step to meet future emissions guidelines, both on CO2 and NOx.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Delphi presses to widen Skip Fire use

Diesel equipment specialist Delphi is working with Tula Technology Inc. to widen the appeal of Dynamic Skip Fire, a system of cylinder deactivation. A 1.8-litre gasoline engine will run in 2016.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Partial all-clear from Volkswagen

Volkswagen AG claims “it is now clear that almost all of these model variants do correspond to the CO2 figures originally determined. This means that these vehicles can be marketed and sold without any limitations.“

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

SAIC poised to pounce on UK van market?

Van dealerships in the UK may be wondering if the Maxus van could make a return to the country if SAIC is able to undercut established marques.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Porsche's Mission E gets the go-ahead

The supervisory board of Porsche AG has given the green light for the Mission E electric car project.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Nissan rejects French state takeover

NISSAN executives have rejected claims that a move by the French government to strengthen its grip on the carmaker's partner Renault poses a threat to jobs in the North-East of the UK.

Friday, 4 December 2015

The long journey of GAZ's latest van

GAZ Group, Russia’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles (CVs), has completed what Vadim Sorokin, group president, hails as “the most complex and large-scale project GAZ has implemented in the last 15 years.”

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Ford bolsters Kentucky for 2017 Super Duty

Pickup trucks are vital to profits at Ford Motor Company, hence its announcement of a $1.3 billion investment in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the redesigned 2017 Super Duty truck range.