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VW tries V6 TDI in Amarok to tackle dominant Hilux

25 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Is there a market for a £40,000 pick-up? There is. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ UK outpost is in fact so confident of the revised Amarok’s success that it has dropped the previous four-cylinder variants and installed a 3.0-litre V6 diesel in their place.

Skoda Auto future models - a global analysis

15 November 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Following the recent reviews of Volkswagen and Audi future vehicles, this, the third of a six-part series, concerns Skoda. It will be followed by a look at what's ahead for SEAT. After this comes Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, to be followed by Porsche in chapter six, the last of these being the final part of the overall analysis of the Volkswagen Group's passenger car plans.

VW revs up its global CV ambitions - ANALYSIS

6 September 2016 | Colin Whitbread

Volkswagen’s intent to acquire a 16.6% (post dilution) stake in Lisle, Illinois-based Navistar, coupled with a strategic technology and supply cooperation and the establishment of a purchasing joint venture represents a significant step forward for the German company’s global ambitions, ambitions that have so far been tempered by a lack of presence in the North American heavy truck sector. 

What will a Tesla electric truck look like?

16 August 2016 | Dave Leggett

Just what would a Tesla electric freight truck look like? It’s a question that many in the auto industry have been asking after the latest visionary bulletin (Master Plan, Part Deux) from Tesla founder and talisman Elon Musk. 

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Engine downsizing has peaked say Federal Mogul

4 July 2016 | Calum MacRae

In a wide-ranging interview, as part of Federal Mogul Powertrain’s recent Technology Briefing days held in Augsburg, Germany just-auto’s Calum MacRae interviewed the division’s Chief Technology Office, Gian Maria Olivetti. Mr Olivetti has been with Federal Mogul since 2007. Before Federal Mogul he enjoyed stints at Fiat Powertrain Technologies and Iveco. 

Interview with Ford of Britain's MD

18 September 2015 | Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

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Concentric secures OEM oil pump deal

24 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Concentric said it recently received an order from a global OEM of heavy trucks and buses to produce electric oil pumps for hybrid applications.

just-auto Plus only BYD to build new production facility in France

24 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

At a press conference in Beauvais on 23 March 2017, Isbrand Ho, managing director of BYD Europe, accompanied by Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France region; Caroline Cayeux, President...

Wabco making truck air disc brakes in US

23 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Wabco has expanded its North American production with output of air disc brakes (ADB) for commercial vehicles following the opening of its new factory in North Charleston, South Carolina.

just-auto Plus only Peterbilt introduces Allison TC10 transmission

23 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Peterbilt announces the availability of the Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission on Models 567 and 579 later this year. The Allison TC10 is designed for tractor applications, such as...

just-auto Plus only Peterbilt Class 6-8 equipped with Bendix AD-IS

23 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

For Peterbilt Motors Company’s vehicles, fuel efficiency and high performance are must-haves. That’s why the truck manufacturer offers industry-leading air processing technologies from...

just-auto Plus only Kenworth selects Bendix AD-IS for Class 6-8

23 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Air dryers were originally supplied with commercial vehicles in the 1970s to help eliminate brake-line freeze-up. Today’s trucks increasingly rely on clean and dry compressed air to control a...

just-auto Plus only DTNA appoints new president and CEO

23 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Roger Nielsen (56) has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its affiliated companies Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas...

just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks introduces integrated system

22 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

An enhanced and safer driver experience, easier navigation and more efficient fleet management. These are the major benefits with Volvo Trucks’ new system for services and...

NVIDIA working with PACCAR on autonomous trucks

21 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

Electronics specialist NVIDIA is working with freight truck maker PACCAR on developing solutions for autonomous commercial vehicles.

just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicles sales up 3% in 2016

21 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen Truck and Bus GmbH - which houses the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, and RIO brands - can look back on 2016 as a successful fiscal year. Sales of commercial...

GAZ Group looks close to home for competitive edge

20 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

GAZ Group's component division says it is actively seeking to source more Russian suppliers as the company continues its drive to launch new products and cut costs.

GAZ looks to ramp up export potential

16 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

GAZ Group says it has set itself a target of increasing export markets to 51 countries as, in common with many Russian manufacturers operating in difficult domestic conditions, it looks overseas to soak up the shortfall.

PSA Uruguay to build Peugeot Expert/Citroën Jumpy

16 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

PSA Group and its partners, EASA and Nordex, have signed an assembly contract for LCVs in Uruguay.

Renault-Nissan Alliance forms new LCV unit

14 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand sales in the growing segment worldwide.

PSA Group launches Free2Move Lease

10 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

PSA Group has launched Free2Move Lease, a business unit dedicated to multi-make, full service leasing.

just-auto Plus only Kokam introduces Xpand battery pack for EVs

7 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Kokam the world's premier provider of innovative battery solutions, on 6 March 2017 introduced the Xpand battery pack, delivering electric vehicle manufacturers a safe, high performance,...

UK LCV sales slow as expected in February

6 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The UK's new light commercial vehicle market declined in February, falling 4.3% to 13,291 registrations, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks launches three digital solutions

2 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Truck Data Centre launches on 1 March 2017, thereby allowing the introduction of new digital services from Mercedes-Benz Trucks: the revolutionary service product Mercedes-Benz Uptime and the...

Isuzu acquires GM's East Africa subsidiary

1 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

Isuzu Motors is to acquire GM's stake in 'General Motors East Africa' (GMEA) as part of a strategy to expand in the region.

Navistar and VW Truck & Bus close on alliance

1 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Navistar International Corporation said it had closed on its, previously announced, wide-ranging strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus which includes an equity investment in Navistar by the German company and framework agreements for a procurement joint venture and strategic technology and supply collaboration.

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