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Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year for the 6th Year Running

Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year for the 6th Year Running

Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been voted 2017 International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for the sixth year in a row – meaning the compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its category since launch in 2012. Judges praised the engine’s combination of performance, fuel-efficiency and technology. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost

HELLA and ZF Form Strategic Partnership

ZF and HELLA are entering into a strategic partnership. Both automotive suppliers will benefit from this cooperation on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems. ZF will further strengthen its portfolio as a systems supplier which offers both modern assistance systems and autonomous driving functions, whereas HELLA will drive technological development

Mercedes-Benz lays foundation for new passenger car plant in Russia

Mercedes-Benz is starting construction work for a new fully flexible passenger car plant, thereby strengthening Daimler’s industrial commitment in Russia, which so far has concentrated on commercial vehicle production. “Establishing a passenger car production in Russia is a strategic investment in an important sales market for Mercedes-Benz. We are extending our local footprint and, at

Continental Expands Range of Flexible Benefits for Working Dads and Moms

From telecommuting and sabbaticals to parental leave and part-time work, Continental is expanding the range of flexible work practices offered to more than 18,000 employees in the U.S. Named one of FORTUNE Magazine’s Most Admired Companies and one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes, Continental is committed to meeting the needs of all employees locally

Magna to Make BMW 5-Series Plug-in Hybrid

BMW’s new 530e plug-in hybrid will be produced at Magna’s contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, starting in summer 2017. As a contract manufacturing partner for two premium electrified vehicles – the BMW 530e and the previously awarded Jaguar I-PACE – Magna’s Graz facility is demonstrating its value proposition to its customers. This vehicle program

Hertz renews global partnership with Lufthansa and expands car rental

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. has recently renewed its global partnership with Lufthansa, one of Europe’s largest airlines. Launched in 2013, the agreement has since resulted in added convenience and exclusive benefits for Lufthansa.com passengers renting a Hertz vehicle at any location around the world. Lufthansa.com customers will continue to enjoy attractive car rental offers from

Continental Expands Telematics Portfolio with Seamless Connectivity

Today’s vehicles include up to 100 computing units and millions of lines of code. Keeping this digital network updated or installing new functions has most often required a trip to the dealership, until now. “With more vehicles becoming digitized and drivers being used to a digital lifestyle, it is essential to keep the vehicle software

Auto Care Association Releases Digital Auto Care Factbook 2018 and Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2018

The Auto Care Association has released its industry-leading online publications, the Digital Auto Care Factbook 2018 and the Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2018. In this 27th edition, readers will find: An updated summary of “Key Economic Indicators 2013-2017” by Northwood University; New! An extended Industry Forecast through 2020 by IHS Markit; An updated Program and Retail Distribution Summary by Babcox Media;

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