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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

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

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

Mercedes-Benz Starts Production of Fuel-efficient Axle at Kassel

Production of the new fuel-efficient truck axle started yesterday at the Mercedes‑Benz plant in Kassel. The rear axle reduces fuel consumption of the Mercedes-Benz Actros by up to 0.5 percent. In addition to the weight savings, the New Final Drive (NFD) particularly benefits from the actively controlled oil regulation in the final drive, the heart

DICV Delivers 50,000th BharatBenz Truck

BharatBenz celebrates an important milestone with the customer handover of its 50,000th truck, which marks an unprecedented ramp-up in the Indian commercial vehicle industry. The vehicle, a 4928 TT tractor from the all-new BharatBenz heavy-duty range, was presented at a regional brand event in Hyderabad. Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and

Leading OEM Selects Tata Elxsi’s ‘AUTONOMAI’ Driverless Car Platform

Tata Elxsi, a global design and technology services company and a leader for automotive electronics and software development, announced the licensing of its advanced autonomous vehicle middleware platform ‘AUTONOMAI’ to one of the world’s top 5 automotive OEMs for their driverless car R&D. The AUTONOMAI™ platform provides carmakers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers with a

Daimler and BAIC signs framework agreement

In the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Daimler AG and its Chinese partner BAIC Group today signed a framework agreement on further strengthening their strategic collaboration through investments for New Energy Vehicles in China. Hubertus Troska, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Greater

Debutant Jeep Compass Rolls Off Assembly Line In Ranjangaon, India

Jeep® Compass, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India’s first locally-produced sport-utility vehicle (SUV), officially rolled off the assembly line today at the company’s Ranjangaon plant. The start of production sees India joining China, Brazil and Mexico as a manufacturing and export hub for the Jeep Compass, the most capable compact SUV ever.  Ranjangaon will be the

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