Truck & Bus News Releases

  • Volkswagen Group makes a good start to 2014

    First-quarter sales revenue up 2.7 percent year-on-year to EUR 47.8 billion (EUR 46.6 billion) Operating profit rises by 0.5 billion to EUR 2.9 billion despite ongoing challenging environment Net liquidity in Automotive Division remains high at EUR 17.7 billion The Volkswagen Group has made a good start to fiscal year…

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  • All-new GMC Canyon brings safety firsts to midsize trucks

    Active safety technologies and patent-pending child restraint safety feature When the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon launches this fall, it will not only bring a full payload of midsize truck segment-leading capabilities, but segment safety firsts including a patent-pending child safety feature. Smaller jump seats found in extended cab midsize trucks may have…

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  • The launch of New Master continues the renewal of Renault’s LCV range

    New Renault Master is being premiered at the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show which opens today in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Renault’s large van will be available with new Twin Turbo engines. Although more powerful (up to 165hp), they will return lower fuel consumption with savings of up to 1.5 litres/100km*. The new…

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  • FTA welcomes HGV funding in government’s ultra low emission vehicle support package

    The Freight Transport Association is pleased that the freight sector has been identified as a recipient in the government’s £500 million funding package for ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) announced today (29 April). Previously HGVs had not been supported in this scheme.  The association has been arguing for the need for financial…

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  • Philippe Lebeau, Research Associate, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, confirmed as speaker at Automotive World Megatrends Europe ’14

    Philippe Lebeau, Research Associate, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, has been confirmed as speaker at Automotive World Megatrends Europe 14, taking place on September 10-11, 2014. Philippe Lebeau is conducting a PhD on the electrification of urban freight transport since 2012. After graduating from a Master in Management Sciences at the Louvain School of…

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  • Ben Kraaijenhagen, VP, Head of Group Division Product Strategy and Requirements, MAN Truck & Bus confirmed for Automotive World Megatrends Europe ’14

    Ben Kraaijenhagen, VP, Head of Group Division Product Strategy and Requirements, MAN Truck & Bus has been confirmed as a speaker in the Powertrain Innovation session at Automotive World Megatrends Europe 14, taking place on September 10-11, 2014. Kraaijenhagen will look at the key breakthroughs in commercial vehicle powertrain technology that will lead…

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  • Navistar increasing production in second half of year

    Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced today that it is increasing its production rates at its heavy truck assembly plant in Escobedo, Mexico, as well as its bus assembly plant in Tulsa, Okla. “Clearly, we’re seeing some positive trends in the industry, but more importantly, we’re seeing good customer response to our…

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  • Sustainability − an important aspect of Scania’s business strategy

    Launched today, Scania’s 2013 online sustainability report highlights the importance sustainability has for the company’s long-term business success. Scania’s stated goal is to be the leader in sustainable transport solutions. By taking a holistic view of Scania’s role in mobility and the logistics flow, Scania can create greater value for…

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  • FHI announces production, Japan sales and export results for March 2014 and FY2014 (Flash Report)

    < March 2014 > March 2014 Jan-Mar 2014 Units 2014 vs 2013 Units ’14 vs ’13 Domestic Production *1 ★ 62,069 +11.2% First y/y increase in 2 months 167,625 +6.4% Overseas Production *2 15,884 -4.9% Decreased y/y for 11th consecutive month 43,809 -11.4% Global Production Total ★ 77,953 +7.5% First y/y increase…

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  • Wissmann: Truck manufacturers need more flexibility for aerodynamic optimisation

    Today the European Parliament passed amendments to Directive 96/53 governing the dimensions and weights of commercial vehicles. Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), commented: “The vote by the European Parliament is basically a step in the right direction. The changes that have been passed…

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  • Volvo Trucks in Asia, to introduce new range in May

    Volvo Trucks will introduce its new truck range to Asia over a 2-week event in Seoul, South Korea, in mid-May. With the launch of the renewed offer, Volvo Trucks aims at strengthening its leading position in the premium truck market in Asia Pacific. In an exclusive interview with CNBC Asia…

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  • Hino Motors starts production in Malaysia

    Hino Motors Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (HMMMY), the Malaysian manufacturing subsidiary of Hino Motors, Ltd., held a line-off ceremony to celebrate the start of production at its new plant on April 17. Present at the simple ceremony were executives from UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd. and Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.,…

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  • Mercedes-Benz at the 2014 CV show

    Mercedes-Benz is once again making its presence felt at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, with an all-encompassing stand ranging from the Citan small city van, through to the new Arocs SLT 4-Axle heavy haulage tractor unit. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 29 April to 1 May 2014, Mercedes-Benz is…

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