Truck & Bus News Releases

  • Ashok Leyland bags IRT order for 2,610 buses for Tamilnadu

    Commercial Vehicle major and Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland has bagged an order for 2,610 buses from the Institute of Road Transport, Tamilnadu, the nodal organization that procures buses for all transport corporations in the State. “Ashok Leyland is proud to receive this order and is thankful to Government of…

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  • GAZ Group launched Ural Manufacturing Plant in Kazakhstan

    AZ Group, part of Basic Element, one of Russia’s largest diversified industrial groups, and Kazakh automotive manufacturer SemAZ launched Ural contract manufacturing plant in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The assembly plant in Kazakhstan is the first production site of Ural plant in CIS. Ruslan Zhaksylykov, Commander-in-Chief for Internal Troops of…

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  • UK bus and coach market ends first half of 2013 down 21.3%

    Bus and coach registrations fell 30.6% to 636 units in June. Overall registrations declined 21.3% for the first half of the year to 3,861 units. Converted bus registrations fell 20% to 333 units. “The bus and coach market dropped 30.6% in June this year. Although coaches posted a 12.5% increase…

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  • The last two Renault Magnums roll off the Bourg-en-Bresse production line

    Two weeks after the launch of the new Renault Trucks range in Lyon, the manufacturer is getting ready to turn the page on the Renault Magnum. On 26 June, the keys to the last Magnum were presented to hauliers Robert Chabbert, at the Bourg-en-Bresse site, with a brand-new Renault Trucks…

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  • Half year commercial vehicle volumes grow as June registrations rise

    Total CV registrations were up 7.6% at the year’s halfway point with June volumes rising 4.5%. January-June van registrations were 11.2% ahead of 2012, boosted by a 3.4% rise in the month. While truck demand is 10.4% behind 2012 for the first six months of the year, an 11.7% rise…

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  • Jörn Hasenfuss appointed to Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles responsible for procurement

    Jörn Hasenfuss (52), previously First Vice President & Commercial Executive Vice President of Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd, has been appointed Member of the Management Board for the Procurement Division of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. He follows Rüdiger Koch, hitherto Member of the Board of Management for Procurement at Volkswagen Commercial…

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  • LowCVP study identifies cost-effective options for cutting UK bus emissions

    A wide range of innovative technologies can cut carbon emissions from buses and provide a short-term payback at current fuel prices and subsidy levels according to a new report prepared for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) by Ricardo. The aim of the LowCVP study was to identify a range…

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  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. places 50 year Rs. 500 crore NCDs

    Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), one of India’s leading business groups, today announced that it has successfully placed a NCD series of 50-year maturity for Rs. 500 crore on private placement basis. The NCDs will be unsecured, rated, listed, redeemable at the end of 50th year and will carry a…

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  • ZF receives new major order for 565 city buses in Russia

    More attractive, economical, and at the same time, more environmentally-friendly urban public transport networks (UPTN) can be achieved by combining contemporary commercial vehicle components and the systems expertise of a leading technology company. This is why the Russian public transport authority, Mosgortrans, has ordered 565 new city buses with ZF’s…

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  • Kenworth: Trans Power opens new parts location in Tifton, Georgia

    “Our new location in the Tifton Industrial Park will offer our customers more convenient access to proprietary and aftermarket parts for vocational truck operators and regional haulers as well,” said Ed Birkitt, Trans Power vice president and general manager. “The addition of this location will offer better coverage of our…

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  • Eicher sells 3302 units in June 2013

    The following are the key highlights for June 2013  Eicher branded trucks and buses recorded sales of 3302 units in June 2013 as compared to 4064 units in June 2012, representing a drop of 18.8%. The YTD 2013 calendar year sales of Eicher branded trucks and buses stand at…

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  • Hino Motors carries out groundbreaking ceremony for new factory in Malaysia

    On July 2, Hino Motors Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian manufacturing subsidiary of Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino), held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new factory in Negeri Sembilan. Present were many celebrated guests including Dato’ Haji Abdul Halim bin Haji Abdul Latif, Mayor of Seremban and Nilai, as well…

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  • The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rolls off the assembly line

    First series-produced unit is manufactured at the Düsseldorf plant The new Sprinter features five new safety and assistance systems, including three van firsts Volker Mornhinweg: “The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has once again enabled us to set the bar higher for the van sector.”   After over eight million kilometers of…

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