Truck & Bus

  • Norway: Volvo receives order for 12 hybrid buses

    Norwegian bus operator Nettbuss has ordered 12 parallel hybrid buses from Volvo for service in Norway, making it the first company in the Nordic region to implement the hybrid technology commercially, according to Volvo. The OEM’s hybrid buses boast improved fuel economy of up to 30%. Of the total 12…

    Read More »
  • Czech Republic: Industry records flat sales in December

    Data published by the Czech Republic’s Car Importers Association (CIA) shows that the country’s automotive industry recorded flat sales in December 2009, compared with the corresponding month a year earlier. Total new vehicle registrations, including two-wheelers, trailers and tractors, stood at 18,869 units last month, while 18,870 new vehicles were…

    Read More »
  • US: Mahindra eyes Navistar plant for pick-up assembly

    Pawan Goenka, the president of Mahindra & Mahindra’s automotive division, has confirmed that the company is considering assembling pick-ups at a Navistar plant in the US. The Wall Street Journal, citing comments by Goenka in an interview with Dow Jones, reports that a final decision on the matter is expected

    Read More »
  • India: Eicher reports rise in December sales

    VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), the 50:50 joint venture between Eicher Motors and Volvo Trucks in India, has reported sales of 2,665 Eicher branded trucks and buses in December 2009, compared with 748 units a year ago. This was comprised of 2,378 domestic sales, up 374% year-on-year, and a 17% rise

    Read More »
  • Articles

    Retraction: Navistar delays MaxxForce 7 for Capacity

    Following the publication of ‘Navistar delays MaxxForce 7 for Capacity’ on 5 January, Navistar has clarified certain inaccurate statements: “We delivered MaxxForce 7 engines to Capacity of Texas in August 2009 and our MaxxForce 7 programme is on track. Capacity of Texas is satisfied with the engines they’ve received. We’ll…

    Read More »
  • Articles

    UK: CV sector performs poorly in 2009

    Registrations of new vans (LCVs less than 3.5 tonnes) and trucks (CVs more than 3.5 tonnes) in the UK fell by 20.6% in December 2009 to 16,131 units, dragging total registrations for the full year 2009 down to 221,132 units, a year-on-year decline of 36.2%. Comparatively, the industry accounted for…

    Read More »
  • India: CV manufacturers expect strong sales in 2010

    Accelerating industrial activity and improving consumer credit have given commercial vehicle manufacturers in India an optimistic outlook for 2010. CV companies expect the recent recovery in sales to improve further this year, Reuters has said. In the first eight months of the current fiscal year ending 31 March 2010, sales…

    Read More »
  • India: Daimler Buses shows new coach

    Representing an extension of the existing partnership agreement with Sutlej Motors Ltd in India, Daimler Buses has presented its new three-axle travel coach for the luxury segment at the 10th Auto Expo in New Delhi. The coach comes with an O 500 RSD 2436 chassis from Mercedes-Benz, while the body

    Read More »
  • US: Ford F-Series is top-selling truck for 33rd year

    Ford has announced that for the 33rd year in a row, the company’s F-Series was America’s best-selling truck in 2009, with sales of 413,625 units. The F-Series outsold its nearest truck rival by more than 97,000 units, the largest margin in three years and increased its segment share by four

    Read More »
  • Israel: Navistar Defense secures US$12m deal

    Navistar Defense, part of Navistar International, has secured a new foreign military deal with Israel’s Ministry of Defence, valued at US$12m. Under the contract, Navistar will deliver 114 medium tactical vehicles by June 2010. The vehicles that Navistar will deliver to Israel are based on its commercial International WorkStar or…

    Read More »
  • US: DEF availability on target, say suppliers

    Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), the urea solution required by diesel-engined vehicles equipped with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) control of NOx emissions, is now available from 2,800 locations across the US and Canada, according to the North American SCR Stakeholders Group. It asserts that the fluid (known in Europe as AdBlue)

    Read More »
  • Belgium: New car sales drop 11.1%

    New car registrations in Belgium fell by 11.1% in 2009 to 476,194 units, compared with 535,947 cars registered in 2008. This drop was the result of sales declines earlier in the year, which offset the 21.1% increase recorded in December 2009. Registration of new cars rose to 26,449 units last…

    Read More »
  • Australia: Industry posts record December

    Given the low level of automotive sales in December 2008, last month saw the Australian automotive industry post record sales of 88,708 vehicles, up 15.9% compared with 76,510 units sold a year earlier. This boost could, however, only reduce the year-on-year rate of decline for the full year 2009. Last…

    Read More »
Close
Close