New VW Crafter interior

New VW Crafter interior

Later this year both Volkswagen and MAN will present their new vans. At VW the name is going to be Crafter, at MAN it is going to be named TGE. Today we found the first photo of the dashboard of the Volkswagen and that looks rather promissing.Continue Reading

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FPT presents 400 Hp CNG engine at Beijing Bus and Truck Show

FPT presents 400 Hp CNG engine at Beijing Bus and Truck Show

FPT Industrial, market leader and innovator of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines, extends its range of on-road alternative fuel solutions with the first real 9 liter diesel equivalent at the Beijing Bus and Truck Show, from the 23rd to the 26th of May, 2016. The new Cursor 9 CNG, based on the Best in Class…Continue Reading

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Mack Granite:  standard with Crawler mDRIVE – I-Shift

Mack Granite: standard with Crawler mDRIVE – I-Shift

The Mack Granite trucks now come standard with the new mDRIVE HD 13-Speed gearbox. Now that is the Mack name for the I-Shift Crawler gearbox as we know it in Europe. Her is the official release of Mack: GREENSBORO, NC (May 9, 2016) – In response to increasing customer demand, Mack Trucks today announced its…Continue Reading

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Volvo I-Torque is not forgotten

Volvo I-Torque is not forgotten

Volvo lauched the I-Torque system in 2013 but the only thing that was realy lauches was the I-Shift Dual Clutch. That was one important piece of the I-Torque puzzle but now it looks like the other pieces were also found. On the USA website of Volvo we found the information that the 2017 models will…Continue Reading

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New Ural prototype

New Ural prototype

Now here is a very modern looking Ural 8×4 truck. The Russian truckbrand is working on a new series of trucks. www.trucksplanet.com  says this new truck is based on Chinese components like the suspension, cab and transmission that is combined with a Russian frame and the Russian YaMZ engine.Continue Reading

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Autonomous Volvo mining truck

Autonomous Volvo mining truck

Volvo Group has presented the first self-driving mining truck. The truck is part of a research and developement programm on autonomous vehicles with the focus on mining. Volvo is especting highere productivity and improved safety. The project is a cooperation between Volvo Group and Saab. The Volvo FMX tipper truck kan drive, navigate and unload…Continue Reading

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