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Volkswagen: bigger share of Navistar

Volkswagen: bigger share of Navistar

Volkswagen has bought a significant number of shares of Navistar last month, US sources say. The German automaker, keen to create a globally operating truck manufacturing division, teamed up with Navistar in September last year. Now, VW increases it’s share to 17% of the Navistar total. The truck division of Volkswagen consists of MAN, Scania,…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen do Brasil ceases production of legendary Titan

Volkswagen do Brasil ceases production of legendary Titan

In Brazil, Volkswagen has stopped production of the iconic truck that was the backbone of Brazilian roadtransport for decades, the Volkswagen Titan. This truck is easy recogniseable from it’s modest, outdated Volkswagen LT-cab, a cab meant for a van. In Europe, old VW LT’s have become really rare. In Brazil however, complete generations of truckdrivers…Continue Reading

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International RH Series

International RH Series

International Trucks launched the new RH Series, a new Class 8 regional-haul tractor at the 2017 ExpoCam truck show. The RH Series trucks are equipped with the International A26 12.4L engine. A very familiar engine that we know as the MAN D26 engine. International is now partly in the hands of the Volkswagen Group and…Continue Reading

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International back in Australia with .. Iveco

International back in Australia with .. Iveco

American truckbrand International has been away from the Australian market but now there is an agreement that Iveco gets the rights to sell them Down Under. That is what we learn from BIGRIGS.COM, and that is a bit of a suprise since the Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group has a minority share in International. Both…Continue Reading

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VW Constellation on CNG

VW Constellation on CNG

Volkswagen has introduced a CNG version of the VW Constellation 24.280. This biggest VW truck ever, introduced six years ago was presented now with a CNG system. Estimates for the prototype is a 20% reduction in nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions compared with certifiable diesel engines in Brazil. The CNG system should be compliant with…Continue Reading

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Navistar Supertruck CataLIST: Double efficiency

Navistar Supertruck CataLIST: Double efficiency

Navistarannounched their SuperTruck demonstration vehicle, CatalIST last wednesday. This truck achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 104 percent and that is more than double the 50 percent goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its SuperTruck program. Against a 2009 base line model truck, the CatalIST Supertruck achieved a fuel economy of 13 miles…Continue Reading

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Volkswagen buys share in Navistar

Volkswagen buys share in Navistar

Volkswagen Truck & Bus Holding seeks expansion of it’s activities on the US market. Sources confirm that VW intends to buy a 16,6% stake in US truck manufacturer Navistar. VW intends to pay 256 million dollars in this transaction. Recently appointed CEO Andreas Renschler, formerly working at arch rival Daimler, intends to broaden the scope…Continue Reading

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New Volkswagen Crafter

New Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen has published the first photo’s of the new Crafter van. There will be 4 different body’s, 3 lengths and 3 hights available. The new Crafter comes with front- rear- or all wheel drive. VW is talking about a completely new 2.0 liter diesel TDI engine with an output of 102 up to 177 Hp.…Continue Reading

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Schmitz Cargobull bodybuilder for new Crafter

Schmitz Cargobull bodybuilder for new Crafter

Schmitz Cargobull is going to build body’s for the new VW Crafter chassis-cab models. The German trailerbuilder has formed a new company by the name Truckbody GmbH. This company is going to build the boxes in Berlin. Schmitz is planning to build furniture boxes and isolated body’s for the new Crafter vans. The plan is…Continue Reading

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New Volkswagen Crafter

New Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen has released first pictures of the new Crafter. The heaviest van of Volkswagen will be built in a brandnew plant in Poland, just outside of Poznan. The new van will have a brother with an MAN badge, soon to be unveiled as well. This MAN will be called the TGE, and we expect this…Continue Reading

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