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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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VW Amarok V6

VW Amarok V6

Volkswagen introduced the new Amarok with the 3 liter V6 diesel engine. This will be the new standard engine for Europe and Euro-6 markets. The new Amarok comes first with 163, 204 and 224 Hp. Later a smaller version of the V6 will be launched with about 120 Hp.Continue Reading

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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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