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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 This truck is easy recogniseable from it’s modest, outdated Volkswagen LT-cab, a cab meant for a van.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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Mercedes stops production Atron in Brazil

Mercedes stops production Atron in Brazil

Mercedes-benz has stopped the production of the bonneted trucks in Brazil. After Scania and Volvo Mercedes was the last to produce bonneted trucks in a country that was build by trucks of that type. The last Atron trucks had a Euro-5 engine under the hood. The cab was an evolution of the European Ecoliner cab.…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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Actros MP3 for Brazil

Actros MP3 for Brazil

Mercedes-Benz is launching a new model Actros in Brazil. The South American markets don’t get the latest version of the Actros as we know it, but an update of the previous model. Let’s call it the MP3 model. There are three types, all with the OM460LA six in line engine with the Powershift transmission. The…Continue Reading

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Military version of VW Worker

The Volkswagen factory in Resende, Brazil, manufacturer of VW and MAN trucks and buses, will produce more than 100,000 Volkswagen Constellation trucks for defense departments in 2014. The armed forces of Brazil already use earlier versions of the Volkswagen Worker 4×4 and 6×4. VW Constellation 31.320 is the first 6×6 military truck made in Brazil, which…Continue Reading

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New Ford Cargo 'Light' for Brazil

Ford will be introducing two new lightweight models of the Cargo at the commercial motor show Fenatran in Brazil. The Cargo – 816 and 1119 are restyled with a new grille, headlights and bumper. Also there is a new steering wheel and dashboard with trip computer, power windows and seats with air suspension. The new Ford Cargo 816…Continue Reading

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Daimler invests heavily in Brazil

On the occasion of the 19th international transport exhibition “Fenatran”, which was held in São Paulo, Brazil, Daimler Trucks is announcing a new millions-heavy investment package for the commercial vehicle plants of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil. This happens right after the first Brazilian assembled DAF truck left the brand new Paccar assembly plant in Ponta Grossa. Daimler plans to…Continue Reading

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Daimler sells 2884 trucks in Brazil

Mercedes has agreed to deliver no less than 2884 construction trucks to the Ministery of Agricultural Affairs in Brazil. The trucks feature the old Ecoliner cab and are badged ‘Atron’. They are equipped with three axles and they look relatively simple, as has to be the case in vast areas with not too many roads…Continue Reading

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Extra heavy duty Ford for Brazil

Ford has introduced an extra heavy duty version of the new Cargo for the Brazilian market. The truck has a capacity of 54 ton. With this truck, Ford will begin to compete in the extra heavy-duty segment, which is new for the brand, and will complement its commercial vehicle lineup – already one of Brazil’s…Continue Reading

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