In just 12 months, the West Midlands-based facility has moved from prototype production to full-scale manufacturing of more than 50,000 engines a year. The center builds the low-emissions Ingenium 2.0L diesel 4-cyl....More
Not satisfied to coast on profits from engine building, Fiat India is revisiting its India car-building and -marketing strategies to match the qualities offered by competitors’ products, President and Managing Director Kevin Flynn says....More
Forget flat-plane cranks – it’s a new spray-in cylinder liner that makes the ’16 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang engine really rock. Plasma Transferred Wire Arc saves weight and space, allowing displacement to grow to 5.2L....More
Opel’s Vienna plant manufactured 534,246 engines, 375,333 5-speed transmissions and 347,209 6-speed transmissions in 2014. The automaker expects similar production volumes for this and next year....More
The Bridgend facility has received a total £1.8 billion investment since it opened in 1980. It builds 4-, 6- and 8-cyl. engines at a rate of 3,400 units a day, or one every 24 seconds off the busiest line....More
Volkswagen has commissioned Nemak, one of its global parts suppliers, to manufacture cylinder blocks and cylinder-head components at its Ulyanovsk plant for export mainly to European Union markets....More
Some analysts speculate China’s refusal to certify the LG Chem and Samsung SDI battery packs is a response to South Korea’s decision to deploy the U.S.-built Terminal High-Altitude Aerial Defense missile system to guard the country against attacks by China....More
Drawing heritage cues from the first civilian Dodge off-roader introduced in 1946, the '17 Ram Power Wagon picks up design cues from the Ram 1500 Rebel and strength from a heavy-duty chassis and 6.4L V-8 hitched to a Borg Warner transfer case and beefy solid axles front and rear.
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