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2008-06-19
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Introducing a unique combination of lifting performance and the 360°-swing functionality of an excavator, Volvo Construction Equipment will soon deliver to the market a new product class of pipelaying machines. Developed from a patented adaptation of Volvo excavator machines combined with modern lifting technology, the new pipelayers offer a number of technical advantages over traditional pipelaying dozers with side-based booms.
2008-06-09
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The government, as part of the country’s 10th Five-year plan in 2001, has urged automakers to familiarize themselves with all types of alternative powertrain and alternative fuel technology.
2008-05-28
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BMW is banking on its new 1 Series to open doors for new customers seeking a lower-cost sporty machine with a badge of exclusivity.
2008-05-28
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The Asian market is providing high-volume growth for the motorcycle industry as emerging countries such as Vietnam consume many scooters and low-power cycles. Though these low-end vehicles already boast high fuel-economy ratings, manufacturers are striving to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions with hybrid technologies.
2008-04-25
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Nissan is re-introducing its pickup model formerly known as the Nissan Pickup in Europe. The model was withdrawn when Euro-IV emissions regulations came into effect in 2006, mainly because the rotary injection pump-equipped, YD25 2.5-L, direct-injection, turbodiesel engine could not be readily adapted to meet the latest European emissions regulations. Now the model is powered by a common-rail injection version of the YD25 engine.
2008-04-25
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The Iveco Massif is built by Santana in Spain and powered by an Iveco 3.0-L common-rail diesel. The model is based on the 60-year-old Land Rover; the principal differences between the Defender and the Massif are in the materials, suspension, and powertrain.
2008-04-24
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Mercedes-Benz has launched the third generation of its Actros European heavy-truck range, featuring a series of changes while retaining the same basic cab and V6 and V8 powertrain options. The most significant change is the adoption of the PowerShift 2 twelve-speed automated manual transmission as standard equipment.
2008-04-09
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Maserati has long held a special place within the rarefied world of high-performance premium brands. The company’s latest model, the four-seat GranTurismo (GT) now entering production, continues that position.
2008-03-31
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According to InterRegs, China recently has implemented a new standard, GB 20997-2007, which specifies mandatory fuel-consumption limits for both goods vehicles and buses with a GVW not exceeding 3500 kg.
2008-03-31
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The European Union recently published a draft regulation containing proposed emissions limits for heavy-duty vehicles, known as Euro VI. According to InterRegs, the requirements will be applicable to all goods vehicles with a GVW exceeding 3500 kg and to all passenger vehicles with more than nine seats. 
2008-03-31
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Three variations on a theme, the theme being environmentally responsible cars propelled by advanced powertrain systems. In a nutshell, that describes Chrysler’s intent with the three very different-looking—but technology-wise, somewhat similar—concept vehicles it revealed in January at the NAIAS.
2008-03-31
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When Franz von Holzhausen, Mazda’s North American Director of Design, revved the Furai concept’s 450-hp rotary engine, the company’s NAIAS exhibition stand rumbled, and a sharp cracking sound echoed throughout the hall. “It sounds good, doesn’t it?” von Holzhausen asked as he exited the vehicle to address the crowd.
2008-03-31
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Ford’s Explorer America is the automaker’s first glimpse of how it plans to move the Explorer nameplate onto a smaller, unibody, more fuel efficient crossover-utility (CUV) architecture beginning in 2010.
2008-03-31
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The 9-4X BioPower makes public Saab’s intentions to enter the growing crossover segment. It combines an engine optimized for ethanol with vehicle design elements developed by a team under Anthony Lo, General Motors Europe’s Director of Advanced Design.
2008-03-31
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While critics of Hummer may be quick to call the HX concept an exercise in green washing, such an assessment would be limiting. If anything, the HX represents a potentially wise business move on the part of General Motors, since a production version—perhaps dubbed the H4—would be a worthy competitor to the Jeep Wrangler.
2008-03-31
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The arrival of the LoneStar signals Navistar’s bid to mesh a customized look with an aerodynamic design.
2008-03-31
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The chatter about China-made vehicles being sold in the U.S. has always been in the scope of someday soon, and that someday soon promise looks to become reality later this year.
2008-03-31
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Mercedes-Benz debuted its latest SUV at the 2008 Detroit auto show.
2008-03-31
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Mitsubishi previews possible Eclipse direction with turbodiesel power on display through the top of the hood.
2008-03-31
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"Why can't a minivan look as good as a sports car?" lead exterior designer Joel Baek asked, then answered pointing to the Nissan Forum.
2008-03-31
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At October’s SEMA convention in Las Vegas, Ford kicked off a string of announcements with news that it is now offering customers an affordable, factory-built racecar for those seeking to make inroads to professional racing. The Mustang FR500S is based on a production-line Mustang built on a special assembly line at AutoAlliance International in Flat Rock, MI.
2008-03-31
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Following in the footsteps of the biodiesel-powered EcoJet introduced at last year’s SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) convention in Las Vegas, “Tonight Show” host and green-driving enthusiast Jay Leno used the occasion of this year’s show to introduce the Chevrolet Corvette Z06-inspired C6RS capable of running on E85 ethanol.
2008-02-14
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Kalmar is expanding its lineup of container handling equipment with the launch of the Autoshuttle, an automated self-loading shuttle carrier that can pick, place, and transport containers between ship-to-shore and yard stacking cranes.
2008-01-18
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Boeing and Textron have formed a teaming agreement to compete in the technology demonstration and system development phases and ultimately the production phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program for the U.S.
2008-01-18
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Club Car‘s newest electric vehicle, the Carryall 252 IQ Plus, incorporates a high-output charger and eight 6-volt battery configuration that provides a range of up to 86 mi (140 km) on a single charge.
2008-01-18
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Caterpillar has acquired the assets of Blount’s Forestry Division, and in a separate transaction, six Cat dealers agreed in principle to acquire certain assets of Pioneer Machinery, a distributor of forestry products in the southeastern U.S.
2008-01-18
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Hyster’s upgraded S80-120FT and H80-120FT lines of sit-down, counterbalanced lift trucks combine a robust powertrain with industrial-strength hydraulics, a re-engineered cooling system, and ergonomic features to allow operators to decrease downtime by as much as 30%, according to the company.
2008-01-18
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Designed to provide precision control for fine grading and leveling applications, Kobelco Construction Machinery America’s new SK260LC Acera Mark 8 hydraulic excavator features an innovative intelligent total control system that recognizes the operator’s moves and provides smooth hydraulic response.
2008-01-18
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BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems signed a memorandum of understanding to work collaboratively in support of the U.S. Army’s Heavy Brigade Combat Team modernization plan, which will upgrade, modernize, and achieve commonality on BAE Systems’ family of Bradley fighting vehicles and General Dynamics’ M1 Abrams tanks, the primary vehicles of the Army’s heavy brigades.
2008-01-16
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A completely redesigned hydraulic system has boosted performance and enhanced the multifunctioning capabilities of Deere’s new 700J-Series track feller bunchers. The new hydraulic system features a load-managing system that sends power where it is needed the most, with up to 17% higher flow available to the feller attachment compared to previous models.
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