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Jaguar details the technology behind the I-Pace

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Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

Toyota details its new Dynamic Force engine

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The Japanese OEM has revealed its all-new powertrain system which is set to be installed in 80% of Toyota vehicles by 2023. Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, the technology will feature a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 6-speed manual transmission and a 2.0-liter hybridized engine unit.

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As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


Peugeot confirms major Indian investment

Peugeot has continued with its global growth expansion program after the French car maker unveiled plans to construct an engine and transmissions manufacturing facility in India.

Under the agreement framework with the State of Gujarat, Peugeot will invest Euro 650 million on a 600-acre site in the heart of the rapidly developing Sanand automotive cluster in Western India. The car maker plans to build a cutting edge vehicle manufacturing facility integrating body, paint and assembly operations with an initial capacity of 170,000 vehicles per year with options for further expansion. In addition, an engine and gearbox plant using the latest and most advanced powertrain technologies will help constitute a fully fledged modern industrial automotive facility. This investment will directly add up to 5,000 new jobs to the automobile hub and also create further economic and employment opportunities through an extensive supplier park adjacent to the site to provide the company with necessary parts and services. The first locally produced Peugeot car is expected in 2014.

During the signature ceremony, Philippe Varin, PSA chairman, said: “We are proud to announce this new milestone in Peugeot’s continued global expansion and to have chosen to grow our Indian roots in the State of Gujarat. We view India as one of the most important and dynamic markets in the world, with forecasts of it becoming the third largest automotive market by 2020. Gujarat offers a proactive business friendly environment, excellent infrastructure and is geographically well-positioned to cater to passenger car markets across India.”

5 September 2011


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