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Fiat Chrysler electrifies the Ram 1500 truck


Unveiled at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the 2019 Ram 1500 has shed 100kg and added e-torque power. Available with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 or a second-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, the 1500 uses mild-hybrid capability to recapture energy during deceleration to enable start/stop function as well as short-duration torque addition.

Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class


The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show in the USA this month in G550 form. Completely redeveloped and fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine offering 427ps and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm to 4,750rpm, despite near-identical looks to its predecessor plenty has changed for the Mercedes-Benz SUV.

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Volvo almost doubles production of the V60 plug-in hybrid

Volvo is ramping up production of its V60 plug-in diesel hybrid by 90% to cope with strong demand for the car across Europe.
The increased demand, especially in Holland, Belgium and Italy, means that plug-in hybrid production at Volvo’s Torslanda plant in Sweden will be increased continuously from 150 to 282 units per week. Volvo will produce 7,600 plug-in hybrids in 2013, while the 2014 target is 10,000 units.
"We are exceptionally pleased that the V60 plug-in hybrid has received such a fantastic reception among consumers," said Volvo’s Peter Mertens, senior vice president, R&D. "Since the plug-in hybrid has been integrated into the established production flow together with other car models, we have the flexibility to quickly adapt to the increasing demand."
With strong demand in the UK, 2014 will see an increase to around 300 production slots, many of which are expected to be allocated by the end of 2013 as this year's quota gets sold and sales lead times extend beyond the end of the year.
The driver of the V60 plug-in hybrid selects the required driving mode via three buttons in the dashboard that gives the car three entirely different temperaments: pure, hybrid or power.
In the default hybrid mode, the carbon dioxide emissions are 48g/km. The driver can also choose to cover up to 50km on pure electric power – or use the combined capacity of the diesel engine and electric motor to put out up to 218+71ps and 440+200Nm of torque.
The Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid is the result of cooperation between Volvo and the Swedish electricity supplier Vattenfall. The two companies have financed the development project jointly.

22 May 2013


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