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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

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The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show 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.


Ford’s F150 pickup gets its first diesel motor

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Developed by the powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine for super duty trucks, the all-new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke unit promises 250ps, 440 lb-ft of torque, and an anticipated 5175kg of towing capacity.


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Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA) announces plans to build fourth car plant

To support the strong growth in its unit sales, DPCA has signed an agreement with the city of Chengdu for the construction of its fourth production facility in China. Work will get underway in the second half of the year, with the first car scheduled to roll off the new assembly lines in late 2016.

With total capacity eventually reaching 300,000 vehicles a year, DPCA’s fourth plant will build Dongfeng Citroën and Dongfeng Peugeot and Fengshen-badged SUVs and MPVs.

DPCA’s current production base comprises three plants in Wuhan, which are running on two shifts for a total potential capacity of 750,000 units a year. With the fourth plant, production capacity will be lifted to 1 million units a year in 2016.

The company’s full-year objective for 2014 is to sell more than 650,000 vehicles in China.

Last March, Dongfeng and PSA Peugeot Citroën signed a global strategic partnership with the objective of selling 1.5 million vehicles by 2020.

9 July 2014


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