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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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In light of Fisker's solid-state battery breakthrough and claims of a one minute charge time, will this electric vehicle technology development kick-start mass BEV uptake? 

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PSA and Dongfeng strengthen strategic partnership

PSA Group and Dongfeng Motors have strengthened their existing strategic partnership with the announcement of the new "5A+" medium-term plan for Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA).

Carlos Tavares and Zhu Yanfeng, the respective chairmen of DPCA's two company shareholders, signed an agreement to design an electric version of the Common Modular Platform (CMP), which they have been developing jointly since April 2015.

This future electric platform (e-CMP) will deliver a worldwide offering of all-electric, high-performance B and C segment vehicles for the Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Dongfeng brands from 2019.

PSA Group and DFM also signed a framework Human Resources agreement designed to increase synergies to develop talent internationally.

In practical terms, the agreement will provide for temporary employee exchanges between operational teams in the fields of research & development, marketing, manufacturing, finance and human resources. Best practices will also be shared in each area of HR to identify potential areas of cooperation. For PSA Group, the agreement goes hand in hand with its Push to Pass strategic plan and serves to address a number of human resources challenges. 

"The future e-CMP platform is a key milestone in our partnership with Dongfeng,” explained Carlos Tavares, chairman of PSA Group's managing board. “It will speed up the worldwide development of both of our groups, while helping us to reach the strict carbon objective set for 2020”.

May 11, 2016

11 May 2016


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