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Fiat Chrysler electrifies the Ram 1500 truck

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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

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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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2017 Chevrolet Cruze achieves highest non-hybrid EPA rating

Chevrolet's 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan has officially achieved an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52mpg; the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/ non-EV in America. Based upon the EPA highway estimate, Cruze Diesel with the six-speed manual transmission delivers an estimated range of up to 702 highway miles on one tank of diesel fuel.

"Chevrolet is dedicated to offering customers a wide range of propulsion options. We know there are customers looking for the right combination of fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, fuel type and more. With the EPA-estimated 52-mpg highway Cruze Diesel Sedan, they can get it all," said Steven Majoros, director of Chevrolet Marketing.

The 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan features a new Ecotec 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine offering an SAE-certified 137hp (102kW) and 240lb-ft of torque (325Nm). Cruze Diesel passed all stringent U.S. environmental standards and validation, including Tier 3 Bin 125 emissions standards.

Buyers will be able to option their Cruze Diesel Sedans with either a standard six-speed manual or a new, optional Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic transmission that includes fuel-saving stop/start technology.

In addition to its segment-leading EPA-estimated 52mpg highway fuel economy, Cruze Diesel with the six-speed manual returns an EPA-estimated city mileage of 30mpg, resulting in 37mpg combined. Cruze Diesel with the nine-speed automatic achieves an EPA-estimated highway economy of up to 47mpg and 31 city mpg, which results in 37mpg combined.

2 March 2017


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