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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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Hondas vision for introduction of electric powertrains in Europe

Honda Motor Europe’s president and COO, Katsushi Inoue, has revealed key details of the company’s ‘electric vision’. Speaking at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Inoue outlined Honda’s commitment to an electric vehicle future in Europe, with the aim to have electrified powertrains in two thirds of European cars sold by 2025.

Said Inoue-san, “We will leverage Honda’s global R&D resources to accelerate the introduction of a full portfolio of advanced, electrified powertrains for the European customer.”

The OEM’s focus on electrification in Europe will initially be driven by a roll-out of hybrid technology across its vehicle range. The first new hybrid model, which will feature Honda’s two-motor hybrid system, will go on sale in 2018.

The company will also make plug-in hybrid, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles commercially available to European customers.

Written by John O'Brien

8 March 2017


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