суббота, 19 мая 2018 г.

Ford Reveals Rally-Inspired Van

If you’re tired of never completing your deliveries on time, worry no more. Ford and the M-Sport World Rally Team have the right thing for you. It is called the Ford MS-RT Transit Custom, and it’s what happens when a van loses a bit of weight and takes up running.


The MS-RT is based on the regular Transit Custom, but it has undergone a facelift, which includes a full front bumper and grille replacement with integrated factory fog lamps, extreme front diffuser, sills, wide body arch extensions, rear diffuser and rear spoiler, as well as a smattering of stickers to complete the look.

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Volvo Will Dump Diesel Starting With Next S60 Sedan

Volvo will not offer a diesel in its new S60 sedan, which will be released this spring. The new S60 will be available with a range of four-cylinder gasoline engines as well as two versions of its gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain.


This move comes as Volvo accelerates its shift toward electrified powertrains and away from diesels, which accounted for almost 80 percent of its sales in Europe last year. Diesel sales have taken a hit in Europe because of potential bans on older, more polluting cars with the powertrain and the high cost of improvements to ensure that new diesel vehicles comply with tougher European emissions regulations.

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пятница, 18 мая 2018 г.

2019 Ford Everest – 2.0 Biturbo Diesel: a 10-Speed Car

Ford has unveiled an updated version of its Everest SUV in Australia, bringing a mildly revised look and extra kit. The big change, though, is the introduction of the 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine which was first seen on the Ranger Raptor.


The new EcoBlue mill serves up 213 PS and 500 Nm of torque from just 1,750 Nm. It is paired to a Getrag 10R80 10-speed automatic transmission with a wider ratio span that improves refinement and performance, on and off road. Towing capacity has also increased slightly, from 3,000 to 3,100 kg. This engine and transmission combination results in a combined fuel consumption figure of as low as 6.9 liters per 100km on the Trend 4×2. The old 3.2-liter TDCi Duratorq five e-pot turbodiesel remains a standard fitment on the base Ambiente and Trend.

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Ford Resumes F-150 Production After Extraordinary Efforts

Despite a massive fire at the Meridian Magnesium Products facility in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant will resume F-150 production on Friday, May 17th. Ford officials say that the supply chain for the Super Duty is also restored, which should lead to production restarting at the Kentucky Truck Plant by Monday, May 21st. The Kansas City Assembly Plant is also scheduled to resume work by May 21st.


After the May 2nd fire, Ford teams addressed safety concerns and restored electricity as quickly as they could. Their goal was to retrieve and relocate tools so production could resume, and the impact of the stalled plants could be reduced to minimum. The teams removed 19 dies (tools that are used to cut and shape material using a press) from Meridian’s fire-damaged plant. They moved an 87,000 lbs. die from Eaton Rapids, Michigan to Nottingham, U.K. in 30 hours, while in normal circumstances this procedure would take 10 days.

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среда, 16 мая 2018 г.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV: Company's First Plug-In Hybrid

Subaru announced its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, and it will come in the form of its third-best-selling car, the Crosstrek. This is fitting in a couple ways: it’s a quick selling vehicle and the Crosstrek was the model used for Subaru’s first conventional hybrid, introduced for the 2014 model year. The company did not reveal any photos yet.


The Crosstrek PHEV will also have something in common with the Subaru BRZ in the sense that it will benefit from Toyota’s technology. The company said that the hybrid system comes from Toyota. The crossover, like many other PHEVs, will be capable of driving in full-EV mode and in conventional hybrid mode. The company hasn’t announced yet how much range it will have.

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Keyless Cars Caused Dozens of Deaths in the US

A report made by New York Times found that dozens of people have been poisoned by carbon monoxide since 2006 after failing to turn off the ignition on their keyless cars. More exactly, 28 of them died and 45 others suffered injuries.


More than half of the vehicles sold annually in the US now have keyless ignitions. The keyless ignition system consists of a device that is carried by the driver, allowing him to start the car with a press of a button linked to the fob. If the key fob is not detected the car will not start. However, if the car has been started it will continue to run even if the device is removed from the vehicle.

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вторник, 15 мая 2018 г.

Toyota Presents Production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Sora

Toyota began in Japan production and sales of its hydrogen fuel cell buses called Sora that share technology with Mirai. Same as with other fuel cell vehicles, production volume is very small, Toyota announced that 100 units will be delivered in the Tokyo metropolitan area by 2020 for the Olympic games.


Sora is equipped with two FC stacks 114 kW each that provide electricity for the two 113 kW AC synchronous electric motors. For the small drive battery, Toyota still uses NiMH. The 34.5 feet long bus fits 79 people (22 seated, 56 standing, and the driver). The range on 10 tanks of hydrogen (600 liters working at 70 Mpa nominal pressure) is comparable to conventional buses.

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