Powertrain

Valeo says Audi will use its supercharger to reduce lag and save fuel

April 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Valeo says other automakers likely will follow Audi in using its electric supercharger that boosts an engine's acceleration while also saving fuel. The supplier said Audi will launch a production car with the supercharger next year....
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Daimler will upgrade key German plant for fuel-efficient engines, fuel cells

March 18, 2015 22:23 CET

Daimler will invest billions of euros to modernize its powertrain factory in Untertuerkheim, near Stuttgart. The plant will become a center of competence for fuel-efficient engines, hybrid drivertrains and the production of fuel cell systems....
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BEST PRACTICES

Maine store's free tires bring customers back

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Stanley Subaru gives its new-vehicle buyers a benefit it calls "Tires for Life."...
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Toyota to invest $126M to expand powertrain operations, consolidate vehicle development in Mich.

11:10 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014

Toyota said today that it will invest $126 million to expand its powertrain operations in Ann Arbor, Mich., and consolidate vehicle development operations at a new facility in nearby York Township, Mich....
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Audi cuts refreshed A1's CO2 to less than 100g/km

Dec. 12, 2014 06:01 CET

Audi has reduced the A1's CO2 emissions to below 100 grams per kilometer by adding three-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines to the subcompact's powertrain lineup as part of the car's mid-cycle refresh....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How to get the U.S. into diesels

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014

European automakers and suppliers have been trying for years to get U.S. drivers excited about diesels. Experience has proved that a test drive can be a deal-maker....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How to get the U.S. into diesels

8:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014

European automakers and suppliers have been trying for years to get U.S. drivers excited about diesels. Experience has proved that a test drive can be a deal-maker....
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Audi makes Q3 greener to keep lead over BMW X1

Nov. 27, 2014 11:34 CET

The Audi Q3 will get more efficient powertrains with technology such as the crossover's first use of fuel-saving cylinder deactivation as part of its mid-cycle refresh. Audi starts European sales of the revised Q3 in February....
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Mazda to offer unlimited mileage warranty in Canada

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014

Mazda Motor Corp. will offer an unlimited mileage warranty to consumers who buy or lease a vehicle in Canada beginning with the 2015 model year, the automaker said today....
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Continental remains upbeat on 2014 profit target despite powertrain unit writedown

Nov. 4, 2014 13:47 CET

Continental's third-quarter profit fell 6 percent as the supplier took a writedown in its powertrain unit, but the company said it could still beat its profit target this year....
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Chevy's marketing push for Colorado calls for precision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

The strategy for a Chevrolet Silverado marketing launch is pretty straightforward: Target current owners in the loyalty-heavy segment....
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BEST PRACTICES

Maine store's free tires bring customers back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Stanley Subaru gives its new-vehicle buyers a benefit it calls "Tires for Life."...
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JLR intensifies efforts to meet tough EU CO2 target

Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will “turn over every stone” including launching plug-in hybrids to bring its high average CO2 emissions down to an EU-approved level by 2021, JLR head of product development Wolfgang Ziebart said....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Tough European CO2 targets will help keep region's fuel-efficiency lead

Aug. 7, 2014 06:01 CET

Europe automakers are speeding up the introduction of alternative fuel powertrains in a bid to cut CO2 emissions ahead of tougher limits planned by the European Union....
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INTERACTIVE

Volkswagen, Renault are Europe's engine plant leaders

Aug. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe's Guide to Powertrains shows the 83 locations where 19 automakers and suppliers produce the engines and transmissions that help drive the auto industry in Europe....
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More power to the redesigned Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

Ford Motor Co. last week finally answered the two questions Mustang fans have wondered about all year: weight and power....
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THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS

Valeo boosts its N.A. r&d with hundreds of engineers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

French supplier Valeo SA is hiring hundreds of engineers in North America and is opening an office in Silicon Valley....
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Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid to get 400 hp

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

Volvo has released powertrain figures on the redesigned XC90 mid-sized crossover due to be unveiled in Sweden in August and expected to go on sale in the United States in the first quarter....
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Audi refreshes A7/S7 with sharper lines, powertrain upgrades

6:33 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2014

Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup....
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Audi reveals new A7/S7 with sharper looks, revised powertrains

May 27, 2014 12:33 CET

Audi has revealed the redesigned A7 and S7 fastback sedans, with both cars receiving a sharper look all around as well as a revised powertrain lineup....
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