April 11th, 2011 | Airstream
Airstream RVs is an RV manufacturing company which produces some of the most unique and innovative touring coaches and travel trailer models. This company was founded by Wally Byam with the aim of building the most perfect model of the travel trailer, almost 70 years earlier. Today their travel trailers are known for being streamlined, light weight as well as fuel efficient, while their touring coaches feature advanced engineering and unsurpassed luxury.
The Airstream Interstate RV boasts of the unique design and quality of Airstream, in combination with the luxury, control and comfort of the Mercedes Benz. These Airstream RVs can comfortably seat 8 passengers. This coach includes a bathroom, a kitchen, a convertible sleeping area, as well as ultraleather rich bucket seats which swivel to provide [...]
April 7th, 2011 | News
Fiat aims to increase its stake in the Chrysler Group to 30% in the following weeks, after it will clear two of the U.S. government obstacles which are linked with receiving of increased holding. Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler’s CEO, plans to retail Chrysler vehicles under the Fiat name in the Brazilian market, in a bid to reach their first goal of making 90% Fiat dealers in Latin America offer vehicles from Chrysler.
This plan will allow Chryler’s CEO to side step the negotiations of Chrysler contracts with dealers as well as avoid costs of introducing a new brand in Brazil, where currently Fiat has the biggest market share. Fiat recently met Chrysler’s second demand for $1.5bn revenue as Fiat had a stake in Chrysler.
Fiat currently owns a 25 per cent stake in Chrysler. It will [...]
April 4th, 2011 | Iveco
Iveco trucks are an Italian manufacturer of diesel engines, trucks and buses, located in Turin. This company began as a coalition of European vehicle manufacturers in 1975, which included Fiat, who dominated the group. The Iveco 110 was a 4×4 military cargo drop side truck. These trucks had steel composition bodies as well as dropsides. They were also equipped with differential locking.
You could also choose between the optional mounted winches chassis. The Iveco 110 truck had a wheel base of 4200mm, and a GVWR of 23,600 kg. The weight of the front axle of this truck is 14,700 kg while the weight of the rear axle is 27,200 kg. This 4×4 truck is powered by a diesel Deutz 6 cylinder engine, which has a displacement of 373 cu. in, and is turbocharged and intercooled, paired with a six [...]
April 1st, 2011 | News
Volvo Corp. recently announced that they plan to hire around 1,200 new employees as well as expand their capacity at their European factories baking on the strong worldwide demand. Most of the employees, they plan on hiring are product development engineers.
The CEO for Volvo, Stefan Jacoby, said that the car manufacturer expects to sell a significant number of cars this year in comparison to last year following a downturn which affected car manufacturers badly.
Early in the year, Jacoby had said that Volvo would be switching from defensive to offensive mode. This is part of the manufacturer’s aim for boosting worldwide volume from 800,000 vehicles per year by the year 2020, if not sooner from the 373,525 vehicles produced in the year 2010.
The company will need to recruit 1,000 new employees [...]
March 28th, 2011 | Cadillac
Cadillac is an American luxury brand, which is also among the oldest in America. Founded in 1902, they were the first to start mass production of automobiles. While they mostly produce cars, they also dabbled in the pick up truck market, by bringing out a crossover truck in the Escalade series.
Cadillac Escalade is a luxury SUV model, which was their first foray into the SUV segment. This SUV was introduced as a 1999 model, in a bid to compete with the Japanese and German competitors that had started to flood the U.S. markets. After 10 months since the project for creating this SUV, was approved, the SUV went into production, which gives an idea of the competiton Cadillac was then facing.
The Cadillac Escalade is in fact so popular, that according to Institute for highway loss data, it is the [...]
March 24th, 2011 | News
An independent company dealing in waste management, B&M Waste Services continues to expand their fleet of Volvo trucks with their purchase of the new Volvo FM Trucks, after the last purchase of Volvo trucks last year in October. This new FM-370 is an 8×2, truck that loads from the rear end and has a rear steer.
This truck is also available with an automated I-Shift gear box. The truck that they have purchased to add to their fleet is of a day cab configuration. Mounted on Volvo’s own chassis is a Farid RCV 30 cu m body, with a technology by Euro-5 SCR and also features the driving package.
This waste managing company purchased the rear steer 8×2 chassis as compared to the usually industry standard of 6×2 chassis’ as they are comparable to existing REL rear steer’s [...]
March 21st, 2011 | Dodge
Dodge trucks are popular as manufacturers of light weigh pick up trucks. This company is a part of the Chrysler Group and is sold in around 60 countries and territories around the world. Apart from light duty pick trucks, this company also manufactures SUV’s and vans.
The Dodge 350 was manufactured in the year 1993. It was a diesel powered pick up truck mostly available with a diesel 6 cylinder 5.9 liter engine. These Dodge trucks feature a suspension type of 10 leaf springs. For safety features, this Dodge model was equipped with an air bag.
The Dodge 350 was available in many trip options to choose from. This pick up truck had a manual transmission and was a 4 wheel drive. Some of the standard features of this truck included dual rear wheels, power steering, vinyl seating, an ABS for [...]
March 17th, 2011 | News
The worldwide competition and service personnel and mechanics training program held by the Volvo trucks’ and Buses’ has just announced their recent results. The 2011 Vista model has made it to the semi final stage in this competition. The aim behind this competition has been to improve as well as develop the skills as well as knowledge of the employees as well as to improve the aftermarket services for the customer offered by Volvo trucks.
The competition has so far made a record registration of teams. Around 3,740 teams signed up and have been participating in this event. These include almost 102 teams from Ireland and Great Britain alone. There were three rounds concerning theoretical questions in the beginning, after which 150 teams have managed to make some progress to the first [...]
March 14th, 2011 | Lotus
Lotus Cars manufacture race and sports cars. They are a British automobile company and which builds and designs production and race automobiles of fine handling and light weight characteristics. While the company was formerly owned by Bugatti, it was acquired by Proton after the owner filed for bankruptcy in the year 1994.
The Lotus Elise is a rear wheel drive, mid-engine, two seat roadster which was first produced in the year 1994. It was however released only by September 1996. The body shell of the car was made of hand finished fiber glass atop the extruded bonded aluminum chassis. This provides platform which is rigid for suspension, while at the same time keeping the production and weight cost at a minimum.
The Lotus Elise was capable of a speed of up to 240 km/hr. This model was named [...]
March 3rd, 2011 | News
Ford’s new Ranger Wildtrack recently debuted at this year’s International Motor Show in Geneva. The new Ranger from Ford is their latest offering of compact and high quality pick up trucks for its overseas markets. The Wildtrak is a more stylish version of the new T6 model of from the Ranger series by Ford, which will start retailing this year.
The powertrain of this truck is not yet out, however it is expected that the model is powered by a 3.2 liter five cylinder diesel engine which delivers a horsepower of 197 and a torque of 346 pounds feet. Its towing ratings meanwhile are about 7,385 pounds or 3,350 kgs. This truck features unique alloy wheels measuring 18 inches and also has a roof rack as well as a sports hoop to enhance the profile of the truck.
The interior of the truck [...]