|ARLINGTON 10 MILLION CELEBRATION ADDS TO SUBURBAN'S LEGACY|
|• 2015 marks 80 years of the original, sport utility vehicle|
DALLAS – In 1935, the Hoover Dam was completed, Elvis Presley was born, and canned beer first graced backyard barbeques across America. It was also the year the Chevrolet Suburban was introduced.
No other vehicle has been in continuous production as long as the Suburban. A black 2015 Suburban was the 10 millionth vehicle built at GM's Arlington Assembly Center, which has been the home of the Suburban and other Gen...[Read more...]
|PORSCHE BOOSTS REVENUE AND PROFIT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2014|
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG can look back on a very successful first half of 2014. Deliveries covering the period from the beginning of January to the end of June rose by eight percent to 87,803 vehicles compared to the same period last year. Revenue in the first six months went up by 16 percent to 8.2 billion euros. Operating profit grew by eight percent to 1.4 billion euros, which is equivalent to a return on sales of 17 percent. Jobs as of June 30, 2014, reached t...[Read more...]|
|GM BREAKS GROUND ON NEW REDUCED-SCALE WIND TUNNEL|
|WARREN, Mich. – General Motors broke ground today on a new $30 million reduced-scale wind tunnel to expand its aerodynamic testing facility on its Warren Technical Center campus.
The investment will improve test capabilities and support of aerodynamic development, critical to GM's global CO2 compliance strategy.
The new facility will add a 50-percent increase in reduced-scale testing capacity, a 25-percent increase in full-scale testing capacity and create up to five new jobs. In ad...[Read more...]|
|With The Wind In Your Face|
|Maranello, 9 October – The study of aerodynamics isn't just used to find solutions to improve the performance of a Formula 1 car, but also to help go quicker on snow. We aren't talking here about the FF, the first Ferrari with four-wheel-drive, but the skiers from Italy's World Cup team, who have been spending time at Maranello for a series of tests in the wind tunnel. This is part of a collaboration agreement between the Maranello company and the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) a...[Read more...]|
|New Technologies and Sleek Design Make Commodore the Most Economical Yet|
|◾Holden reduces Commodore Evoke overall mass by 43 kg
◾Commodore improves fuel economy for every model in the range
◾Introduction of aluminium components, including bonnet and boot lid
◾Electric power steering and improved aerodynamics aid fuel economy gains
With clever use of lightweight technology and improved aerodynamics, the new VF Commodore delivers a big boost in fuel efficiency, reduced running costs and lower CO2 emissions.
Holden was able to make the significant fuel economy i...[Read more...]|