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A NEW FIAT GROUP BUSINESS IS BORN FIAT POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGIES

Fiat has just announced the creation of Fiat Powertrain Technologies, a new industrial operation that will integrate all Fiat Group's activities, innovation capabilities and expertise in engines and transmissions. The new company will operate in 12 countries with 26 plants and 16 research and development centres, and will combine the resources, employees and activities of Fiat Auto Powertrain, Iveco Powertrain,...

Volvo 3CC: From a sustainable mobility project comes a unique solution

Volvo 3CC: From a sustainable mobility project comes a unique solution for safety in small cars – the Volvo Safety Ride Down Concept The Volvo 3CC is the latest in a long line of concept models from Volvo Cars, the result of advanced research into Sustainable Mobility. Volvo’s engineers have paid particular attention to the conditions regulating safety in small...

Volvo 3CC – Volvo Car Corporation offers a new approach to sustainable mobility

Spurred by the growing need to tackle congestion and pollution issues, Volvo Car Corporation has developed a radically new approach to sustainable mobility with a striking concept; a sport car with a ‘surprise in the back’. Volvo Car Corporation has committed itself to pursuing a sustainable mobility future with the same focus on energy and innovation that has made it...

MASS BECOMES A WEIGHTY ISSUE

Alfa Romeo Squadra Corse is yet again penalised by constantly changing MSA regulations, calls for a more stable rule base Alfa Romeo Squadra Corse’s 147GTAs have yet again been penalised with the recent adjustment to base weights publicised in Motorsport South Africa’s latest production car circular 5 (05) of 15.04.2005. This base weight change fits seamlessly in a long history of...

Volvo S60 – a sporty 4-door sedan

S60 – a sporty 4-door sedan with coupé lines and generous interior The Volvo S60 was launched as a somewhat smaller sedan than the Volvo S80, with a design brief to create a car with the same basic lines and safety as the S80 model, but in a more compact body and with a sportier profile. Design The Volvo S60, competing in...

Volvo V70 The spacious family car

The spacious family car – safer, more elegant and with even better driving properties Increased focus on elegance, comfort and driving properties New front with elegant appearance and re-designed head lamps New rear bumper and re-designed transparent tail lamps Faster gearchanges with automatic transmission Transmission from the R-models Active chassis with second-generation FOUR-C also on V70 Revised interior, including...

Volvo XC70 is a real adventurer’s car with its own unique appeal

When the Volvo XC90 was introduced in 2002, there were people who thought that the in-house competition would badly hurt the company’s highly successful Volvo XC70. They were soon to be proved wrong – the exposure of the XC90 with its similar All-Wheel Drive system led to renewed appeal for the XC70 as the entire Cross Country range of the...

Volvo seat is benchmark for Whiplash Protection

All Volvo's car models tested by the International Insurance Whiplash Prevention Group (IIWPG) were found to be in the best class. The Volvo Car Corporation was the only manufacturer to have their entire range achieve the best class rating. "We are very pleased that the Volvo cars have performed in line with our expectations," says Ingrid Skogsmo, safety director at...

ALFA ROMEO AND BMW FIGHT TO THE END

Alfa Romeo Squadra Corse – Rounds 19 & 20 SA Production Car championship The crowd got what they were looking for at the final round of the 2004 SA Production Car Championship as Martin Steyn and Anthony Taylor, both title hopefuls produced one of the most exciting races of the season at Kyalami this weekend (6 November). Alfa Romeo Squadra Corse’s...

THE ALFA ROMEO 156 1.9 JTD AND 156 2.4 JTD JOIN THE MODEL RANGE

The true heart and soul of every Alfa Romeo model is its engine. The New Alfa 156 2.4 JTD Multijet 20v is no exception. This joins the 85 kW (115 bhp) 1.9 JTD Unijet, forerunner of the Common Rail power units. The new vehicles will go on sale inSouth   Africaat the end of October 2004 retailing R235 000...