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How the tough survive

How the tough survive

This month we look into the slightly bizarre race between General Motors and Ford to develop the “most powerful heavy-duty diesel pickup”. On the market front FRANK BEETON reports on the growing trend toward joint ventures that take advantage of rapidly expanding developing country markets by reporting on Iveco’s moves into China.

 
Volvo’s global engine family spreads

Volvo’s global engine family spreads

For the inside track on where some of the world’s leading manufacturers are deciding to position their manufacturing capacity look no further than FRANK BEETON’S insightful overview this month.

 
Partnerships take centre stage

Partnerships take centre stage

Focus has scoured the globe to bring you the most current, up to date industry news. Details of new releases, moves by big industry players into China, and lots more...

 
Global truck families bed down

Global truck families bed down

This month FRANK BEETON explores how UD’s revised Quon and new Condor PK point to a significant step forward in Volvo’s plans for a “global engine family”. We take a closer look at Fuso’s new super-big “Super Great” (the next step in Daimler’s plans for a “global heavy-duty engine platform”?) and the implications for South Africa’s Amalgamated Automobile Distributors of China’s Beiqi Foton Motor Company joint venture with Cummins.

   
Power plays

Power plays

In this issue of FOCUS, Frank Beeton explores the complexities of the General Motors-Isuzu Truck relationship, introduces Volvo’s new construction-specific FMX – and updates us on who’s leading the field in producing the “most powerful truck of the year”.

 
Global strategies

Global strategies

With the 21st century’s opening decade almost behind us, the time seems right to evaluate developments in commercial vehicle alliances that have sprung up globally in recent times.

 
MX finds new homes

MX finds new homes

The PACCAR MX engine, which has already proved its mettle in DAF trucks both here in South Africa and internationally, is being fitted to Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks from mid-2010.

   
Western Europe’s gruelling 2009 sales figures

Western Europe’s gruelling 2009 sales figures

Western Europe’s light commercial, medium truck and heavy truck market results for the 12-month period ending December 2009 are now available.

 
Goodbye Nissan Diesel, hello UD Trucks Corporation!

Goodbye Nissan Diesel, hello UD Trucks Corporation!

As reported in FOCUS last month, Japanese truck manufacturer Nissan Diesel Motor Company has changed its corporate identity: to UD Trucks Corporation. Effective from 1 February 2010, the new name reflects Nissan Diesel’s long-standing practice in other parts of the world of branding and badging many of its vehicles “UD”.

 
Mahindra Navistar rising

Mahindra Navistar rising

In our December review of prospects for the world’s major truck manufacturers, Global Focus commented on the developing joint venture between Navistar International Corporation and Caterpillar, now operational under the imaginative name of NC2 Global LLC, and the rolling out of Navistar’s own joint ventures in India and China.

   
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