Carmudi Philippines https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal The Automotive Industry: Under the Hood Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:35:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://imgcdnblog.carmudi.com.ph/carmudi-ph/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/01132114/favicon-50x50.gif Carmudi Philippines https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/ 32 32 <![CDATA[New Land Rover Defender hits Asian auto market]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/new-land-rover-defender-hits-asian-auto-market/ Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.

Revealed via digital launch, the latest offering for the Land Rover lineup now sports more contemporary lines, yet manages to stay true to its iconic design and capabilities, maintaining its adventurous spirit.

Land Rover Defender

Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines president Chris Ward said that the new Land Rover Defender exudes the fun-loving character of Filipinos.

“The new Defender really emanates the Filipino spirit of adventure and is now the perfect vehicle to handle both the stop start world of city traffic and also ideal for the trips away from the city. Interest in the New Defender has been far beyond our initial expectations and we have been so surprised at just how many Filipinos know and already understand what Defender is and the spirit of adventure it creates,” he said.

“For the Land Rover brand here in the Philippines, the new Defender is like the glue which cements the whole line up again and reinforces the brand image amongst the other 4x4 competitors. Defender has such a strong following with a vibrant and very active Land Rover Club of the Philippines which has been operating for over 20 years. This is true testament to the strength of the Defender,” Ward added.

For the regional launch , the new Defender is initially being offered in the 110 wheelbase, but will be followed by the compact 90 come first quarter of next year.

Powering the new Land Rover Defender is a six-cylinder, 3.0-liter Ingenium P400 gasoline-fed engine with an efficient Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain.

On the outside, the Land Rover Defender wears very minimal front and rear overhangs to give maximum spacing when approaching or leaving rough, steep angles. It maintains the side-hinged rear tailgate and spare wheel mounted at the rear for that famous look.

On the inside, the Land Rover Defender features a dash-mounted gear shifter to accommodate an optional central front ‘jump’ seat that instantly turns the front space into a three-seating capacity like early Land Rovers.

The  Defender 110 can give as much 2,380-liters of boot space when the second row is folded.

Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern claimed that the latest design remained true to its roots.  “The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it. This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4x4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”

 

Land Rover Defender

The new Land Rover Defender wears the most durable Land Rover structure to date as it is designed on a lightweight aluminium monocoque platform. It is said to be thrice as durable the than body-on-frame designs.

Featuring a permanent all-wheel drive and a twin-speed transfer box  with a Rear Axle Open Differential (or an optional Electronic Active Differential), the new Defender is meant to cover all types of trails and terrains. The configurable Terrain Response is now available on the new Defender, so that professional off-roaders can modify the settings to suits their driving style as well as the conditions of the road. Those who are trying it out for the first time can use auto function to easily get out of challenge.

The high ground clearance of 291 millimeters (mm) and wading capability of 900mm provides more confidence for the drivers when going through high waters.

Other notable features include ClearSight Ground View technology and the new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Jaguar Land Rover Product Engineering Executive Director Nick Rogers said that such improvements make the new Land Rover Defender an icon for the 21st Century.

"We've embraced Defender's stunning capability and minimalistic, functional interior to reinvent the icon for the 21st century. New Defender gives us the licence to do things differently, to push the boundaries and do the unthinkable, without ever losing the character and authenticity of the original. From the start we had an absolute obsession with functionality beneath the skin, from choosing the right materials through to state of the art connectivity. The result is not only the most capable Land Rover ever made, but also a truly comfortable, modern vehicle that people will love to drive," he added.

The new Defender is offered in four Editions: The Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban.

According to Land Rover, the exclusive First Edition model features a unique specification and will be available throughout the first year of production.

Earlier, Carmudi reported that latest iteration of the Land Rover Defender will be priced at the following:

  • Defender 110 Urban (P6.31 million),
  • Defender 110 Country (P6.36 million),
  • Defender110 Adventure (P6.44 million), and
  • Defender 110 Explorer (P6.61 million).

Photo/s from Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines

Also read:

It's the All-New Land Rover Defender!

Buyer's Guide: The 2020 Land Rover Defender

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a Dog-Friendly Beast

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.
<![CDATA[New Land Rover Defender hits Asian auto market]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/new-land-rover-defender-hits-asian-auto-market/ Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.

Revealed via digital launch, the latest offering for the Land Rover lineup now sports more contemporary lines, yet manages to stay true to its iconic design and capabilities, maintaining its adventurous spirit.

Land Rover Defender

Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines president Chris Ward said that the new Land Rover Defender exudes the fun-loving character of Filipinos.

“The new Defender really emanates the Filipino spirit of adventure and is now the perfect vehicle to handle both the stop start world of city traffic and also ideal for the trips away from the city. Interest in the New Defender has been far beyond our initial expectations and we have been so surprised at just how many Filipinos know and already understand what Defender is and the spirit of adventure it creates,” he said.

“For the Land Rover brand here in the Philippines, the new Defender is like the glue which cements the whole line up again and reinforces the brand image amongst the other 4x4 competitors. Defender has such a strong following with a vibrant and very active Land Rover Club of the Philippines which has been operating for over 20 years. This is true testament to the strength of the Defender,” Ward added.

For the regional launch , the new Defender is initially being offered in the 110 wheelbase, but will be followed by the compact 90 come first quarter of next year.

Powering the new Land Rover Defender is a six-cylinder, 3.0-liter Ingenium P400 gasoline-fed engine with an efficient Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain.

On the outside, the Land Rover Defender wears very minimal front and rear overhangs to give maximum spacing when approaching or leaving rough, steep angles. It maintains the side-hinged rear tailgate and spare wheel mounted at the rear for that famous look.

On the inside, the Land Rover Defender features a dash-mounted gear shifter to accommodate an optional central front ‘jump’ seat that instantly turns the front space into a three-seating capacity like early Land Rovers.

The  Defender 110 can give as much 2,380-liters of boot space when the second row is folded.

Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern claimed that the latest design remained true to its roots.  “The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it. This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4x4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”

 

Land Rover Defender

The new Land Rover Defender wears the most durable Land Rover structure to date as it is designed on a lightweight aluminium monocoque platform. It is said to be thrice as durable the than body-on-frame designs.

Featuring a permanent all-wheel drive and a twin-speed transfer box  with a Rear Axle Open Differential (or an optional Electronic Active Differential), the new Defender is meant to cover all types of trails and terrains. The configurable Terrain Response is now available on the new Defender, so that professional off-roaders can modify the settings to suits their driving style as well as the conditions of the road. Those who are trying it out for the first time can use auto function to easily get out of challenge.

The high ground clearance of 291 millimeters (mm) and wading capability of 900mm provides more confidence for the drivers when going through high waters.

Other notable features include ClearSight Ground View technology and the new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Jaguar Land Rover Product Engineering Executive Director Nick Rogers said that such improvements make the new Land Rover Defender an icon for the 21st Century.

"We've embraced Defender's stunning capability and minimalistic, functional interior to reinvent the icon for the 21st century. New Defender gives us the licence to do things differently, to push the boundaries and do the unthinkable, without ever losing the character and authenticity of the original. From the start we had an absolute obsession with functionality beneath the skin, from choosing the right materials through to state of the art connectivity. The result is not only the most capable Land Rover ever made, but also a truly comfortable, modern vehicle that people will love to drive," he added.

The new Defender is offered in four Editions: The Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban.

According to Land Rover, the exclusive First Edition model features a unique specification and will be available throughout the first year of production.

Earlier, Carmudi reported that latest iteration of the Land Rover Defender will be priced at the following:

  • Defender 110 Urban (P6.31 million),
  • Defender 110 Country (P6.36 million),
  • Defender110 Adventure (P6.44 million), and
  • Defender 110 Explorer (P6.61 million).

Photo/s from Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines

Also read:

It's the All-New Land Rover Defender!

Buyer's Guide: The 2020 Land Rover Defender

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a Dog-Friendly Beast

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.
<![CDATA[New Land Rover Defender hits Asian auto market]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/new-land-rover-defender-hits-asian-auto-market/ Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.

Revealed via digital launch, the latest offering for the Land Rover lineup now sports more contemporary lines, yet manages to stay true to its iconic design and capabilities, maintaining its adventurous spirit.

Land Rover Defender

Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines president Chris Ward said that the new Land Rover Defender exudes the fun-loving character of Filipinos.

“The new Defender really emanates the Filipino spirit of adventure and is now the perfect vehicle to handle both the stop start world of city traffic and also ideal for the trips away from the city. Interest in the New Defender has been far beyond our initial expectations and we have been so surprised at just how many Filipinos know and already understand what Defender is and the spirit of adventure it creates,” he said.

“For the Land Rover brand here in the Philippines, the new Defender is like the glue which cements the whole line up again and reinforces the brand image amongst the other 4x4 competitors. Defender has such a strong following with a vibrant and very active Land Rover Club of the Philippines which has been operating for over 20 years. This is true testament to the strength of the Defender,” Ward added.

For the regional launch , the new Defender is initially being offered in the 110 wheelbase, but will be followed by the compact 90 come first quarter of next year.

Powering the new Land Rover Defender is a six-cylinder, 3.0-liter Ingenium P400 gasoline-fed engine with an efficient Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain.

On the outside, the Land Rover Defender wears very minimal front and rear overhangs to give maximum spacing when approaching or leaving rough, steep angles. It maintains the side-hinged rear tailgate and spare wheel mounted at the rear for that famous look.

On the inside, the Land Rover Defender features a dash-mounted gear shifter to accommodate an optional central front ‘jump’ seat that instantly turns the front space into a three-seating capacity like early Land Rovers.

The  Defender 110 can give as much 2,380-liters of boot space when the second row is folded.

Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern claimed that the latest design remained true to its roots.  “The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it. This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4x4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”

 

Land Rover Defender

The new Land Rover Defender wears the most durable Land Rover structure to date as it is designed on a lightweight aluminium monocoque platform. It is said to be thrice as durable the than body-on-frame designs.

Featuring a permanent all-wheel drive and a twin-speed transfer box  with a Rear Axle Open Differential (or an optional Electronic Active Differential), the new Defender is meant to cover all types of trails and terrains. The configurable Terrain Response is now available on the new Defender, so that professional off-roaders can modify the settings to suits their driving style as well as the conditions of the road. Those who are trying it out for the first time can use auto function to easily get out of challenge.

The high ground clearance of 291 millimeters (mm) and wading capability of 900mm provides more confidence for the drivers when going through high waters.

Other notable features include ClearSight Ground View technology and the new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Jaguar Land Rover Product Engineering Executive Director Nick Rogers said that such improvements make the new Land Rover Defender an icon for the 21st Century.

"We've embraced Defender's stunning capability and minimalistic, functional interior to reinvent the icon for the 21st century. New Defender gives us the licence to do things differently, to push the boundaries and do the unthinkable, without ever losing the character and authenticity of the original. From the start we had an absolute obsession with functionality beneath the skin, from choosing the right materials through to state of the art connectivity. The result is not only the most capable Land Rover ever made, but also a truly comfortable, modern vehicle that people will love to drive," he added.

The new Defender is offered in four Editions: The Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban.

According to Land Rover, the exclusive First Edition model features a unique specification and will be available throughout the first year of production.

Earlier, Carmudi reported that latest iteration of the Land Rover Defender will be priced at the following:

  • Defender 110 Urban (P6.31 million),
  • Defender 110 Country (P6.36 million),
  • Defender110 Adventure (P6.44 million), and
  • Defender 110 Explorer (P6.61 million).

Photo/s from Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines

Also read:

It's the All-New Land Rover Defender!

Buyer's Guide: The 2020 Land Rover Defender

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a Dog-Friendly Beast

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.
<![CDATA[New Land Rover Defender hits Asian auto market]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/new-land-rover-defender-hits-asian-auto-market/ Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.

Revealed via digital launch, the latest offering for the Land Rover lineup now sports more contemporary lines, yet manages to stay true to its iconic design and capabilities, maintaining its adventurous spirit.

Land Rover Defender

Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines president Chris Ward said that the new Land Rover Defender exudes the fun-loving character of Filipinos.

“The new Defender really emanates the Filipino spirit of adventure and is now the perfect vehicle to handle both the stop start world of city traffic and also ideal for the trips away from the city. Interest in the New Defender has been far beyond our initial expectations and we have been so surprised at just how many Filipinos know and already understand what Defender is and the spirit of adventure it creates,” he said.

“For the Land Rover brand here in the Philippines, the new Defender is like the glue which cements the whole line up again and reinforces the brand image amongst the other 4x4 competitors. Defender has such a strong following with a vibrant and very active Land Rover Club of the Philippines which has been operating for over 20 years. This is true testament to the strength of the Defender,” Ward added.

For the regional launch , the new Defender is initially being offered in the 110 wheelbase, but will be followed by the compact 90 come first quarter of next year.

Powering the new Land Rover Defender is a six-cylinder, 3.0-liter Ingenium P400 gasoline-fed engine with an efficient Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain.

On the outside, the Land Rover Defender wears very minimal front and rear overhangs to give maximum spacing when approaching or leaving rough, steep angles. It maintains the side-hinged rear tailgate and spare wheel mounted at the rear for that famous look.

On the inside, the Land Rover Defender features a dash-mounted gear shifter to accommodate an optional central front ‘jump’ seat that instantly turns the front space into a three-seating capacity like early Land Rovers.

The  Defender 110 can give as much 2,380-liters of boot space when the second row is folded.

Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern claimed that the latest design remained true to its roots.  “The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it. This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4x4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”

 

Land Rover Defender

The new Land Rover Defender wears the most durable Land Rover structure to date as it is designed on a lightweight aluminium monocoque platform. It is said to be thrice as durable the than body-on-frame designs.

Featuring a permanent all-wheel drive and a twin-speed transfer box  with a Rear Axle Open Differential (or an optional Electronic Active Differential), the new Defender is meant to cover all types of trails and terrains. The configurable Terrain Response is now available on the new Defender, so that professional off-roaders can modify the settings to suits their driving style as well as the conditions of the road. Those who are trying it out for the first time can use auto function to easily get out of challenge.

The high ground clearance of 291 millimeters (mm) and wading capability of 900mm provides more confidence for the drivers when going through high waters.

Other notable features include ClearSight Ground View technology and the new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Jaguar Land Rover Product Engineering Executive Director Nick Rogers said that such improvements make the new Land Rover Defender an icon for the 21st Century.

"We've embraced Defender's stunning capability and minimalistic, functional interior to reinvent the icon for the 21st century. New Defender gives us the licence to do things differently, to push the boundaries and do the unthinkable, without ever losing the character and authenticity of the original. From the start we had an absolute obsession with functionality beneath the skin, from choosing the right materials through to state of the art connectivity. The result is not only the most capable Land Rover ever made, but also a truly comfortable, modern vehicle that people will love to drive," he added.

The new Defender is offered in four Editions: The Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban.

According to Land Rover, the exclusive First Edition model features a unique specification and will be available throughout the first year of production.

Earlier, Carmudi reported that latest iteration of the Land Rover Defender will be priced at the following:

  • Defender 110 Urban (P6.31 million),
  • Defender 110 Country (P6.36 million),
  • Defender110 Adventure (P6.44 million), and
  • Defender 110 Explorer (P6.61 million).

Photo/s from Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines

Also read:

It's the All-New Land Rover Defender!

Buyer's Guide: The 2020 Land Rover Defender

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a Dog-Friendly Beast

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.
<![CDATA[New Land Rover Defender hits Asian auto market]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/new-land-rover-defender-hits-asian-auto-market/ Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.

Revealed via digital launch, the latest offering for the Land Rover lineup now sports more contemporary lines, yet manages to stay true to its iconic design and capabilities, maintaining its adventurous spirit.

Land Rover Defender

Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines president Chris Ward said that the new Land Rover Defender exudes the fun-loving character of Filipinos.

“The new Defender really emanates the Filipino spirit of adventure and is now the perfect vehicle to handle both the stop start world of city traffic and also ideal for the trips away from the city. Interest in the New Defender has been far beyond our initial expectations and we have been so surprised at just how many Filipinos know and already understand what Defender is and the spirit of adventure it creates,” he said.

“For the Land Rover brand here in the Philippines, the new Defender is like the glue which cements the whole line up again and reinforces the brand image amongst the other 4x4 competitors. Defender has such a strong following with a vibrant and very active Land Rover Club of the Philippines which has been operating for over 20 years. This is true testament to the strength of the Defender,” Ward added.

For the regional launch , the new Defender is initially being offered in the 110 wheelbase, but will be followed by the compact 90 come first quarter of next year.

Powering the new Land Rover Defender is a six-cylinder, 3.0-liter Ingenium P400 gasoline-fed engine with an efficient Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) powertrain.

On the outside, the Land Rover Defender wears very minimal front and rear overhangs to give maximum spacing when approaching or leaving rough, steep angles. It maintains the side-hinged rear tailgate and spare wheel mounted at the rear for that famous look.

On the inside, the Land Rover Defender features a dash-mounted gear shifter to accommodate an optional central front ‘jump’ seat that instantly turns the front space into a three-seating capacity like early Land Rovers.

The  Defender 110 can give as much 2,380-liters of boot space when the second row is folded.

Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern claimed that the latest design remained true to its roots.  “The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it. This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4x4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”

 

Land Rover Defender

The new Land Rover Defender wears the most durable Land Rover structure to date as it is designed on a lightweight aluminium monocoque platform. It is said to be thrice as durable the than body-on-frame designs.

Featuring a permanent all-wheel drive and a twin-speed transfer box  with a Rear Axle Open Differential (or an optional Electronic Active Differential), the new Defender is meant to cover all types of trails and terrains. The configurable Terrain Response is now available on the new Defender, so that professional off-roaders can modify the settings to suits their driving style as well as the conditions of the road. Those who are trying it out for the first time can use auto function to easily get out of challenge.

The high ground clearance of 291 millimeters (mm) and wading capability of 900mm provides more confidence for the drivers when going through high waters.

Other notable features include ClearSight Ground View technology and the new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Jaguar Land Rover Product Engineering Executive Director Nick Rogers said that such improvements make the new Land Rover Defender an icon for the 21st Century.

"We've embraced Defender's stunning capability and minimalistic, functional interior to reinvent the icon for the 21st century. New Defender gives us the licence to do things differently, to push the boundaries and do the unthinkable, without ever losing the character and authenticity of the original. From the start we had an absolute obsession with functionality beneath the skin, from choosing the right materials through to state of the art connectivity. The result is not only the most capable Land Rover ever made, but also a truly comfortable, modern vehicle that people will love to drive," he added.

The new Defender is offered in four Editions: The Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban.

According to Land Rover, the exclusive First Edition model features a unique specification and will be available throughout the first year of production.

Earlier, Carmudi reported that latest iteration of the Land Rover Defender will be priced at the following:

  • Defender 110 Urban (P6.31 million),
  • Defender 110 Country (P6.36 million),
  • Defender110 Adventure (P6.44 million), and
  • Defender 110 Explorer (P6.61 million).

Photo/s from Coventry Motors Corp – Land Rover Philippines

Also read:

It's the All-New Land Rover Defender!

Buyer's Guide: The 2020 Land Rover Defender

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a Dog-Friendly Beast

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Jaguar Land Rover has just brought the new Land Rover Defender to the Asian region.
<![CDATA[Mercedes-Benz, CATL buddy up on building high-volume battery]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/mercedes-benz-catl-buddy-up-on-building-high-volume-battery/ It seems everyone and his mother wants to work with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL. After Volkswagen and General Motors, Mercedes-Benz is also now announcing an enhanced partnership with the Chinese battery maker in the field of battery technology.

Both Mercedes-Benz and CATL are now at the next stage of their strategic partnership to develop cutting-edge battery technology to be applied in the German carmaker’s high-volume electrification strategy for its entire model lineup.

https://media.daimler.com/

With the enhanced partnership, Mercedes-Benz seeks to build advanced, CO2-neutral battery cells, modules and systems supplied by CATL, a renowned leader in the field of lithium-ion batteries for automobiles and electronic devices.

The agreement is quite expansive, covering the full range of battery technologies for Mercedes-Benz, from cells for its passenger cars to entire battery systems for the brand’s commercial fleet vehicles. The deal will also see MB apply CATL cell-to-pack (CTP) design, which eliminates conventional modules and integrates the cells directly into the battery.

Both stakeholders are also targeting three common goals with the partnership: reduce battery development cycles, build longer-range batteries, and shorten charging times.

“We intend to lead in battery technologies, so we are now combining our own research and development expertise with bold partners,” said Markus Schäfer, Mercedes-Benz Cars Chief Operating Officer. “We will integrate cutting-edge battery systems to create luxury cars with outstanding range, charging speed, safety and sustainability. Working with CATL will see us accelerate our transformation towards carbon-neutrality.

“CATL will be a major supplier securing capacity for the next generations of our EQ products in the years to come,” he added.

Both MB and CATL have already started developing battery generations to be introduced in a number of the German brand’s vehicles in the near future. Starting with the EQS luxury sedan, with the first batch making their way to customers next year, the development goal is a long-distance range of more than 700 km (WLTP range) and a doubling of the charging speed compared to current models.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS will also be equipped with CATL cell modules.

“Mercedes invented the car more than 130 years ago and has developed its technology with countless innovations,” said Dr. Robin Zeng, Founder, Chairman and CEO of CATL. “This, combined with CATL’s expertise in battery, will be a decisive step in both parties’ electrification strategies.

“Together we will collaborate on developing and delivering reliable, competitive solutions to promote worldwide e-mobility,” Zeng added.

https://media.daimler.com/

Mercedes-Benz PH doesn’t currently have an electrified model in its lineup, but with the brand’s ambitious electrification plans, it may not be long before we see one of its CATL-equipped models soon.

Photo/s from Mercedes-B

Also read:

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 750,000 Units Due to Sunroof Detaching Issue
Mercedes-Benz Launches the eSprinter Electric Commercial Vehicle

 

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 It seems everyone and his mother wants to work with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.
<![CDATA[Mercedes-Benz, CATL buddy up on building high-volume battery]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/mercedes-benz-catl-buddy-up-on-building-high-volume-battery/ It seems everyone and his mother wants to work with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL. After Volkswagen and General Motors, Mercedes-Benz is also now announcing an enhanced partnership with the Chinese battery maker in the field of battery technology.

Both Mercedes-Benz and CATL are now at the next stage of their strategic partnership to develop cutting-edge battery technology to be applied in the German carmaker’s high-volume electrification strategy for its entire model lineup.

https://media.daimler.com/

With the enhanced partnership, Mercedes-Benz seeks to build advanced, CO2-neutral battery cells, modules and systems supplied by CATL, a renowned leader in the field of lithium-ion batteries for automobiles and electronic devices.

The agreement is quite expansive, covering the full range of battery technologies for Mercedes-Benz, from cells for its passenger cars to entire battery systems for the brand’s commercial fleet vehicles. The deal will also see MB apply CATL cell-to-pack (CTP) design, which eliminates conventional modules and integrates the cells directly into the battery.

Both stakeholders are also targeting three common goals with the partnership: reduce battery development cycles, build longer-range batteries, and shorten charging times.

“We intend to lead in battery technologies, so we are now combining our own research and development expertise with bold partners,” said Markus Schäfer, Mercedes-Benz Cars Chief Operating Officer. “We will integrate cutting-edge battery systems to create luxury cars with outstanding range, charging speed, safety and sustainability. Working with CATL will see us accelerate our transformation towards carbon-neutrality.

“CATL will be a major supplier securing capacity for the next generations of our EQ products in the years to come,” he added.

Both MB and CATL have already started developing battery generations to be introduced in a number of the German brand’s vehicles in the near future. Starting with the EQS luxury sedan, with the first batch making their way to customers next year, the development goal is a long-distance range of more than 700 km (WLTP range) and a doubling of the charging speed compared to current models.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS will also be equipped with CATL cell modules.

“Mercedes invented the car more than 130 years ago and has developed its technology with countless innovations,” said Dr. Robin Zeng, Founder, Chairman and CEO of CATL. “This, combined with CATL’s expertise in battery, will be a decisive step in both parties’ electrification strategies.

“Together we will collaborate on developing and delivering reliable, competitive solutions to promote worldwide e-mobility,” Zeng added.

https://media.daimler.com/

Mercedes-Benz PH doesn’t currently have an electrified model in its lineup, but with the brand’s ambitious electrification plans, it may not be long before we see one of its CATL-equipped models soon.

Photo/s from Mercedes-B

Also read:

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 750,000 Units Due to Sunroof Detaching Issue
Mercedes-Benz Launches the eSprinter Electric Commercial Vehicle

 

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 It seems everyone and his mother wants to work with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.
<![CDATA[Honda Fireblade dominates Donington Park]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/honda-fireblade-dominates-donington-park/
Making its debut at Donington Park’s National Circuit, Honda's CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP—more commonly known as Fireblade—proved it had the upper hand as it dominated the timesheets and led three of the four timed sessions.
 
Driver Andrew Irwin topped the times in the first session of the day with a 0.137-second advantage over championship rival Danny Buchan, along with his older brother and teammate Glenn who finished third.  

 

"Today was a positive day, we probably didn’t expect to be as close to the front as we were, which is a nice feeling. The Fireblade is completely new and we don’t have a lot of different parts on it from the road bike, so that’s a positive of how good the bike is out of the crate," Andrew Irwin shared.
 
"I am looking forward to coming back to Donington in just over a weeks’ time and get racing. My consistency is good, I have good race pace and I’m feeling strong ahead of the first race."
 
Honda Firebird
Honda managed to bag another 1-3 win on the second session of the day, once again with Andrew Irwin leading the way and showing the potential of the brand-new Fireblade. However, the results shifted at the top in the third session with Glenn topping the sheets with a time of 1:06.640, while Andrew ended up in third place. 
 
"It has been great to get out on track with other riders, other than my Honda teammates, it’s been a long time for me since Assen last year. It’s been a really enjoyable day and we managed to get an idea of where we are. We needed every lap today and we worked through a lot and topping the times in the third session was really encouraging to show we are competitive," said Glenn Irwin, Andrew's brother.
 
"The last session I didn’t really get a clean lap, but overall I am really happy with the times and today is a real testament to the new Fireblade, we do need to stay realistic to where we are keep our feet on the ground heading into Round 1, but I’m looking forward to keep on developing the new machine and moving forward."
 
Honda Firebird
 
As the session came to an end, it was looking to be a clean sweep for the Honda Racing team at the top of times, with Andrew and Glenn swapping places at the top. However it was Lee Jackson who claimed the top spot in the finale. Times were close with the top-18 riders covered by just 0.787s, which saw Glenn finish fourth (+0.054) and Andrew seventh (+0.207).  
 
The teams’ National Superstock 1000 Championship contenders Tom Neave and Davey Todd also enjoyed taking the new Fireblade out for a spin. Neave managed to score a spot in the top 6 during the first three sessions and finished the final session of the day in second place, just 0.073 seconds from the top. 
 
"It’s nice to be back up there again after wrapping up the day second fastest! During our testing we’ve gone from strength to strength from when we first tested the bike out in Spain in March," said Neave. "We knew from the off we had a great package with the new Fireblade, but during our testing schedule that has really shown and I’m really happy with the progress we’ve made. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m so excited that it’s not long now until we’re racing, and I just can’t wait to get going!" 
 
Honda Firebird
 
Neave's teammate Todd used the day to warm up and practice, learning the ins and outs of the Fireblade and getting used to the circuit again, having last ridden at Donington Park in 2017. 
 
"It’s awesome to be back at Donington Park after years away, I still luckily know my way around – just about! Today has been about getting to grips with the circuit and also the Fireblade, I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made and myself more than anything, we’re still making big leaps right now, but come Round 1, I don’t think we’ll be too far away," Todd shared. 
 
The team returns to Donington Park next weekend as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship kicks off today, August 7th. 
 
Honda's CBR1000RR Fireblade SP is available in the Philippines, equipped with a 1000 cc 4 Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 16-Valve, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC engine that manages 189 hp and 116 Nm of torque. It starts at Php 1.36 million. 
 
Photos from: Honda

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Making its debut at Donington Park’s National Circuit, Honda's CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP—more commonly known as Fireblade—proved it had the upper hand as it dominated the timesheets and led three of the four timed sessions.
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Making its debut at Donington Park’s National Circuit, Honda's CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP—more commonly known as Fireblade—proved it had the upper hand as it dominated the timesheets and led three of the four timed sessions.
 
Driver Andrew Irwin topped the times in the first session of the day with a 0.137-second advantage over championship rival Danny Buchan, along with his older brother and teammate Glenn who finished third.  

 

"Today was a positive day, we probably didn’t expect to be as close to the front as we were, which is a nice feeling. The Fireblade is completely new and we don’t have a lot of different parts on it from the road bike, so that’s a positive of how good the bike is out of the crate," Andrew Irwin shared.
 
"I am looking forward to coming back to Donington in just over a weeks’ time and get racing. My consistency is good, I have good race pace and I’m feeling strong ahead of the first race."
 
Honda Firebird
Honda managed to bag another 1-3 win on the second session of the day, once again with Andrew Irwin leading the way and showing the potential of the brand-new Fireblade. However, the results shifted at the top in the third session with Glenn topping the sheets with a time of 1:06.640, while Andrew ended up in third place. 
 
"It has been great to get out on track with other riders, other than my Honda teammates, it’s been a long time for me since Assen last year. It’s been a really enjoyable day and we managed to get an idea of where we are. We needed every lap today and we worked through a lot and topping the times in the third session was really encouraging to show we are competitive," said Glenn Irwin, Andrew's brother.
 
"The last session I didn’t really get a clean lap, but overall I am really happy with the times and today is a real testament to the new Fireblade, we do need to stay realistic to where we are keep our feet on the ground heading into Round 1, but I’m looking forward to keep on developing the new machine and moving forward."
 
Honda Firebird
 
As the session came to an end, it was looking to be a clean sweep for the Honda Racing team at the top of times, with Andrew and Glenn swapping places at the top. However it was Lee Jackson who claimed the top spot in the finale. Times were close with the top-18 riders covered by just 0.787s, which saw Glenn finish fourth (+0.054) and Andrew seventh (+0.207).  
 
The teams’ National Superstock 1000 Championship contenders Tom Neave and Davey Todd also enjoyed taking the new Fireblade out for a spin. Neave managed to score a spot in the top 6 during the first three sessions and finished the final session of the day in second place, just 0.073 seconds from the top. 
 
"It’s nice to be back up there again after wrapping up the day second fastest! During our testing we’ve gone from strength to strength from when we first tested the bike out in Spain in March," said Neave. "We knew from the off we had a great package with the new Fireblade, but during our testing schedule that has really shown and I’m really happy with the progress we’ve made. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m so excited that it’s not long now until we’re racing, and I just can’t wait to get going!" 
 
Honda Firebird
 
Neave's teammate Todd used the day to warm up and practice, learning the ins and outs of the Fireblade and getting used to the circuit again, having last ridden at Donington Park in 2017. 
 
"It’s awesome to be back at Donington Park after years away, I still luckily know my way around – just about! Today has been about getting to grips with the circuit and also the Fireblade, I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made and myself more than anything, we’re still making big leaps right now, but come Round 1, I don’t think we’ll be too far away," Todd shared. 
 
The team returns to Donington Park next weekend as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship kicks off today, August 7th. 
 
Honda's CBR1000RR Fireblade SP is available in the Philippines, equipped with a 1000 cc 4 Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 16-Valve, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC engine that manages 189 hp and 116 Nm of torque. It starts at Php 1.36 million. 
 
Photos from: Honda

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Honda Motorcycles Meet Demands of the Times

Honda Lights Up Sepang International Circuit with Fireblade

 

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Making its debut at Donington Park’s National Circuit, Honda's CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP—more commonly known as Fireblade—proved it had the upper hand as it dominated the timesheets and led three of the four timed sessions.
<![CDATA[Honda Fireblade dominates Donington Park]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/honda-fireblade-dominates-donington-park/
Making its debut at Donington Park’s National Circuit, Honda's CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP—more commonly known as Fireblade—proved it had the upper hand as it dominated the timesheets and led three of the four timed sessions.
 
Driver Andrew Irwin topped the times in the first session of the day with a 0.137-second advantage over championship rival Danny Buchan, along with his older brother and teammate Glenn who finished third.  

 

"Today was a positive day, we probably didn’t expect to be as close to the front as we were, which is a nice feeling. The Fireblade is completely new and we don’t have a lot of different parts on it from the road bike, so that’s a positive of how good the bike is out of the crate," Andrew Irwin shared.
 
"I am looking forward to coming back to Donington in just over a weeks’ time and get racing. My consistency is good, I have good race pace and I’m feeling strong ahead of the first race."
 
Honda Firebird
Honda managed to bag another 1-3 win on the second session of the day, once again with Andrew Irwin leading the way and showing the potential of the brand-new Fireblade. However, the results shifted at the top in the third session with Glenn topping the sheets with a time of 1:06.640, while Andrew ended up in third place. 
 
"It has been great to get out on track with other riders, other than my Honda teammates, it’s been a long time for me since Assen last year. It’s been a really enjoyable day and we managed to get an idea of where we are. We needed every lap today and we worked through a lot and topping the times in the third session was really encouraging to show we are competitive," said Glenn Irwin, Andrew's brother.
 
"The last session I didn’t really get a clean lap, but overall I am really happy with the times and today is a real testament to the new Fireblade, we do need to stay realistic to where we are keep our feet on the ground heading into Round 1, but I’m looking forward to keep on developing the new machine and moving forward."
 
Honda Firebird
 
As the session came to an end, it was looking to be a clean sweep for the Honda Racing team at the top of times, with Andrew and Glenn swapping places at the top. However it was Lee Jackson who claimed the top spot in the finale. Times were close with the top-18 riders covered by just 0.787s, which saw Glenn finish fourth (+0.054) and Andrew seventh (+0.207).  
 
The teams’ National Superstock 1000 Championship contenders Tom Neave and Davey Todd also enjoyed taking the new Fireblade out for a spin. Neave managed to score a spot in the top 6 during the first three sessions and finished the final session of the day in second place, just 0.073 seconds from the top. 
 
"It’s nice to be back up there again after wrapping up the day second fastest! During our testing we’ve gone from strength to strength from when we first tested the bike out in Spain in March," said Neave. "We knew from the off we had a great package with the new Fireblade, but during our testing schedule that has really shown and I’m really happy with the progress we’ve made. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m so excited that it’s not long now until we’re racing, and I just can’t wait to get going!" 
 
Honda Firebird
 
Neave's teammate Todd used the day to warm up and practice, learning the ins and outs of the Fireblade and getting used to the circuit again, having last ridden at Donington Park in 2017. 
 
"It’s awesome to be back at Donington Park after years away, I still luckily know my way around – just about! Today has been about getting to grips with the circuit and also the Fireblade, I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made and myself more than anything, we’re still making big leaps right now, but come Round 1, I don’t think we’ll be too far away," Todd shared. 
 
The team returns to Donington Park next weekend as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship kicks off today, August 7th. 
 
Honda's CBR1000RR Fireblade SP is available in the Philippines, equipped with a 1000 cc 4 Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 16-Valve, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC engine that manages 189 hp and 116 Nm of torque. It starts at Php 1.36 million. 
 
Photos from: Honda

Also Read: 

Honda Motorcycles Meet Demands of the Times

Honda Lights Up Sepang International Circuit with Fireblade

 

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Making its debut at Donington Park’s National Circuit, Honda's CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP—more commonly known as Fireblade—proved it had the upper hand as it dominated the timesheets and led three of the four timed sessions.