Robert Bosch GmbH expects no expansion in global car production until 2025.
CEO Volkmar Denner tells Automobilwoche that Bosch also is prepared for a 5% downturn in worldwide output this year, led by slumping sales in China and India.
Denner attributes the stagnation to uncertainty about global trade and the impact of industrywide electrification and autonomous-driving technology, which he says are prompting many consumers to delay new-car purchases.
According to Kunihiro Hoshi, chief engineer for the GX 470: “Three of my top goals were to create a body-on-frame vehicle with sweeping off-road performance and unibody-like on-road capability, and, of course, it had to meet the Lexus quality standard.” He met his goals. But why would anyone want to bang this vehicle around on rocks?
Generally, when OEMs produce aluminum engine blocks (aluminum rather than cast iron because cast iron weighs like cast iron), they insert sleeves into the piston bores—cast iron sleeves.
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