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September 23, 2014 - Industry News

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Adds Hybrid Vans

Photo courtesy of ThyssenKrupp.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas has added 10 hybrid-electric vehicles to its fleet in Atlanta, Boston, and Dallas as the elevator company continues its expansion of alternative-fuel use, the company has announced.

Tags: ThyssenKrupp, Elevator Fleets, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Alternative Fuels

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

New Commercial Vans Offer Improved Residual Value

Ram ProMaster: Photo by Vince Taroc.

A lineup of new full-size commercial vans from Chrysler/Ram, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz will deliver significantly higher residual value that their counterparts from previous generations, according to ALG’s latest industry projection.

Tags: Residual Values, ALG, Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Offer Pair of Cutaway Van Models Through 2019

Photo of Transit cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer cutaway van models of its E-Series as well as its Transit, but doesn't view the move as competing with itself, because the offerings compete in different weight classes.

Tags: Cutaway Vans, Ford Transit, Ford, Ford E-450

September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Ships All Transit Van Models

Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford has shipped all models of its 2015 Transit full-size van, including the cargo, passenger, cutaway, and chassis cab models, representatives for the automaker told Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Dealers, Order to Delivery

September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Reading Truck Body Offers Ram ProMaster Cutaway Upfit

Photo: Reading Truck Body

Reading Truck Body, LLC, a manufacturer of vocational truck bodies, has announced it is expanding its aluminum Classic Service Van (CSV) line, with the all-new Ram ProMaster cutaway chassis.

Tags: Reading Truck Body, Chassis Cab Vans, Ram ProMaster, Van Equipment, Service Bodies

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Used Vehicle Depreciation Stabilizes in August

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express van courtesy of GM.

Overall depreciation for used vehicles from the past five model years improved slightly from July as the average value fell 1.3 percent in the month compared to 1.5 percent in July, according to Black Book's monthly report.

Tags: Black Book, Depreciation, Full-Size Vans, Used Vehicle Sales

September 5, 2014 - Industry News

Cable Provider Orders 800 Ford Transit Vans

Photo of low-roof, regular wheelbase 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Charter Communications has ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase Ford Transit vans for its technicians in 29 states, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Charter Communications, Telecommunications Fleets, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Auto Truck Group

September 5, 2014 - Global News

Hyundai Unveils H350 Cargo Van for Europe

Photo: Hyundai Motor Company

Hyundai Motor Co. has revealed the first design images of a new light commercial vehicle designed and developed especially for the European market – the H350.

Tags: Hyundai, Cargo Vans, Passenger Vans

September 4, 2014 - Industry News

Supplier Recalling Axle Seals in GM Vans, Trucks, SUVs

The recalled axle seals are installed on 1999-2013 Chevrolet and GMC full-size vans, pickup trucks and SUVs. Photo courtesy of General Motors.

The recall affects 82,509 SKF axle seals that may allow differential gear oil to leak onto rear brakes.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, General Motors, GMC, SKF, NHTSA, Suppliers

September 3, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Launches 13-City Compact Van Tour

Photo of 2015 ProMaster City via Chrysler.

Chrysler is bringing its 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van to 13 U.S. cities to give prospective fleet buyers an opportunity for hands-on research of the new vehicle.

Tags: Chrysler, Ram ProMaster City, Compact Vans

August 21, 2014 - Press Release

Adrian Steel Releases Ford Transit Packages

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.

Tags: Ford Transit, Adrian Steel, Van Equipment

August 19, 2014 - Global News

First Mercedes-Benz Vito Built in Spain

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

The first unit of the new Vito has rolled off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, Spain.

Tags: Spain, Mercedes-Benz, Cargo Vans

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit Connect Sales Rise 29 Percent

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect cargo van courtesy of Ford.

Sales of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van and wagon increased 27 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, Passenger Vans, Cargo Vans, 2014-MY

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit to Appear on 'Farm Kings' Reality Show

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's new full-size van that's replacing its E-Series vans will help the show's King family complete farm chores during the fourth season of the reality series that begins at 10 p.m. East Coast time on Aug. 15.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Chevrolet City Express Gets 24 MPG City

Photo courtesy of GM.

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van has been rated to achieve 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined under U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Compact Vans, 2015-MY, Chevrolet City Express

August 12, 2014 - Global News

UK Van Volumes Up, Trucks Down

Chart: SMMT

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported that while the van market continues to exhibit strong growth, the commercial truck market has experienced a downward trend due to the introduction of Euro-6.

Tags: Commercial Trucks, United Kingdom, SMMT, Euro-6

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster Vans Upfitted for Paratransit Fleets

The ProMaster City gets a rear lift to aid transportation of a motorized scooter. Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler is showing how its Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans can be set up with special equipment to serve paratransit fleets or other commercial customers with limited mobility.

Tags: Paratransit, Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, Van Equipment

August 1, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Truck Contest Offers Transit, Transit Connect Prizes

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Commercial Truck has launched the Transit Means Business Challenge contest to offer a 2015 Transit or 2015 Transit Connect to a business owner who can make the strongest case for how it would use the van, according to Ford.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Contest, Ford, Ford Transit

July 31, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Nissan Hires Glam Rocker for Van Spots

Glam-metal band Poison's front man Bret Michaels is declaring his "Endless Love" for Nissan's commercial vans in a new marketing campaign dubbed, "Tough Love."

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV, Celebrities, Nissan NV200

July 30, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler to Bring New Mid-Size Vito Cargo Van to North America

The new Vito van is seen as a global model like the Sprinter.

The automotive industry has been speculating for quite some time that the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans could get a smaller cousin in North America in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Vito van, and now it appears that it is indeed in the works.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Global, Daimler

July 30, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Ram ProMaster Van Now Available

Photo of Ram ProMaster 2500 EcoDiesel by Paul Clinton.

The diesel engine option is now available for purchase with the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van in addition to the standard V-6 gasoline power plant.

Tags: Diesel Engines, 2014-MY, Ram ProMaster, Full-Size Vans

July 29, 2014 - Global News

Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Vito Van in Germany

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has launched its new new version of the Vito mid-size van in Germany. The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight of between 2.8 and 3.2 tons.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Germany, Vito, Cargo Vans

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Westport to Offer Dedicated CNG Transit Van, Cutaway

Ford Transit Van (PHOTO: Westport)

Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van and Cutaway as a dedicated natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System vehicle. The Transit Cutaway will be offered at 10,000-lbs. GVW and below.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, CNG, Cutaway Vans, Westport

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

Knapheide Develops Bodies for Transit Cutaway, Chassis Cab

Photo: Knapheide

The Knapheide Manufacturing Company has developed a full line-up of bodies for the 2015 Ford Transit cutaway and chassis cab.

Tags: Knapheide, Ford Transit, Van Equipment, Utility Bodies, Service Bodies

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Adds Enhancements to 2015 Vans

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Nissan has announced several updates and availability for its NV cargo, NV passenger, NV200, and NV200 Taxi for the 2015 model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Nissan, Nissan NV200, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans, Passenger Vans, Taxi Fleets

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