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The 2016 Metris instrument cluster features indicators for Crosswind Assist and Attention Assist. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.
Metris Brings Attention Assist, Park Assist to Smaller Vans
Mercedes-Benz is bringing several new standard safety features in the smaller van segment with its 2016 Metris, in addition to giving commercial fleets flexibility in upfitting and capacities found only in some of the larger vans on the market.
Photo courtesy of Porsche.
Porsche Boosts Power, Traction Control for 2017 911 Models
Porsche's 2017 911 Carerra 4 and 911 Targa 4 models will arrive in the U.S. in April with an enhanced all-wheel-drive system that provides better traction control for sports cars that will also provide more powerful and fuel efficient turbocharged engines.
Photo of the 2016 Frontier courtesy of Nissan. 
Nissan's 2016 Frontier Starts at $18,975
The 2016 Nissan Frontier pickup starts at $18,950 for the Frontier S King Cab 4x2 with an inline-4, 5-speed manual transmission, the automaker announced. While the Frontier S Crew Cab with a V-6, 6-speed manual transmission will be priced at $23,685.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Mark Reuss talk with media Thursday, Oct. 1. Photo courtesy of GM. 
GM to Test Autonomous Chevrolet Volts
General Motors will launch a fleet of autonomous research Chevrolet Volts at its renovated Warren Technical Center campus, announced the automaker.
Photo: Toyota
Toyota to Expand Joint Car Sharing Trial
In October, Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation will expand the scope and scale of their joint car sharing service trial in central Tokyo.
Video: Volvo Reveals Auto Pilot Interface
The technology will be used in the “Drive Me” autonomous driving research project in Sweden.
Photo: Jaguar Land Rover
Land Rover Building Evoque in Brazil
Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that the Range Rover Evoque will be built at its new local manufacturing facility in Itatiaia, Brazil for the Brazilian market.
Screen capture of self-driving car courtesy of Volvo, via YouTube.
Autoliv Joins Self-Driving Car Project
The automotive safety supplier is the newest addition to Sweden’s “Drive Me” project, in which 100 self-driving Volvo cars will begin using public roads.
Photo of Model X courtesy of Tesla Motors.
Tesla Launches 2016 Model X SUV
Tesla Motors unveiled its long-awaited 2016 Model X at a Sept. 29 media event as a sleek, futuristic battery-electric luxury SUV that arrives at a time when sales of EVs have struggled to surmount low fuel prices.
Photo of 2016 MINI Clubman courtesy of BMW.
2016 MINI Clubman Starts at $24,950
The revamped 2016 MINI Clubman wagon will start at $24,950 when it goes on sale in January with several updates from the outgoing model.

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Photo courtesy of Volkswagen and Audi. Volkswagen and Audi Preview 2016 Fleets
The 2016 model-year fleet preview for Volkswagen and Audi was held May 18-20, 2015, at the newly opened $100-million Porsche headquarters in Atlanta.
Photo courtesy of GM. GM Previews 2016-MY Fleet Vehicles
More than 850 fleet managers and fleet suppliers had an opportunity to test drive 180 GM vehicles at the company's 2016 Fleet Preview.
Photo: Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz Launches 2016 Metris Mid-Size Van
Available as a cargo or passenger van, the new 2016-MY mid-size van will be focused on vocational and fleet markets. It will be available with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine with 7-speed automatic transmission.
Attendees being briefed the automaker's 2016 product lineup. Photo courtesy of Ford. Ford Previews 2016-MY Fleet Vehicles
Ford Motor Company held its 2016 model-year fleet preview at the Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine, Texas, from May 4-6.
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