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Photo courtesy of Lexus.
Lexus Refreshes ES Sedan for 2016
Lexus has refreshed its ES entry luxury sedan for 2016 with styling updates and a new engine for the Chinese market, the automaker announced at the Shanghai auto show.
Photo of 2016 A6 courtesy of Audi.
2016 Audi A6, A7 Pricing Announced
Audi has announced pricing for its 2016 A6 and A7 sedan models that get updated engines, enhanced connectivity, and improved interior design.
Photo of the 2016 GT at the Chicago Auto Show courtesy of Ford.
Ford Planning High-Volume Carbon-Fiber Rollout
Ford will ramp up the use of carbon fiber in its vehicles as a light-weighting strategy, following an agreement with supplier DowAksa to lead to high-volume automotive use of the material that's most been used in exotic, luxury vehicles.
Photo 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 by Vince Taroc.
Ward's Names 10 Best Vehicle Interiors of 2015
Three sedans, two pickup trucks, two five-door hatchbacks, two compact SUVs, and a minivan made the list of Ward's 10 Best Interiors for 2015.
Photo of 2015 Buick Encore courtesy of GM.
Compact SUV Residual Values Gaining Ground
By Paul Clinton
Black Book has begun offering residual valuation data for a new group of compact SUVs entering the market as it expands coverage of one of the automotive industry's fastest growing segments.
Photo of 911 GT3 RS courtesy of Porsche.
Porsche Becomes First OEM to Use Magnesium Body Panel
Porsche has broken new ground as the first vehicle manufacturer to use a magnesium outer body panel with the roof of its 911 GT3 RS that debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show in March.
Less than 4,000 Honda Insights were sold in 2014. Photo via Honda
10 Cars Americans Don't Want to Buy Anymore
The 10 vehicles that spent the longest time on dealer lots in 2014 has been released. The Honda Insight had the longest time to turn spending an average of 100 days longer on a lot than any other vehicle, according to a report from 24/7 Wall St.
Photo of 2016 Cadillac ELR courtesy of General Motors.
Cadillac Boosts ELR Power, Drops Price for 2016
Cadillac is increasing the power and lowering the price for its ELR plug-in hybrid car for the 2016 model year, the automaker has announced.
Vincentric Announces 2015 Fleet Value Awards
Vincentric has announced its 2015 Best Fleet Value awards with Ford, FCA US, General Motors and Toyota capturing the most categories for their 2015 model-year vehicles.
New Zealand Commercial Vehicle Registrations Highest in 30 Years
Figures issued by New Zealand’s Motor Industry Association showed 11,755 new vehicles (commercial and passenger) were registered last month, the highest number for March since 1984

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Photo via istock.com Weighing the Options Before Procuring Hybrids
For fleets that do more driving in city areas, hybrid vehicles could be the alternative-fuel option to choose: however, do the research and weigh the options to ensure the vehicles are the right fit.
The Camry XSE offers the body style and perfomance feel shifting of the SE, but also boasts a wider wheel package and more sharply tuned suspension and steering. Photo by Adam Pringle. Toyota Camry XSE Offers Performance and Practicality
The 2015 Camry XSE combines sportier suspension with high-tech safety features in a familiarity sturdy mid-size sedan package.
Photo courtesy Ram Truck. Snow, Cold Welcomed by Ram Truck Testing Crews
Every year, Ram's truck engineering teams take advantage of the naturally recurring elements to reproduce the harsh environments some customers and operators experience.
Photo courtesy of Association of American Railroads (AAR). North American Rail Congestion Causes and Effects
Heavier rail cars and an aging box car fleet are having a serious impact on overall rail congestion. The box car fleet responsible for moving vehicles is getting smaller by the year.
Photo via Chris Harrison/Flickr. Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: Fleet License and Title Services
The industry consensus is that fleet license & title services will become more expensive in future years as vehicle registrations are blocked for unpaid tolls & violations. Transaction fees will increase to offset DMV budget shortages.

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