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February New-Vehicle Sales to Decline 3%, KBB Says
New-vehicle sales are expected to be down 3% compared to the same time last year, for a total of 1.3 million retail and fleet vehicles sales during February, which lowers the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) to 17.1 million compared to February 2016’s 17.6 million SAAR.
Photo of Warren Truck Assembly Plant courtesy of FCA.
Fiat Chrysler Announces 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates
Fiat Chrysler will stop taking orders for 2017 model year vehicles on March 9 and has set order-cutoff dates for its lineup of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles through August.
Photo courtesy of Genesis.
Genesis Offering Connectivity Via Wearables
Genesis is rolling out its Intelligent Assistant app that allows users to connect to their G80 or G90 sedans via Apple Watch or Android Wear to check their vehicle's status, remotely start the car, or locate the vehicle.
J.D. Power Ranks Vehicle Dependability for 31 Nameplates
Lexus and Porsche vehicles remained at the top of the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study, while Toyota and General Motors collected multiple category awards, the firm announced Feb. 22.
Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.
Land Rover Adds Fourth Range Rover Model
Jaguar Land Rover will add a fourth Range Rover SUV to its lineup called the Velar that will slot between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport, the company has announced.
Photo of the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S 4Motion from the 2017-MY fleet preview by Paul Clinton.
VW, Audi Announce Dates for 2018-MY Fleet Preview
Volkswagen and Audi announced today that they will host their 2018 model-year fleet preview from June 21-23 in Salt Lake City.
Photo of 2018 Jaguar XE courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.
Jaguar Adds Engine, Safety Tech to 2018 Lineup
Jaguar will add a more powerful base engine, safety technology, and a flagship XE model to its 2018 model year lineup, the company has announced.
2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport photo courtesy of FCA North America.
2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport Makes First Appearance
Ram Truck is introducing a new color to its 1/2-ton Sport trim — Ram 1500 Copper Sport. The Copper Pearl color joins Ignition Orange as the second limited-edition offering of tints on the 2017 Ram 1500 Sport.
The 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab offers available 6-person seating, wide-opening rear doors and a “rear seat delete” option for commercial use with its flat floor and secure in-cab storage space. Photo courtesy of Nissan.
Nissan Adds Extended King Cab for Titan Pickups
Nissan will offer King Cab versions of its 2017 Titan and Titan XD pickups, which allows Nissan to offer three cab options to buyers, along with the previously announced Single Cab and Crew Cab Titan models.
Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 courtesy of GM.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Priced at $40,995
Chevrolet will sell its 2017 Colorado ZR2 off-road performance pickup for at least $40,995 to retail buyers when it arrives at dealer lots in the spring.

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