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March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Cost Estimates Overstated for Pollution Standards, Study Finds

Cost estimates for meeting MPG and pollution standards are overstated by as much as 40 percent, according to a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

Tags: CO2 Emissions, Air Pollution, Cost Savings

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Auto Recalls Reach 53.2 Million in 2016

Photo courtesy of International Franchise Systems

Automakers recalled a record 53.2 million vehicles last year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2015, 51.2 million vehicles were affected by recalls.

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, Safety

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Updates 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Photo courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru has moved up the order cutoff date for fleets for the 2017 model-year Legacy to March 23 and updated the available exterior colors for the 2017-MY Forester, according to the company.

Tags: Subaru, Procurement, 2017-MY

March 20, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Audi Details 2018 Q5, Sets Pricing

Photo of 2018 Q5 courtesy of Audi.

The 2018 Audi Q5 will retail for $42,475 when it goes in sale in April as a second-generation model of the compact luxury SUV.

Tags: Audi, Pricing, Audi Q5, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY

March 16, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Audi Lays Out Strategy for Road Ahead

Photo of Euro-spec 2018 AQ5 courtesy of Audi.

Heading toward 2020, Audi will introduce two compact SUVs, three electrified vehicles, and ramp up autonomous driving technology as it moves away from a 2016 that was marred by the diesel scandal and Takata recall.

Tags: Audi, Luxury SUVs

March 16, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Acura's 2017 MDX Hybrid Starts at $52,935

Photo of 2017-MY MDX courtesy of Acura.

Acura's gasoline-electric hybrid 2017 MDX compact SUV will retail for at least $52,935 when it arrives in April, Acura has announced.

Tags: Acura, Pricing, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Mazda Expands CX-5 Production

Photo of 2017 CX-5 courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda Motor Corporation will expand production of its CX-5 compact SUV for the second-generation 2017 model that has become the automaker's leading seller.

Tags: Mazda, Vehicle Production, Japan, Mazda CX-5, Compact SUVs

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Fuso Adds Gasoline V-8 to FE Series Cabovers

Photo: Chris Brown

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America premiered a new prototype V8 gasoline powertrain for the company’s FE Series medium-duty cabovers at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, FE Series, Vortec, Allison Transmission, Gasoline Engines, Engines, Cabovers, Work Truck Show

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates Transit Van for 2018

Photo of 2017 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford added several new features and new optional equipment to its Transit full-size van for the 2018 model year, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

March 10, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru's 2018 Crosstrek Enters Next Generation

Photo of 2018 Crosstrek courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru's 2018 Crosstrek crossover will enter a new generation on the Subaru Global Platform with the first redesign since its launch in 2012, Subaru has announced.

Tags: Subaru, Geneva International Motor Show, Crossovers, 2018-MY

March 10, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan to Show Truck, Van Lineup at Work Truck Show

Photo of 2017 Titan XD S Single Cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan is bringing its full lineup of trucks and vans to the Work Truck Show that runs from March 15 to 17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Nissan, Nissan NV, Nissan Titan, Nissan Titan XD

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Mazda's 2017 CX-5 Starts at $24,985

Photo of 2017 CX-5 courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda's refreshed 2017 CX-5 compact SUV will arrive in March and retail for at least $24,985, which is a $2,250 increase from the outgoing model.

Tags: Mazda, Mazda CX-5, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY, Pricing

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Shows Next-Gen Fuel Cell Concept

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai unveiled its FE fuel cell concept vehicle at the Geneva auto show that it said is the next step toward a hydrogen-fueled society, the automaker announced.

Tags: Hyundai, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Geneva International Motor Show, Concept Vehicles

March 7, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Lexus Flagship Sedan Gets Hybrid Model

Photo of 2018 LS 500h courtesy of Lexus.

Lexus will offer a hybrid variant of its flagship LS sedan known as the LS 500h with the 2018 model year, Lexus announced at the Geneva auto show.

Tags: Lexus, Luxury Sedans, Geneva International Motor Show, 2018-MY, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 7, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Infiniti Adds Self-Driving Tech to 2018 Q50

Photo of the 2018 Q50 courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti will add its new ProPilot self-driving system to the 2018 Q50 as part of a mid-cycle update of the entry luxury sedan, the automaker announced at the Geneva auto show.

Tags: Infiniti, Geneva International Motor Show, Entry Luxury Cars, Infiniti Q50, 2018-MY, Luxury Sedans, Semi-Autonomous, Autonomous Vehicles

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

AmeriPride Plans Record Electric Walk-in Van Order

Late last year, Motiv initially provided AmeriPride’s Vernon branch with 10 zero-emission step vans. The delivery vehicles feature up to 20% gradeability, 80 miles of range, and a 50% battery charge time of 2.5 hours. (Photo courtesy of Motiv)

After initially replacing 20% of its Vernon California fleet with electric delivery trucks, AmeriPride Services plans to add 20 additional walk-in vans equipped with the Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrain to the company’s California fleet.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Delivery Fleets, AmeriPride, ROUSH CleanTech, Step Vans, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Full-Size Vans

March 2, 2017 - Press Release

Clean Fuels Ohio to Help Deploy 500 Workhorse Electric Pickup Trucks

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group has received a letter of intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio.

Tags: Workhorse, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Workhorse W-15

February 28, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Lexus Releases Full 2017-MY Pricing

Photo of 2018 LS 500h courtesy of Lexus.

Lexus has released pricing for 22 2017 models, 14 F-Sport 2017 models, and two 2018 models, including its LC 500 and LC 500h sports coupe.

Tags: Lexus, Pricing, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Luxury Sedans

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Consumer Reports Names Top Vehicle Brands for 2017

Photo of A6 courtesy of Audi.

Consumer Reports has ranked Audi as the top automotive brand on its annual Brand Report Card, followed by Porsche, BMW, Lexus, and Subaru.

Tags: Audi, Consumer Reports, Tesla

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Wi-Fi Hotspot to 2018 Expedition

Photo of 2018 Expedition's interior courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a Wi-Fi hotspot with its redesigned 2018 model-year Expedition large SUV for the first time, and is upgrading entertainment options on its 2018 EcoSport, the company announced.

Tags: Ford, Wi-Fi, Infotainment Systems, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY, Ford EcoSport

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Sets 2018-MY Order Dates

Photo of Warren Truck Assembly in Michgan that produces the Ram 1500 quad and crew cabs courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler has set the dates for when it will begin taking orders for 2018 model year vehicles, which will begin in May and run through September for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram models.

Tags: Order to Delivery, 2018-MY, FCA

February 27, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Sets 2018-MY Order Dates

Photo courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru has set the dates for when fleets can begin ordering seven of its 2018-model-year vehicles, beginning in April, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Subaru, Order to Delivery, 2018-MY

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Remarketing, Kelley Blue Book, New Vehicle Sales

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Fiat Chrysler Announces 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Photo of Warren Truck Assembly Plant courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler has set dates for when it will stop taking orders for 2017 model year vehicles and has set order-cutoff dates for its lineup of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles through August.

Tags: Procurement, Order to Delivery, 2017-MY, FCA

February 23, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Genesis Offering Connectivity Via Wearables

Photo courtesy of Genesis.

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.

Tags: Connected Car, Mobile Apps, Apple Watch, Genesis, Genesis G90

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