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April 20, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Genesis Adds Turbo V-6 G80 Sport

Photo of the 2018 G80 courtesy of Genesis.

The 2018 Genesis G80 Sport will provide buyers of this mid-size luxury sedan a third engine choice of a 3.3-liter twin turbocharged V-6 that's now offered with the larger G90 model, the company has announced.

Tags: 2018-MY, Luxury Sedans, Genesis, Genesis G80

April 18, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Adds Advanced Tech

Photo of 2018 S-Class courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup will receive a new generation of engines, bevy of driver assisting features, and upgraded interior, the company announced as it will show the luxury sedan at the Shanghai auto show.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2018-MY, Full-Size Cars, Luxury Sedans, Mercedes-Benz, Auto Shows

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Introduces PHEV, EV Under Clarity Nameplate

Photo of 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda will ship the 2017 Clarity Electric and 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid later this year to dealers as part of an ambitious roll-out of green vehicles in the company's bid to sell two-thirds of its vehicles with electrified powertrains by 2030, the company announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Honda, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, New York Auto Show, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY, 2018-MY

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Hyundai Sonata Adds Blind Spot Detection

Photo of 2018 Sonata courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai's 2018 Sonata will arrive with new safety features such as blind spot detection with a rear cross-traffic alert in addition to new body styling and LED daytime running lights, the company announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Mid-Size Sedans, 2018-MY, Blind Spot Monitor, New York Auto Show

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Adds Connected Services to 2018 Models

Screenshot courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai is adding remote door lock, remote start with climate control and a monthly vehicle health report as connected-vehicle services to its 2018 model-year lineup and 2017 Ioniq vehicles, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Hyundai, Connected Car, 2018-MY, Hyundai Ioniq

April 13, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

2018 Lincoln Navigator Boosts Power, Luxury

Photo of 2018 Navigator courtesy of Lincoln.

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator will enter its fourth generation as a more powerful and lighter-weight luxury SUV with more elegant styling, connectivity, and interior space, Lincoln announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Lincoln, New York Auto Show, Luxury SUVs, Lincoln Navigator, 2018-MY, Large SUVs

April 12, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

Photo of W-15 courtesy of Workhorse.

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on electric power, the company has announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Workhorse W-15

April 12, 2017 - Industry News

VW to Offer Pair of Tiguan SUVs for 2018

Photo of 2017 Tiguan courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen will offer the existing Tiguan compact SUV in 2018 as the Tiguan Limited alongside the new three-row Tiguan with a longer wheelbase, Volkswagen North America CEO Hinrich Woebcken announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Tiguan, 2018-MY, Compact SUVs, New York Auto Show

April 11, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Lexus Adds LS 500 F Sport for 2018

Photo of the 2018 LS 500 F Sport courtesy of Lexus.

Lexus has added a third variant to its flagship LS luxury sedan, the LS 500 F Sport, that's entering its fifth generation with the 2018 model year, the company announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Lexus, New York Auto Show, Lexus LS, 2018-MY, Luxury Sedans

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates Explorer for 2018

Photo of 2018 Explorer Sport courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 Explorer will arrive with several updates, including upgraded style, technology improvements and additional options such as a 4G modem with standard Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Tags: Ford Explorer, New York Auto Show, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, 2018-MY, Mid-Cycle Refresh

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Named Top Automotive Brand by KBB

Photo of 2017 Outback courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru has been named the top automotive brand by Kelley Blue Book as having the best perception among buyers, while Ford and Lexus also earned honors among the 2017 Brand Image awards.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Subaru, Branding, Lexus, Ford

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Boosts Warranties for 2018 SUVs

Photo of 2018 Tiguan courtesy of VW.

Volkswagen will offer six-year or 72,000-mile warranties for the Atlas mid-size SUV and Tiguan compact SUV for the 2018 model year, which it says would be "the best transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty among SUVs in America."

Tags: Volkswagen, Warranty, Volkswagen Tiguan, 2018-MY, Volkswagen Atlas

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Investing $1.33B in Ky. Camry Plant

Photo of 2018 Camry and Camry Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota will invest $1.33 billion to retool its Georgetown, Ky., assembly plant where it builds the Camry mid-size sedan, which is said will be fully build in the U.S. starting with the 2018 model year.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Camry, Assembly Plants

April 6, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Base 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUVs to Debut in N.Y.

Photo of 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio courtesy of FCA.

Fiat-Chrysler's Alfa Romeo unit will show the base model 2018 Stelvio luxury SUVs, including the Stelvio and Stelvio Ti, at the New York International Auto Show next week.

Tags: New York Auto Show, Alfa Romeo, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi's Outlander Sport Gets Mid-Cycle Update for 2018

Photo of 2018 Outlander Sport courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi's Outlander Sport compact SUV will add several cosmetic upgrades and a new Touring Package for the 2018 model year, the company has announced.

Tags: Mitsubishi, New York Auto Show, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY, Mid-Cycle Refresh

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Revises Outback for 2018

Photo of 2018 Outback courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru is refreshing its Outback crossover for 2018 by adding more premium materials in the interior, new multimedia capabilities including Apple CarPlay, and an available LED headlight system that responds to steering inputs.

Tags: Subaru, Subaru Outback, Crossovers, 2018-MY, New York Auto Show, Mid-Cycle Refresh

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Buick Reboots 2018 Regal as Wagon, Hatchback

Photo of 2018 Buick Regal Sportback courtesy of GM.

Buick will offer the Regal Sportback hatchback sedan and Regal TourX rugged station wagon for 2018, as the brand hopes to capitalize on the increasing popularity of crossovers and SUVs.

Tags: Buick Regal, Hatchbacks, 2018-MY, Station Wagons, Buick, General Motors

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

VW's 2018 Atlas Starts at $30,500

Photo of 2018 Atlas courtesy of VW.

The company's entry to the mid-size SUV market will arrive with two engine choices, optional all-wheel drive, and a trio of option packages across four trim grades that will include S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. The first models will arrive in May.

Tags: Volkswagen, Pricing, Mid-Size SUVs, 2018-MY, Volkswagen Atlas

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Decline 13% in March

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500

Sales of vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government fleets declined 13.1% to 279,063 in March and remain negative for the first quarter in the three segments, according to Automotive Fleet data and the Detroit Three.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Passenger Cars, Police Vehicles, Pickup Trucks, Full-Size Vans, Ford, General Motors, FCA, Car Rental

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Provides 2018 Crosstrek Details

Photo of 2018 Crosstrek courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru has provided full details about its 2018 Crosstrek ahead of the vehicle's unveiling at the New York International Auto Show later this month for a vehicle that will be the company's second to roll out on the new global platform.

Tags: Subaru, New York Auto Show, Crossovers, 2018-MY

March 30, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Jaguar Begins Testing I-Pace in London

Photo of I-Pace courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar has begun testing its I-Pace battery-electric luxury crossover on the streets of London and plans to introduce the vehicle in 2018, according to the company.

Tags: Jaguar, Luxury SUVs, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 30, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

2018 Audi Q5's Fuel Economy Rated

Photo of 2018 Q5 courtesy of Audi.

Audi's 2018 Q5 provides 25 mpg in combined city and highway driving, a nearly 14% improvement over the outgoing model, Audi has announced.

Tags: Audi, Fuel Economy, Audi Q5, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY

March 29, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Lexus Refreshing NX Compact SUV

Teaser photo of refreshed NX courtesy of Lexus.

Lexus will unveil a refreshed NX luxury compact SUV at the Shanghai auto show on April 19, the company announced.

Tags: Lexus, Shanghai, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Invests Heavily in Ala. Plant

Aerial photo of HMA's Lincoln, Ala. plant courtesy of Honda.

Honda's manufacturing arm is investing $85 million in its Lincoln, Ala. facility to improve flexibility, efficiency, and readiness for future technologies, Honda has announced.

Tags: Honda, Vehicle Production, Assembly Plants

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

New Vehicle Sales Increase 3% in March

Photo courtesy of EveryCarListed via Flickr.

New-vehicle sales are expected to increase 3% year over year to 1.63 million units retailed in March 2017, resulting in an estimated 17.4 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, New Vehicle Sales

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