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January 17, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford Mustang Gets Sleeker, Drops V-6

Photo of 2018 Mustang GT courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Mustang sport car will arrive for 2018 with a sleeker look, lower hood, new transmission, and one less engine choice, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Sports Cars, 2018-MY

January 16, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Sets 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Photo of 2017 Outback courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru has released the final dates fleets can order seven 2017 models and set the months when pricing would be announced for those nameplates in the 2018 model year, Subaru announced.

Tags: Subaru, Pricing, Order to Delivery, 2017-MY, 2018-MY

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel courtesy of FCA.

The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

Tags: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Diesel Emissions, EPA, FCA, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Kia Introduces 2018 Stinger Sedan

Photo of 2018 Stinger courtesy of Kia Motors.

Kia Motors revealed its 2018 Stinger sports sedan at the Detroit auto show that appears to take aim at German luxury rivals that aim for performance-oriented driving.

Tags: Kia, Mid-Size Sedans, 2018-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Kia Stinger

January 11, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Tweaks GLA for 2018

Photo of 2018 GLA250 courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes-Benz's 2018 GLA subcompact SUV will arrive with modest updates, including a 1.2-inch lift suspension with an "off road" suspension package, LED headlights, and new standard safety equipment.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY, Detroit Auto Show

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Stretches Tiguan for 2018

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen's Tiguan compact SUV will grow nearly 11 inches for the 2018 model year and arrive as a model perched between compact and midsize SUV segments.

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

January 11, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Infiniti Shows OX50 Mid-Size Crossover Concept

Photo courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti premiered its QX50 Concept at the North American International Auto Show, featuring technologies that support autonomous drive.

Tags: Infiniti, Detroit Auto Show, Autonomous Vehicles, Concept Vehicles

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Expands Rogue Lineup for 2017

Photo of the 2017 Rogue Sport courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan will offer the Rogue Sport as a 2017 model-year compact SUV that will add a smaller model to the Rogue lineup when it arrives in the spring.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Rogue, 2017-MY, Detroit Auto Show

January 10, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

BMW's 530e Hybrid Sedan Retails for $52,395

Photo of 2018 530e courtesy of BMW.

BMW's 530e iPerformance hybrid sedan will retail for at least $52,395, while the all-wheel-drive model will start at $54,695, BMW announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: BMW, Luxury Sedans, BMW 5 Series, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

January 10, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Lexus Lengthens LS Sedan for Fifth Generation

Photo of the 2018 LS 500 courtesy of Lexus.

The sedan is longer and lower than its predecessor with a 123-inch wheelbase and a rear-wheel drive platform.

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

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Honda Odyssey Boosts Connectivity

Photo of 2018 Odyssey courtesy of Honda.

Honda has revamped its Odyssey minivan for 2018 for connected buyers with smartphone control of vehicle systems and 4G LTE Wi-Fi for streaming video and other entertainment features.

Tags: Honda, Honda Odyssey, Connected Car, Minivans, 2018-MY, Detroit Auto Show

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Reviving Ranger Pickup for 2019

Image: Ford.

Ford will bring the Ranger mid-size pickup truck back to the North American market for the 2019 model year and the Bronco midsize SUV to global markets for the 2020 model year, the OEM announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Mid-Size Pickups, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Ford Bronco, 2020-MY

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota's 2018 Camry Powertrains Boost Efficiency

Photo of 2018 Camry XSE courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota is revamping the Camry for the 2018 model-year with a more efficient, powerful engine lineup, stylish design and improved driving dynamics as the midsize sedan enters its eighth generation, Toyota announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Camry, Mid-Size Sedans, 2018-MY, Detroit Auto Show

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

VW Shows Electric Microbus Van Concept

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen is looking to the past to help define its future with an electrified, autonomous update of its Microbus camper van that left the U.S. automotive landscape in the late 1960s as a result of the "chicken tax" tariff.

Tags: Volkswagen, Minivans, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Concept Vehicles, Detroit Auto Show

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

FCA's Jeep Expansion Includes Pickup Truck

Photo courtesy of FCA.

Fiat-Chrysler will invest $1 billion in a Jeep expansion initiative that will lead to the production of three new vehicles, including a pickup truck and two larger SUVs, FCA announced ahead of the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Jeep, FCA, Assembly Plants, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Jeep Wagoneer, Large SUVs, Pickup Trucks, Detroit Auto Show

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Bolt, Pacifica, Ridgeline Earn Vehicle of the Year Awards

2017 Honda Ridgeline (photo courtesy of Honda)

The 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year were announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tags: Honda, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year, General Motors, Awards, Honda Ridgeline, 2017-MY, Chevrolet Bolt, FCA, Chrysler Pacifica, North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, Detroit Auto Show

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Adds Crash-Avoidance Tech

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Traverse courtesy of GM.

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse enters its second generation after nine model years as a more connected mid-size SUV with additional safety features, such as adaptive crash avoidance, GM announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Traverse, General Motors, Mid-Size SUVs, 2018-MY, Detroit Auto Show

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

2018 GMC Terrain Adds Diesel V-6

Photo of 2018 GMC Terrain SLT courtesy of GM.

The 2018 GMC Terrain compact SUV will enter its second generation with a four-cylinder turbo-diesel and appearance that mirrors the larger 2017 GMC Acadia, General Motors announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: GMC Terrain, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY, Detroit Auto Show

January 8, 2017 - Industry News

First-Ever F-150 Diesel Improves MPG for 2018

Photo of the 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The 2018 F-150 will offer optional diesel power for the first time since the introduction of the model in 1975, as Ford will offer a turbo-diesel V-6 engine and updated versions of the gasoline-powered V-6, turbo V-6, and V-8, Ford announced ahead of the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Ford F-150, Diesel Engines, Ford, Large Pickups, Detroit Auto Show, 2018-MY

January 6, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Cadillac Introduces $1,500 a Month Subscription Service

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

Cadillac has launched a subscription-based on-demand vehicle utilization program that provides access to Cadillac vehicles without a commitment to lease, finance, or buy.

Tags: Cadillac, Carsharing, Mobile Apps, General Motors

January 6, 2017 - Industry News

Honda, Visa Demonstrate In-Vehicle Payments

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda conducted demonstrations of its in-vehicle payments with parking and fueling partners at CES in Las Vegas.

Tags: Honda, Electronic Payments, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Visa

January 6, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Develops Autonomous LEAF

Photo of Carlos Ghosn courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan has developed a battery-electric LEAF with autonomous driving capabilities that allow it to navigate a single-lane highway, Nissan announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Tags: Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Autonomous Vehicles, CES

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Offer 4G LTE Hotspot, In-Vehicle Gas Purchasing

Photo of ExxonMobile's Speedpass+ app on a touchscreen courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with 2018 model-year models, offer an app that allows drivers to pay for gas without leaving their car, and roll out an updated SYNC 3 infotainment system that integrates smartphone apps, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Ford SYNC, Mobile Apps, Exxon Mobil, Wi-Fi, Infotainment Systems, Connected Car

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 2.7% in 2016

Sales of pickups, vans, and SUVs to businesses pushed commercial fleet sales 2.7% higher in 2016, which offset a decline in commercial sales of passenger cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Ford, General Motors, FCA

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Shows Its Autonomous, Connected-Car Tech

Photo of autonomous IONIQ concept courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has offered a glimpse into its vision of mobility, which included specific autonomous car capabilities and connected car technologies, at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Tags: Hyundai, Connected Car, Autonomous Vehicles, Hyundai Ioniq

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