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The 2016 Golf Sportwagen offers an intelligent choice for fleets by providing competitive cargo room, safety features and an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 44 mpg with the automatic transmission.

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: Best Kept Secret in the Industry

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The 2016 Golf SportWagen provides the interior flexibility, cargo space and fuel efficiency demands that makes it an ideal fleet choice.


NTEA Names Director of Fleet Relations

Christopher Lyon, CAFM, was appointed director of fleet relations for the Association for the Work Truck Industry, also known as NTEA.

The Nation's Largest Fleets: Where do You Stand?

In the coming weeks Automotive Fleet will send its annual Fleet 300 Survey to fleet managers and fleet professionals throughout the industry.

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Jaguar Releases Details About F-Pace Compact SUV

Jaguar has released additional details about its F-Pace luxury crossover ahead of the vehicle's debut at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt that opens Sept. 17.

Australian Tire Market Reaching $2.8B

According to TechSci Research report, "Australia Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020", tire market in Australia is forecast to reach around US$ 2.8 billion in 2015.

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Tata Launches Pickup for Small Commercial Segment

Tata Motors has announced the launch of the Tata Ace Mega pickup. The Ace Mega has been designed as a transport solution for the small commercial vehicle (SCV) segment, according to the automaker.

NGV Conference Details Announced

Organizers of the North American NGV Conference and Expo have released details about the conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 15-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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Ford Considering Reviving U.S. Ranger Pickup

Ford Motor Co. is considering bringing its smaller Ranger pickup back to North America later this decade to compete in the suddenly competitive mid-size-pickup segment, according to reports by Bloomberg and the Detroit News.

AmeriPride Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

Textile and rental supply company AmeriPride has released its first-ever Corporate Responsibility Report, which outlines key programs and initiatives the company is implementing as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, the health and safety of its employees, and the well-being of the communities it serves.

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GAZ Introduces GAZelle NEXT in Serbia

GAZ Group has initiated sales of GAZelle NEXT vehicles in Serbia. The vehicles are sold by GAZ Group partner Verano Motors.

Photo of 2016 Accent courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Accent Gets Light Updates for 2016

Hyundai is adding a few minor updates to the 2016 Accent subcompact that will arrive at dealerships in August with a starting price of $15,570.

Photo of mileston 1.4-liter engine courtesy of GM.

GM Ending 1.4L Engine Production

General Motors will cease production of the 1.4-liter gasoline engine that powers the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt by year's end, as it begins production of two new Ecotec engines for the next generations of those compact cars.

Rwanda Implements Car-Free Zone in Capital

As of August 24, vehicles are no longer allowed in the heart of Rwanda's capital Kigali. Except special services vehicles such as ambulances, others are prohibited in the streets of the declared “Car-Free Zone.”


Emkay Hires VP of Fleet Service Operations

Emkay Inc. has hired Dave Lodding as its vice president of fleet service operations in a move announced Aug. 27 by the fleet management company.

Blue1USA Named to Inc. Magazine List

Blue1USA has been included on Inc. Magazine's annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The company is ranked number 3727 for the three-year period ending December of 2014.

Diesel Prices Spur Fleet Interest in Fuel Cost Reduction

Uncertainty over the direction in which diesel prices are heading is prompting fleet operators to explore on-board solutions, such as GreenRoad's driver behavior and fleet performance system, which minimize the impact on overall costs, according to the company.


Element Fleet Names President for Canada

Element Fleet Management has promoted Sébastien Blondin to president for the Canada market, the fleet management company announced.

Photo of 2017 Sportage courtesy of Kia.

Next-Gen 2017 Kia Sportage Unveiled

Kia has revealed the first images of its fourth-generation Sportage compact SUV it will likely introduce with the 2017 model year. Kia will provide additional details about the vehicle at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on Sept. 15.

Screen capture courtesy of Mercedes-Benz via YouTube.

Video: Crash Prevention Tech Gains Influence

The growing availability of forward collision warning and automatic braking systems is changing how vehicles are judged for safety.

Chevin Touts Advanced Software Integration

Advanced levels of integration with all kinds of systems are helping to power continued success at fleet software system provider Chevin Fleet Solutions, according to the company.

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Uber to Develop Self-Driving Vehicles in Ariz.

Uber has entered a research-and-development partnership with the University of Arizona that will pave the way for self-driving vehicles in that state, Gov. Doug Ducey has announced.

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Fleet Technology Awards Announced

Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.

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Ore. Beverage Fleet Reduces Fuel Costs with Autogas

An Oregon-based beverage distributor has cut the company's greenhouse gas emissions by over 20 percent and saved an estimated $10,000 in fuel costs in the seven months since it converted 10 gasoline-powered cargo vans to run on propane autogas.

Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.

Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles

Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.

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EV, Hybrid Interest Flat for 3 Years

A new Harris Poll has found that U.S. customer interest in battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and gasoline-electric vehicles has largely remained unchanged since 2013.

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Subaru Updates 2016-MY Fleet Ordering

Subaru has announced several updates to the timetable for fleet ordering for three vehicles for the 2016 model year and set the order cut-off dates for its entire lineup.


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