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The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas mid-size SUV was designed specifically for the American market and is built at the OEM's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant. Photo: Volkswagen

Introducing the All-New 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Sponsored by Volkswagen of America Inc.

Built using the automaker's Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the Volkswagen Atlas features plenty of cargo space, a choice of five trim levels, and two available engines. The seven-passenger mid-size SUV was designed specifically for the American market.

Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Edge SUVs for Windshield Headers

The safety compliance recall covers 111 2017-model year mid-size SUVs in North America; 84 are in the U.S.

Image of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Fusion, Fiesta, Lincoln MKZ for Door Latches

The automaker expands an earlier recall to include more than 210,000 additional vehicles.

Photo of Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Four Models for Fire Risk

The safety recall covers 2014 Ford Escape, 2014-15 Fiesta ST, 2013-14 Fusion and 2013-15 Transit Connect vehicles -- all equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines.

Screenshot of Accident Dashboard courtesy of ARI.

ARI Offers Accident Data Feed

ARI has added the Accident Dashboard to its insights portal that allows fleet managers to see the cost of accidents, as well as identifying trends and patterns.

Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Recall Tied to Idle Mitigation Systems

The recall covers 335 aerial devices and service body trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

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

Honda Invests Heavily in Ala. Plant

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.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Modified Vehicles for Stalling

The recall, already in progress, covers 434 trucks and vans equipped with propane conversion kits.

Photo courtesy of EveryCarListed via Flickr.

New Vehicle Sales Increase 3% in March

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.

Photo of Nissan Murano courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Murano SUVs for Fire Risk

The recall affects more than 56,000 vehicles in the 2013 and 2014 model years.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Screen shot courtesy of CarTech VR360 app.

New Mobile App Explains Auto Safety Tech

The National Safety Council partners with the University of Iowa on a phone app aimed at bolstering use of features such as lane departure warning and backup cameras.

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber’s head of EMEA, and Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan.

LeasePlan and Uber Enter Into Pan-European Partnership

LeasePlan and Uber will expand their current cooperation in Portugal, France, and the Netherlands to a pan-European level. Uber is active in over 100 cities in Europe and has selected LeasePlan as a provider of lease vehicles to Uber drivers.

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CARB Reaffirms Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to maintain its greenhouse gas emission standards and zero-emission vehicle program for passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold in the state through 2025.

FCA UK Fleet Hires Fleet Support Agency To Assist Operations

FCA Fleet and Business in the UK has appointed fleet support agency ROI to support its operations. The move is part of a major investment to further develop, expand, and enhance FCA’s corporate sales offering, which represents Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth, Jeep and Alfa Romeo.

Photo of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

European Car Rental Company Receives 2,100 Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans Sales Germany delivered the first batch of a total of more than 2,100 vans – scheduled for delivery in the 2017 fiscal year – to Europcar, Europe’s largest vehicle rental provider.

Photo of the Peugeot Expert courtesy of Peugeot.

PSA Group will Assemble Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy in Uruguay

The light commercial vehicle segment in Latin America is forecast to have a potential of one million vehicle sales per year.

Photo of Opel Astra courtesy of Opel.

Opel Astra Named 2017 Car of the Year in South Africa

The Astra is one of the bestselling models in the Opel portfolio and has been ordered around 400,000 times since its market launch in 2015.

Photo of the Nissan New Mobility Concept courtesy of Nissan.

New Car-Sharing Service in Japan features Nissan’s Ultra-Compact EV

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the City of Yokohama introduced a round-trip car sharing service on March 20, 2017, featuring the Nissan New Mobility Concept, an ultra-compact electric vehicle.

Photo of Chennai skyline courtesy of nashcode.

Maruti Suzuki Releases Road Safety Index for Indian Cities

Maruti Suzuki India Limited released the Road Safety Index, a weighted average of scores on important parameters relating to road safety. The eight cities selected for the campaign were identified based on population, metro status, and statewide coverage.

New Mobility Company Launches in Australia

Localift, a friend-to-friend ridesharing startup in Australia, is using the HERE Mobility on-Demand, a powerful and flexible toolkit for on-demand app developers, enabling them to build location-centric features into their apps and go to market quickly.

Most Popular European Automotive Colors: White for Small Cars; Gray for SUVs

White is still the most popular car color in Europe, with a share of 29 percent, the most popular exterior color for SUVs in Europe is gray.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Gasoline Prices Remain at $2.29 Per Gallon

The average national price of gasoline remained at $2.29 per gallon for the week ending March 27 amid discussion by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to extend a production cut by another six months.

Chevin Releases Event Engine Tool

A new events engine tool in the latest update of Chevin’s fleet and asset management software, FleetWave, allows operations to rapidly design and automate alerts, reminders, and other messages that are sent to their workers.

AkzoNobel Commits to Carbon-Neutral Fleet by 2050

AkzoNobel has committed to accelerating its sustainability agenda by announcing a new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050.

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