September 19, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Cadillac's new longer, high-technology car will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2015 at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, General Motors has announced.
Tags: Cadillac, Luxury Sedan, Full-Size Sedans
September 19, 2014 - Global News
Reykjavik-based Askja, the Daimler sales intermediary in Iceland, has delivered a Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 4000 to Landsnet, which is responsible for supplying electricity to the island nation.
Tags: Iceland, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Tusker, a provider of salary sacrifice car schemes, has added three more new car schemes covering nearly 10,000 employees to the rapidly growing portfolio it operates in the UK, taking the total number of live schemes to more than 180.
Tags: Carbon Footprint, United Kingdom, Salary Sacrifice
September 19, 2014 - Industry News
Maurice (Moe) Closs, the Chrysler Canada president who presided over the 1983 launch of the Dodge Caravan minivan at the Windsor Assembly Plant, died September 17 at the age of 86.
Tags: Canada, Chrysler, Dodge Caravan
UD Trucks provided a glimpse of the Quester 8L product range configured specially for Indonesia at the 22nd annual Indonesian International Motor Show (IIMS).
Tags: UD Trucks, Indonesia, Quester
UPS has announced the opening of its newest contract logistics facility in Amphur Sungnoen, Nakhonratchasima Province.
Tags: UPS, Thailand, Logistics
JAC general manager Xiang Xinchu and the vice general manager of JAC International Zhang Peng recently led a JAC delegation to visit Algeria and attended the opening ceremony of JAC light truck’s first 4S shop in North Africa.
Tags: Light-Duty Trucks, JAC, North Africa, Algeria
Chrysler's gamble to spin off its pickup truck division at the tail end of the recession has paid off, as the company has increased its market share of the pickup market by 10 percent since creating the Ram Truck division, reports the New York Times.
Tags: Ram Truck, Chrysler, Automotive Executives, Pickup Trucks
The UAE's Directorate General of Resources and Support Services at the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs has begun installing compressed natural gas (CNG) system for the vehicles used by the directorate.
Tags: Sustainability, UAE, CNG, Abu Dhabi
September 18, 2014 - Industry News
The redesigned 2015 Kia Sorento mid-size SUV will debut at the Paris Motor Show on Oct. 2 in its third generation, Kia Motors has announced.
Tags: Kia Motors, Kia Sorento, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs
A lineup of new full-size commercial vans from Chrysler/Ram, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz will deliver significantly higher residual value that their counterparts from previous generations, according to ALG’s latest industry projection.
Tags: Residual Values, ALG, Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ram ProMaster
The Los Angeles Auto Show should continue its role as a leading platform for new-vehicle launch announcements as automakers have scheduled 60 new vehicle announcements and 30 global debuts, the show has announced.
Tags: Audi, L.A. Auto Show
Fleets should lease sedans for 36 months rather than 60 months to gain a better return on their investment and keep lifecycle costs in check, according to a new analysis from Donlen Corp.
Tags: Donlen, Fleet Management Companies, Lifecycle Costs
Corporate Fleet Services has expanded the role of Pete Stevens as business development manager, the fleet management company has announced.
Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Promotions, Corporate Fleet Services
The two newest entries in the midsize truck segment, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, began shipping to dealers on Sept. 18.
Tags: Mid-Size Pickups, General Motors, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon
September 18, 2014 - Global News
A Hong Kong entrepreneur Stephen Hung purchased 30 Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms for his Louis XIII hotel in Macau, the largest order Rolls-Royce has ever received.
Tags: Rolls-Royce, Hotels, Hong Kong
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's 2015 Transit full-size van offers a significant improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing E-Series van it's replacing, according to the company and U.S. EPA.
Audi was the first automaker to receive a permit in California, after new laws governing the process for autonomous driving went into effect on Tuesday, Audi announced.
Tags: Audi, Automated Driving, California
The safety agency found itself on the defensive during a congressional hearing on a day of mounting criticism over its handling of General Motors' ignition switch recall.
Tags: Congress, Vehicle Safety Regulations, NHTSA, Elected Leaders, Recalls
Honda is adding the SE model to its Civic sedan lineup, which is seeing a modest price increase for the 2015 model year.
Tags: Honda, Honda Civic, Pricing, 2015-MY, Compact Cars
September 17, 2014 - Global News
The Dubai Police Fleet is adding the Chevrolet Impala to its fleet of exotic patrol cars.
Tags: Chevrolet Impala, Dubai Police, Dubai
Net income totaled $606 million or $2.10 per share, up 37% from last year’s $1.53 per share. Revenue was $11.7 billion, an increase of 6% from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Earnings, FedEx, Equity Markets
September 16, 2014 - Global News
Spartan Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., has announced that it has been awarded by the Sao Paulo (Brazil) Fire Department an order for 20 units.
Tags: Fire Equipment, Spartan Motors, Brazil, Spartan ERV
Nissan Mexico's Aguascalientes powertrain plant recently celebrated the production of its 10 millionth engine.
Tags: Nissan, Mexico, Powertrain, NV200
September 16, 2014 - Industry News
Structural enhancements for the 2015 model year pay off, with the hatchback showing marked improvement in its latest IIHS crash test performance.
Tags: Top Safety Pick, Kia Motors, Crash Tests, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2015-MY, Kia Soul, Kia Forte
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