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September 19, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Cadillac Gives More Details on New Sedan

Photo of Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant courtesy of GM.

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

Iceland Energy Company Adds Unimog to Fleet

Photo: Daimler

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

September 19, 2014 - Global News

UK Salary Sacrifice Company Increases Schemes

CARMICHAEL Photo: Tusker

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

Former Chrysler Canada President Dies at 86

Miki and Moe Closs are shown at the 2008 Negev Dinner.

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

September 19, 2014 - Global News

UD Trucks Previews Future Products for Indonesia

Photo: UD Trucks

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

September 19, 2014 - Global News

UPS Opens Contract Logistics Facility in Thailand

UPS has announced the opening of its newest contract logistics facility in Amphur Sungnoen, Nakhonratchasima Province.

Tags: UPS, Thailand, Logistics

September 19, 2014 - Global News

JAC Opens Shop in Algeria

Photo: JAC

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

September 19, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler's Ram Gamble Pays Off

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 courtesy of Chrysler.

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

September 19, 2014 - Global News

UAE Naturalization and Residency Department Adds CNG to Fleet

Photo: Abu Dhabi Police

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

2015 Kia Sorento SUV to Debut in Paris

Photo of 2015 Sorento courtesy of Kia Motors.

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

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

New Commercial Vans Offer Improved Residual Value

Ram ProMaster: Photo by Vince Taroc.

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

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

30 World Debuts Confirmed for L.A. Auto Show

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

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

3-Year Lease Preferable for Sedans, Donlen Says

Photo via Donlen.

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

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

Corporate Fleet Services Expands Role of Business Development Manager


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

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

GM Ships Colorado and Canyon Pickups to Dealers

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon midsize trucks load onto carriers to begin shipping to dealers Thursday, September 18, 2014 from the General Motors Wentzville Assembly plant where they are made in Wentzville, Missouri. Consumers have created more than 100,000 configurations of the trucks since the Colorado Build Your Own and Canyon Build Your Own websites went live on September 3. Photo: Melissa Vaeth for General Motors

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

Hong Kong Hotel Orders 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms

Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce.

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 Transit Offers Significant Fuel Economy Improvement Over E-Series

Photo by Tim Crowley.

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.

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

Audi Receives First Autonomous Driving Permit in Calif.

Photo courtesy of Audi

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

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Sharply Criticized By Congress

Screenshot via U.S. Senate.

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

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Adds Civic SE Sedan for 2015

Photo of Civic SE sedan courtesy of Honda.

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

Chevrolet Impala Joins Dubai Police Fleet

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Impala PPV courtesy of GM.

The Dubai Police Fleet is adding the Chevrolet Impala to its fleet of exotic patrol cars.

Tags: Chevrolet Impala, Dubai Police, Dubai

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

FedEx Quarterly Profit Surges 24% to $606 Million

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

Brazilian Fire Department Adds Spartan Emergency Response Vehicles

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

September 16, 2014 - Global News

Nissan Produces 10 Millionth Engine at Mexico Plant

Photo: Nissan

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

Kia Soul Named Top Safety Pick

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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