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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.

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How Will New Lease Accounting Standards Affect Fleets?

Sponsored by Merchants Fleet Management

New accounting standards for reporting lease transactions take effect after December 15, 2018 for public companies and December 2019 for private businesses. As a result, many organizations with fleets of vehicles are trying to figure out how these new rules will impact them moving forward.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

ROUSH Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

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LeasePlan USA Names CCO

Ricardo Fonzaghi was named chief commercial officer of LeasePlan USA, overseeing the company’s sales and client relations teams.

Screenshot of ARI WatchList courtesy of ARI.

ARI Launches Fleet Monitoring Tool

ARI WatchList notifies a fleet manager of critical events as they happen and allows such events to be monitored in a newsfeed format.

Cost Estimates Overstated for Pollution Standards, Study Finds

Cost estimates for meeting MPG and pollution standards are overstated by as much as 40 percent, according to a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

Photo of the 2018 Yaris courtesy of Toyota.

2018 Toyota Yaris To Launch This Summer

The Yaris will be equipped with several driver-assist technologies, including lane departure alert, and automatic high beams.

Photo of 2018 Toyota Sienna Limited courtesy of Toyota.

2018 Toyota Sienna Adds Standard Safety Package

The entire 2018 Sienna Van lineup will include pedestrian detection warnings and lane departure alert.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Expands Edge 2018 Lineup

The Ford Edge 2018 lineup now features the SEL Sport Appearance Package and will be available this fall.

N.D. Legislators Try to Rein in Distracted Driving

The North Dakota Senate and House have passed a bill broadening the definition of distracted driving.

Stacey Snyder, conversion specialist from Alliance AutoGas, in Asheville, N.C., performing the live conversion. (PHOTO: ALLIANCE AUTOGAS)

Alliance AutoGas Beats Conversion Record

Alliance AutoGas conversion specialists upfitted a 2017 Ford F-250 live, in the record-setting time of 1:21:00, at the recent Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo courtesy of International Franchise Systems

Auto Recalls Reach 53.2 Million in 2016

Automakers recalled a record 53.2 million vehicles last year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2015, 51.2 million vehicles were affected by recalls.

French Probe FCA Diesel Emissions Tests

The French investigation into FCA diesel emissions testing procedures opened on March 15, 2017. Following Volkswagen's admission in 2015 of cheating on U.S. diesel emission tests, several European countries launched their own tests on vehicle emissions.

Honda CR-V Earns Top Safety Honor

The compact SUV wins the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Used Car Prices 'Softening,' ADESA's Kontos Says

February provided "further concrete evidence of softening" of used vehicle prices during a month that usually shows improvement from January, ADESA's Tom Kontos wrote in his monthly Kontos Kommentary.

Earnings Watch: FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings

FedEx Corp. on Tuesday reported increased net earnings in its most recent quarter, but it missed Wall Street expectations.

eDriving Fleet Offers Driver Training Program

Driver training provider eDriving Fleet will offer its RoadRisk Plus driving training and risk reduction program to a variety of fleets in late 2017, the company has announced.

Photo of Kia Niro courtesy of Kia.

Kia Recalls Niro for Power Steering

The recall, set to begin April 7, covers 135 2017-model year hybrid crossovers.

Photo courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru Updates 2017-MY Order Cutoff Dates

Subaru has moved up the order cutoff date for fleets for the 2017 model-year Legacy to March 23 and updated the available exterior colors for the 2017-MY Forester, according to the company.

Logos courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Promotes Three Commercial Managers

Nissan has promoted three senior managers in its commercial vehicle sales operation, and added new responsibilities for Fred DePerez, Rich Miller, and Joe Guarascio.

Photo of 2017 F-250 XL courtesy of Ford.

Landi Renzo's CNG 2017 F-250/F-350 Certified

Torrance, Calif.-based Landi Renzo has gained approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 6.2L V-8 engine with the gaseous prep engine package.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Gasoline Prices Stay Flat

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded remained flat at $2.29 per gallon for the week ending March 20, as drivers are now paying about 31 cents more than a year ago, according to the AAA.

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Photo of 2018 Q5 courtesy of Audi.

Audi Details 2018 Q5, Sets Pricing

The 2018 Audi Q5 will retail for $42,475 when it goes in sale in April as a second-generation model of the compact luxury SUV.

Graphic courtesy of Auto Insurance Center. Source of 2015 data: NHTSA Fatality Analysis Reporting System.

Ohio, Mich. Lead in Winter Weather Fatal Crashes

In 2015, Ohio saw 143 deadly collisions in wintry conditions, according to an Auto Insurance Center analysis based on NHTSA crash data.

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Chicago, LAPD Among Safety Grant Winners

The National Safety Council and NHTSA team to award grants to organizations finding innovative ways to decrease road fatalities and injuries.

Photo of Model S courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Discontinues Base Model S

Tesla will discontinue its entry-level Model S 60 and all-wheel 60D sedans that carry a $68,000 price point, and will sell the 75 and 75D sedans that retail for at least $74,500 as the entry models, the company announced in a letter to owners.

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