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2019 Jeep Cherokee Unveiled with New Engine

The new Jeep Cherokee features a new design and styling, as well as a new 2.0-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine, and over 80 available safety features.

Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand – FCA Global, introduces the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 at the truck's 2018 North American International Auto Show global debut. Ram's new half-ton player is a no-compromise pickup truck, leading in durability, technology and efficiency with innovative design and the highest quality materials.(Image courtesy of FCA US)

Ram 1500 Wins 'Best of Show' At NAIAS

When determining the Best of Show, the judges consider new vehicles for their innovation, overall show impact, and execution of claims.

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All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

Morris.

LeasePlan USA Names Truck Sales VP

LeasePlan USA has today announced the appointment of Naeem Morris to its Truck and Equipment Division. In his role of truck sales vice president, Morris will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the LeasePlan truck division in the Midwest.

Courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Unveils 2019-MY Jetta

The new model year features an exterior redesign, enhanced interior capacity, and a lower starting price than the outgoing model year, according to Volkswagen.

Photo of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

2019 Silverado Diesel Engine Produced at Flint Facility

General Motors will produce the 2019 Silverado's all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel engine at its Flint Engine Operations facility.

Video: Audi Programmers Target Distracted Driving

The German automaker has written computer code designed to curb web browsing while driving, and the company is making the code available to any website.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen

Cars.com Awards VW's 2018 Atlas, Golf GTI

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas won Cars.com's Best of 2018 award, while the Golf GTI won the Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year.

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Baessler, Fleet Director of Rollins Inc., Passes Away

Mike Baessler, director, fleet procurement for Rollins, Inc., died Jan.12, 2018. Baessler joined Rollins in June 2013, where he worked until his death. He was 67 years old.

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Gasoline Prices Jump to $2.53 Per Gallon

The national gas price of unleaded gas raised four cents to $2.53 from last week, as demand for gasoline for the month of January was the highest it has been since 2011, according to AAA.

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All-New Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing for 2019-MY

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

Courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Offering 4-D Driving Experience at Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show attendees will be able to see firsthand the type of environments that Chevrolet vehicles are tested on through a 4-D virtual reality experience.

The Infiniti QX30 may be one model that will be electrified by 2021.

Infiniti to Electrify its Lineup in 2021

Infiniti will begin electrifying its vehicle lineup by 2021, and will also launch its first fully electric vehicle that year.

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Hyundai's New Fuel-Cell EV Named Top Tech by CES

Hyundai's newly announced Nexo fuel-cell EV (FCEV) was listed as one of the top products in the auomotive space in 2018 at the recent Consumer Electronic Show.

Photo of Ford Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Windows

The safety compliance recall covers 361 2018-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Dubai Forms Group to Advance Its Auto Industry

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has formed the Automotive Manufacturers Business Group, which will be tasked with developing and advancing Dubai’s automotive industry and provide a platform for industry stakeholders to collaborate.

Video: Report Urges Lowering Driver Blood Alcohol Limits

To reduce alcohol-related crashes, a new National Academies of Sciences study also recommends raising alcohol taxes and requiring interlocks for all DWI offenders.  

The Ranger will be available in three trim grades: XL, midlevel XLT, and a high-level Lariat trim series. It will include FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations. (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

2019 Ford Ranger Production to Begin in Late 2018

The Ford Ranger is returning to the North American market with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a suite of Ford’s latest technologies.

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Nissan’s Concept Compact SUV Includes Autonomous Capabilities

Nissan revealed a six-passenger, three-row concept SUV that features an advanced graphic user interface and autonomous driving technologies.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is Roomier, Longer

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its second-generation 2019 G-Class luxury SUV, which is host to several new updates including a roomier interior, a new suspension, and a longer and wider exterior.

European Transport Solutions Provider Implements Chevin Software

Ewals Cargo Care recently implemented Chevin Fleet Solution’s FleetWave in its fleet to centralize processes and integrate a burgeoning quantity of fleet data, according to Fleet Europe.

Image courtesy of Hyundai Mobis.

Tech Developed to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Hyundai Mobis recently showcased new technology that shifts a vehicle to autonomous driving mode when a driver dozes off and the car starts to leave the road.

Photo by Intel Free Press/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

Georgia Considers Handheld Phone Ban for Drivers

The state legislation also seeks to raise the distracted-driving fine from $150 to as much as $900 for repeat offenders.

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.

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