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Volkswagen’s 6-Year Atlas and Tiguan Warranties Will Benefit Fleets

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GM Offers Built-In Telematics Solution

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Ford Honored for Support in Student Education

The award honors an individual or organization that demonstrates commitment to the SAE Foundation’s goal of supporting student education and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Hyundai's Ioniq Electric model. Photo by Vince Taroc

Hyundai Highlights Ioniq Models Availability

Hyundai has started selling its gasoline-electric hybrid and battery-electric 2017 Ioniq models. The plug-in hybrid Ioniq will be in available in the fourth quarter 2017.

Crossover utility vehicles share elements of both passenger cars and light trucks, complicating their classifications. Chart courtesy of the U.s. Energy Information Administration.

Crossovers Blur Light-Duty Classification

The growing popularity of Crossovers, in addition to its ambiguous classification, has complicated the analyses of fuel efficiency trends and vehicle sales.

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2018 Acura RDX Priced

The 2018 Acura RDX will cost $130 more than the 2017 model and has arrived at dealer lots, Acura has announced. The luxury compact SUV received a mid-cycle refresh for the 2016 model year.

Parkmobile Parking Services to Be Featured on New BMWs

Parkmobile allows users of the ParkNow app to locate, reserve, and pay for parking in over 250 cities in the United States and Canada through its Parkmobile Network.

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These 11 Vehicles Had No Driver Deaths

A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists 11 2014 models that recorded zero driver deaths.

Geotab Marketplace Adds pdvWireless DispatchPlus App

The Geotab Marketplace has added DispatchPlus, a mobile app from pdvWireless, Inc. that provides push-to-talk functionality for fleets using GPS-based fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions.

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Google to Develop Volvo’s Future Infotainment System

Volvo Cars has partnered with Google to develop the carmaker’s next-generation in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on the technology company’s Android platform that will launch on new models within two years.

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Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.

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Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Photo of 2018 Q5 courtesy of Audi.

Audi Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Audi has announced incentives for its 2018 model-year lineup of luxury sedans and SUVs that includes a next-generation Q5 and new A5 Sportback sedan.

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Memorial Holiday Road Deaths to Rise 12%

The National Safety Council estimates more than 400 people might die in vehicle crashes during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday period -– a 12% jump from recent years.

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc

Feds Sue Fiat-Chrysler Over Diesels

The federal government has sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for using illegal engine-control software in its diesel vehicles so that they would perform differently during emissions testing than under normal driving conditions.

Photo of Chevrolet Spark courtesy of General Motors.

Chevrolet Spark Recall Tied to Air Bags

The recall, driven by concerns for child passengers, covers more than 55,000 subcompact cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

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Ford Appoints Nair to Head North America

Ford's new CEO, Jim Hackett, has appointed Raj Nair to lead Ford North America and two other leaders for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the company has announced.

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

GM Calls Diesel Manipulation Claim 'Baseless'

General Motors has responded to a civil lawsuit claiming that it included a defeat device in its diesel-powered vehicles by saying the claim is baseless, according to a company statement.

Emkay Named Top Chicago Workplace

Itaska, Ill.-based Emkay has been selected as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2017, the fleet management company has announced.

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Jaguar Land Rover Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Jaguar Land Rover will offer corporate incentives for five Jaguar models and four Land Rover or Range Rover models as part of its dealer-based program.

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Ford Adds Trailer Backup Assist to 2018 Expedition

The 2018 Ford Expedition will add Pro Trailer Backup Assist to help drivers while they're backing up a trailer, Ford announced.

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NHTSA Probing Hyundai and Kia Recalls

The federal safety agency is looking into whether the automakers acted quickly enough and met reporting requirements in the recall of 1.6 million cars at risk for engine failure.

Photo of Ford Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Pickups, SUVs for Seat Back Weld

The recall involves 2,195 2017-model year Ford F-150 pickups, Explorer SUVs and Super Duty pickups in the U.S.

Photo of 2018 5 Series courtesy of BMW.

BMW Announces 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

BMW will offer incentives for 14 of its 2018 model-year vehicles and the six MINI models under its national corporate fleet program through participating dealers.

Photo of 2018 Odyssey courtesy of Honda.

2018 Honda Odyssey Priced at $30,890

Honda's 2018 Odyssey will retail for at least $1,040 more than the outgoing model, as it enters its fifth-generation with a new V-6 and additional connectivity features.

Photo of the 2018 Forester Black Edition courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru's 2018 Forester Starts at $23,710

Subaru's base 2018 Forester with the 6-speed manual transmission will increase $200 to $23,710 for the compact SUV, Subaru has announced.

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Nissan Teases Next-Gen Leaf

Nissan's next-generation battery-electric Leaf will provide "intelligent zero-emissions mobility," the company said ahead of the vehicle's introduction later this year.

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