The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel 4x4 pickup could find its way into the fleet of a company with a lifestyle brand, but retail buyers may be a more likely target. The truck offers a standard 3.6L V-6 or optional 5.7L V-8, and includes plenty of enhancements, including a new grille that departs from the Ram crosshair grille. Photos by Vince Taroc.
October 7, 2015
Lincoln's MKC luxury compact SUV has become the brand's top selling after it became the first new vehicle launched following the brand's reboot at the end of 2012. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
September 16, 2015
The first-generation Chevrolet Volt (2011-2015 model years) will soon give way to a new generation of the plug-in electric hybrid that's expected to increase the nameplate's electric range to 53 miles from 40 miles. The Volt is now the top-selling plug-in electric hybrid globally. It's sold in Europe as the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera and in Australia and New Zealand as the Holden Volt. Photos by Kareem Girgis.
September 10, 2015
The Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, the only diesel offering in the Jeep lineup, is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine that's different that the one powering the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. The EPA has rated the vehicle at 28 mpg in highway driving. We tested the Summit 4x4 model, and were able to surpass that number. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Kareem Girgis.
August 19, 2015
Volkswagen's Golf SportWagen replaced the Jetta SportWagen for the 2015-MY, as VW moved it to the MQB-based platform used to underpin the 2015 Golf. Fleets that deployed the Jetta SportWagen TDI are shifting to this vehicle, which offers a passenger-car driving feel, impressive range, and enough cargo space for lab samples or other lower profile payloads. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
July 17, 2015
The 2015 GMC Canyon, the sister model to the Chevrolet Colorado, represents General Motors' return to the mid-size pickup segment. The truck offers a similar package to the Colorado, but adds a more GMC-identified grille and cast aluminum wheels. Read more about the GMC Canyon here.
June 9, 2015
Jeep has entered the compact SUV fray with the 2015 Renegade 4x4 offered in four trim levels, including the base Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The vehicle, which has been classified by Black Book as a sub-compact SUV, offers a utility value proposition with a starting price of $19,995. Read more here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
May 7, 2015
Ford Motor Company gave fleet and commercial customers an insider look at the 2015 F-150 during an educational day near the company's Michigan headquarters. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford.
May 5, 2015
General Motors first brought the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel to the U.S. for the 2014 model year. The compact car is powered by a 2.0L turbo-diesel paired with a 6-speed transmission. The gasoline-powered 2015 Cruze won Fleet Car of the Year for 2014. Photos by Vince Taroc.
May 1, 2015
Lexus jumped into the luxury compact SUV arms race with the NX, which is also available as a gasoline-electric hybrid, for the 2015 model year. The NX, which stands for Nimble Crossover, is offered as the NX 200t and NX 300h, and can be optioned with the F Sport package. Photos by Vince Taroc.
April 8, 2015
Mercedes-Benz redesigned its C-Class entry luxury sedans for 2015, including the C300 and C400 4MATIC vehicles, for executive fleet drivers. The vehicles have shed 200 pounds and added handling and safety enhancements. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
April 3, 2015
Ford's revamp of its F-150 features two new engines, including a second EcoBoost that offers the best fuel efficiency for the full-size pickup. This 2.7L EcoBoost produces 325 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. We tested it in this SuperCab Lariat model. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
March 23, 2015
Volkswagen's 2015 e-Golf is the automaker's first battery-electric vehicle available in the U.S. market. The e-Golf can operate in three modes with four regenerative braking settings. It provides an EPA-rated range of 83 miles. Read our driving impressions here. Watch a video here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
March 13, 2015
Ford has redesigned its 2015 Edge with new technology, more driver-assist features and improved performance. The 2015 Edge is notable as the first Ford vehicle to get optional Enhanced Park Assist, a sensor-based system that helps drivers with parallel and perpendicular parking. Ford has upgraded the interior and added two new engines. Click here to read our driving impressions. Photos by Vince Taroc.
March 10, 2015
Audi's A3 TDI sedan became the automaker's second clean-diesel vehicle offered in North America with the 2010 model year, following the Q7 TDI. The front-wheel-drive sedan powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four offers an EPA-rated 43 mpg highway. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
February 19, 2015