November 26, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Volvo is introducing a larger, more efficient multi-filter in the 2015 XC90 luxury SUV's cabin that will better control air quality, the automaker has announced.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo XC90, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs
November 26, 2014 - Industry News
The vehicles should finish the year as the only category that will increase in residual value, while the broader market should depreciate more than 12 percent.
Tags: Full-Size Vans, Depreciation, Black Book
Toyota has begun discussing its Mirai fuel cell vehicle with commercial fleet clients, and will roll out a strategy to place the vehicle in the hands of commercial and government fleet users in 2015.
Tags: Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Toyota Mirai, Hydrogen Fueling Stations
The Chevrolet Cruze is offering greater connectivity for its 2015 model including new text message alerts, Apple Siri integration and OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
Tags: Chevrolet Cruze, 2015-MY, Compact Cars, General Motors, Mobile Apps
November 24, 2014 - Industry News
The national average price of gasoline fell 7.3 cents to $2.821 per gallon for the week ending Nov. 24, according to federal data.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy, AAA
With rain forecast this week for many areas, this is a good time for fleet drivers to review safety measures for wet weather driving.
Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Weather, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
Of the three top-selling full-size pickup truck contenders, Ram has won the Motor Trend 2015 half-ton truck shootout, Ram has announced.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Awards, Vehicle Testing
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
Ford's redesigned 2015 F-150 pickup truck was named the 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year by fleet managers from across all industries and fleet sizes.
Tags: Ford F-150, Fleet Truck of the Year, Ford, Awards, 2015-MY
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze captured the most votes among 48 cars selected for this year's competition. This is the first time the Cruze has received the annual award.
Tags: Fleet Car of the Year, Chevrolet Cruze, General Motors, Awards, 2015-MY
Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.
Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Fuel Economy, Ford, Aluminum, 2015-MY
November 20, 2014 - Executive Fleet News
Audi has added its name to the list of automakers developing a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, as the automaker introduced the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Tags: Audi, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Audi A7, L.A. Auto Show
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
Bobit Business Media, publisher of "Automotive Fleet" and "Green Fleet" magazines, awarded its inaugural Green Fleet Car and Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards to the Ford Fusion Energi and Toyota Highlander Hybrid during a ceremony November 20 at the L.A. Auto Show.
Tags: Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, Awards, L.A. Auto Show
For 2016, Ford has updated the Explorer mid-size SUV by giving it a more rugged look than the previous model and adding a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine to replace the former base 2.0-liter engine.
Tags: Ford Explorer, EcoBoost, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, L.A. Auto Show, Mid-Cycle Refresh, Engines
The Chrysler 300 executive sedan gets a refresh for the 2015 model year includes a standard eight-speed transmission for all models, a reworked front end design, and and new 300S sportier model, the automaker announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Tags: Chrysler, Chrysler 300, L.A. Auto Show, Full-Size Sedans, Transmissions
Mazda became the latest automaker to enter the compact SUV vehicle segment with its 2016 CX-3 debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Tags: Mazda, L.A. Auto Show, Compact SUVs, 2016-MY, Mazda CX-3
November 19, 2014 - Industry News
Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of its annual Best Buy Awards for 2015 vehicles in the U.S. market, a list of vehicles in 12 categories. KBB picks the vehicles from more than 300 new-car models and 49 finalists.
Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Ford F-150, Best Buy, 2015-MY
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 4.7 cents to $2.894 for the week ending Nov. 17. The latest price decline continues a trend of falling fuel prices that began in late June.
Tags: AAA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
Cars.com has ranked the best-selling mid-size sedans costing less than $27,000 at a time with plenty of movement in the category, which has seen at least four major redesigns for the 2015 model year.
Tags: Cars.com, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Sedans, Hyundai Sonata
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado offers three EcoTec3 engines with advanced fuel-saving technologies that enable fleets to choose the performance and fuel efficiency that best meets their needs.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, EcoTec Engines, Pickup Trucks, Engines, Fuel Efficiency
Here is a video discussing what safety measures drivers can take to help prevent the most common types of collisions.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week
For the first time, compact and full-size commercial vans were included in the award's 26 recognized vehicle segments.
Tags: Residual Values, ALG, Residual Value Awards, Compact Vans, Ford Transit Connect
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted certification to VIA Motors' eREV gasoline-electric hybrid van, paving the way for shipping of the vehicle to fleets, the company announced Nov. 13.
Tags: VIA Motors, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Full-Size Vans, EPA, EPA Certification
General Motors has subjected the compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tank of its 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala to several extreme tests, including the "bonfire test," penetration test with an armor-piercing rifle round, and impact testing.
Tags: Chevrolet Impala, Vehicle Testing, General Motors, Bi-Fuel CNG, Chevrolet Impala CNG
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
Fuel economy for new vehicles sold in October averaged 25.3 mpg, which is the same fuel economy for light-duty vehicle sold in September, according to a study from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Trends, UMTRI, 2015-MY
November 11, 2014 - Industry News
Ram Truck has announced the pricing and fuel economy for its first vehicle in the small commercial van segment, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City.
Tags: Vehicle Pricing, Fuel Economy, Ram Truck, Ram ProMaster City, Compact Vans, Cargo Vans
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