February 4, 2013 - Industry News
Pricing for the Audi A8 L TDI starts at MSRP of $82,500 and features an EPA-estimated 24 city, 36 highway, 28 combined mpg.
Tags: Audi, Audi A8, 2014-MY
Looking out all the way to 2016-MY vehicle production plans, Chrysler gave an overview of each brand and said it plans to build a total of 47 new or significantly redesigned models over the next few years.
Tags: Jeep, Dodge, vehicle production, Fiat, Chrysler, Ram, Alfa Romeo
The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) recently released a short video that discusses the growth of available diesel vehicles in the U.S. marketplace.
Tags: diesel, Jeep Grand Cherokee, diesel vehicles, University of Michigan Transportation Research Ins, EcoDiesel
January 31, 2013 - Industry News
Features include the latest hybrid ROI calculations; how three companies are using fleet to expand their businesses and streamline operations; how small fleets can be sure they're getting their incentives; and the fleet car and truck of the year award winners.
January 30, 2013 - Industry News
Large-battery vehicles that have battery system capacity equal or greater than 10 kilo-watt hours (kWh), including models such as the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Volt, are eligible for the highest rebate amount.
Tags: CNG, plug-in hybrid, Rebate, hydrogen, fuel cell vehicles, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Pennsylvania, battery electric vehicles, propane autogas, incentives
The GMC Sierra 1500 took the top spot as the 'best vehicle for protecting passengers from injuries.'
Tags: vehicle safety, Insurance, vehicle safety research, Fiat 500, GMC Sierra
No. 3 in the top 10, "not changing your oil," was listed by technicians as by far the single most damaging car maintenance item that customers neglect.
Tags: preventive maintenance, maintenance costs
LoJack, specializing in vehicle recovery, will market, sell and service TomTom’s range of fleet management products and services through its dealership network
Tags: TomTom, LoJack, vehicle recovery, vehicle tracking, TomTom Business Solutions
The Society of Automotive Engineers has given its prestigious SAE Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award to the authors of a technical paper summarizing a one-and-a-half-year-long Toyota study of driver injury mechanism in professional auto racing.
Tags: Toyota, crash research, NASCAR
January 29, 2013 - Industry News
The study also reveals the double standard that most drivers hold when it comes to engaging in distracted driving.
Tags: cell phone use, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Distracted driving, driving safety, texting bans, driving while texting, Texting, drowsy driving
The technology uses a combination of sensors on the vehicle and sensors built into nearby infrastructure to autonomously maneuver the vehicle.
Tags: Audi, award, autonomous vehicle, driver assistance systems
January 28, 2013 - Industry News
At the beginning of the year a number of new traffic laws went into effect in the state of Illinois, two of them regarding the use of cell phones while driving and a third regarding proper safety procedures following an accident that results in only damage to a vehicle.
Tags: traffic laws, Illinois
On Jan. 16, 1948, the Ford Motor Co. publicly revealed the iconic F-1 pickup, the beginning of the F-Series.
Tags: F-Series, Ford Motor Co., Anniversary, F-1
January 24, 2013 - Industry News
BAF received approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Landi Renzo said it has also received EPA approval for its 2013 vehicle lineup.
Tags: CNG, CARB, CNG conversion, EPA, BAF, bi-fuel, Landi Renzo USA, ship-thru, underbody tank
Security controls are programmed into the Flyers Fleet Card and include parameters like time and day restrictions, fuel gallon limits and e-receipts.
Tags: fuel cards, Flyers Energy, Flyers Fleet Card
The 2013 Fusion and Fusion Hybrid received the top Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover.
Tags: Ford Motor Co., Ford Fusion, Ford Fusion Hybrid, NHTSA, five-star ratings, 2013-MY
The new Hours of Service logging tool is in addition to the GPS Insight's fleet tracking software, intended for companies that need electronic driver logs and GPS tracking combined.
Tags: GPS Insight, Hours of Service, HOS, GPS Tracking
January 23, 2013 - Industry News
One of the new requirements for dealers that are part of this recently overhauled program is to offer fleet customers priority service and loaner vehicles.
Tags: dealerships, General Motors, GM Business Elite
Starlink gives drivers access to a range of infotainment choices via Aha, including TripAdvisor, different radio stations, customized weather information, social media and more.
Tags: Subaru, 2013-MY, in-vehicle technology, connected vehicle technology, 2014-MY, Subaru Forester, Subaru Starlink
January 22, 2013 - Industry News
Subaru of America has set pricing for its all-new 2014 Forester at a starting MSRP of $21,995.
Tags: Subaru, 2014-MY, Subaru Forester
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, rated by the EPA at 115 MPGe in all-electric mode, went on sale Jan. 15 at select New York and California Honda dealers with an MSRP of $39,780.
Tags: new vehicle sales, Honda Accord Hybrid, plug-in electric vehicles, 2014-MY
January 18, 2013 - Industry News
Quigley Motor Company, a manufacturer of 4x4 full-size van systems, announced that its latest offering, the Nissan NV, is in production and available for order.
Tags: Quigley Motor Company, Nissan NV Passenger van, Nissan NV Cargo van
January 17, 2013 - Industry News
The 2014 CLA-Class is a mid-size four-door coupe based on the automaker's Concept Coupe vehicle. It will come in two models, the CLA250 and the CLA250 4MATIC all-wheel-drive version.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, executive vehicles, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Toyota's Lexus brand said it focused on a mix of improving the vehicle’s performance characteristics in the new model along with a new exterior design and interior refinements.
Tags: Toyota, executive vehicles, 2014-MY, Lexus IS
The Versa Note offers 21.4 cu. ft. of cargo space and comes in three grades and three optional packages.
Tags: Nissan, Nissan Versa, 2014-MY, hatchback, Nissan Versa Note
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