2014 L.A. Auto Show Press Day Impressions

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Nov 20, 2014
<p><em><strong>Photo of 2016 Explorer by Paul Clinton.</strong></em></p> Ford Adds EcoBoost Engine to 2016 Explorer

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.

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<p><em><strong>Ford's Explorer adds a 2.3L EcoBoost engine. Photo by Paul Clinton.</strong></em></p> 2014 L.A. Auto Show Press Day Impressions

Compact crossovers, performance vehicles, and hydrogen fuel-cell technology takes center stage in Los Angeles.

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2016 CX-3 by Paul Clinton.</strong></em></p> Mazda Enters Compact SUV Segment With CX-3

Mazda became the latest automaker to enter the compact SUV vehicle segment with its 2016 CX-3 debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

<p>Chris Wolski, senior editor of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet magazines (center), presented The Green Fleet Truck&nbsp;of the Year award to&nbsp;Mark Oldenburg, national fleet marketing, mobility, and strategic planning manager (right) and the Green Fleet Car&nbsp;of the Year award to Jim Michon, commercial business manager for Ford. (PHOTO: Becky May)</p> Ford and Toyota Score First Green Fleet Car and Truck of the Year Awards

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.

<p>2014 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. (PHOTO: General Motors)</p> 2015 Silverado Offers Trio of EcoTec3 Engines

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.

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Chrysler 300C Limited by Paul Clinton.</strong></em></p> Chrysler Refreshes 300, Adds Sport Model

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.

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Ford Transit Connect by Vince Taroc.</strong></em></p> ALG Adds Vans to Residual Value Awards

For the first time, compact and full-size commercial vans were included in the award's 26 recognized vehicle segments.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Avoiding Common Crashes

Here is a video discussing what safety measures drivers can take to help prevent the most common types of collisions.


Chris Brown
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The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.


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