Fiat Chrysler's 2017-MY Fleet-Only Options

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February 9, 2017
<p><em>Photo of 2017 F650/F-750 courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford's 2017-MY Fleet-Only Options

Ford offers optional equipment available only to fleets that includes police telematics, orange seatbelts, and adjustable pedals.





<p><em>Photo of 2017 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited courtesy of FCA.</em></p> Fiat Chrysler's 2017-MY Fleet-Only Options

Fiat Chrysler offers optional equipment exclusive to fleets to enhance off-road operation, cargo management, and vehicle security.





<p><em>Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV by Paul Clinton.</em></p> Chevrolet Rolling Out Bolt EV in Waves

Chevrolet has introduced its 2017 Bolt EV in California and Oregon, and will begin shipping it to dealers in other states starting in February. It will arrive in 50 states by September, according to General Motors.


<p><em>Photo of Commercial Vehicle Center interior courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Relaunches Commercial Vehicle Dealer Program

Ford is launching the Commercial Vehicle Center dealer program that will replace the Business Preferred Network (BPN) and offer improved service, better parts availability and a new loyalty program, Ford announced.


<p><em>(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500</em></p> Fleet Sales Decline in January Across the Board

Sales of fleet vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government buyers slipped lower in January, despite year-over-year growth in sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs, according to the automakers and Automotive Fleet data.


<p><em>Photo of 2014 Audi A3 Sportback TDI courtesy of VW.</em></p> VW Settles Civil Claims for 3.0L Diesels

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to buyers of vehicles powered by its 3.0L V-6 diesel engine that violated emissions regulations in a settlement that must receive a blessing from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a federal judge.


<p><em>Photo of 2018 Expedition courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Lighter, More Powerful Ford Expedition Arrives for 2018

Ford's 2018 Expedition will enter its fourth generation with a more powerful V-6 engine, lighter-weight body and frame, and an array of technology upgrades such as onboard Wi-Fi, the SYNC 3 infotainment system, and more connectivity.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Subaru.</em></p> Subaru Tops KBB's 5-Year Cost to Own List

Subaru and Acura ranked as the top automotive brand in Kelley Blue Book's annual 5-Year Cost to Own awards that names top luxury and non-luxury brands as well as 21 vehicle categories.


Safety Tip: Averting Pothole Damage

Across the nation, it's pothole season. Here's advice from AAA on how drivers can prevent --- or at least limit --- pothole damage.




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