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August 23, 2016
<p><em>Photo of 2016 Fusion Hybrid courtesy of Ford.</em></p> TCO for Hybrids Failing to Keep Pace

Only seven of 29 hybrids offered in the 2016 model year showed a lower total cost of ownership than their gasoline counterparts, representing a sharp decline from 2012 levels, according to an analysis by Vincentric.


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<p><em>Photo via Wikimedia.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Move Higher

The national average price for unleaded gasoline bumped higher for the week ending Aug. 22, driven by higher crude prices resulting from a weaker dollar and possible supply cuts from imported oil.


<p><em>Photo of Ed Peper at the GM MY-17 Fleet Preview courtesy of General Motors.</em></p> General Motors' 2017 Fleet Preview

GM kicked off its annual product meeting buoyed by 30 consecutive months of commercial fleet sales growth.


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<p><em>Photo courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan Appoints Light Commercial Vehicle Sales Director

Nissan Group has appointed Tiago Castro as director of light commercial vehicle sales and marketing in North America in a move that's effective on Sept. 1, the company announced.


<p><em>Photo of 2017 Mazda6 courtesy of Mazda.</em></p> 2017 Mazda6 Starts at $22,780

Mazda has set pricing for its 2017 Mazda6, which will retail for at least $22,780 — a $450 increase from the 2016 model, the automaker has announced.



<p><em>The 2017 Global Fleet Conference will be returning to Miami, site of the 2015 conference (pictured), and will offer attendees educational content presented by top fleet professionals. Photo: Chris Wolski</em></p>
Save the Date: 2017 Global Fleet Conference Returns to Miami

When making your travel plans for 2017, make sure to save June 6-8 for the annual Global Fleet Conference, which will be returning to Miami.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of ARI.</em></p> Inside ARI's Technology and Innovation Center

The fleet management company’s new Technology and Innovation Center is designed to inspire its employees and continue to serve its fleet clients with the level of service they have come to expect.


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2016 Cadillac CT6

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD), 5-passenger large luxury performance sedan. It is one of eight all-new vehicles that Cadillac will launch by the end of the decade as part of its $12-billion product investment.

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