Mazda to Introduce CX-3 Compact SUV

 
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<p><em><strong>Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt drivetrain courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> Next-Gen Volt Powered By Higher-Efficiency Engine

General Motors is improving the efficiency of its next-generation Chevrolet Volt by adding a new 1.5L, four-cylinder engine that should deliver 20 percent more electric acceleration.


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<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Mazda.</strong></em></p> Mazda to Introduce CX-3 Compact SUV

Mazda is entering the compact SUV segment with the CX-3, which it will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month, the automaker announced.


<p><em><strong>Photo via Wikipedia.</strong></em></p> Gasoline Falls to $3.05 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen 6.4 cents to $3.056 per gallon for the week ending Oct. 27, according to federal data.



<p>BEGGS</p> 8 Segments Will Lead 4th Quarter Depreciation

Black Book expects luxury-level car segments will feel the largest depreciation through the balance of the year, largely driven by off-lease returns in lease-heavy segments.


<p><em><strong>Photo of GO7 courtesy of Geotab.</strong></em></p> Geotab Introduces GO7 Telematics Device

Geotab has introduced its GO7 telematics device that gathers vehicle data from the engine, drivetrain, instrument cluster, and other relevant subsystems for delivery to fleet management software including MyGeotab.



Video Van Profile: Ford Transit Connect

For this entry of our video series on commercial vans, we profile the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size cargo van. Read our driving impressions of the van here.


<p><em><strong>Photo of the Ram 2500 courtesy of Ram Truck.</strong></em></p> Why Pickup Towing Standardization Matters for Fleets

The major light-duty truck manufacturers have all embraced the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 towing standard. Fleets will benefit from better ability to spec their vehicles.



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Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
10 Factors Driving Commercial Fleet Vehicle Acquisitions

The majority of companies place new model-year orders according to set vehicle replacement parameters; however, projected improvements in economic conditions across almost all business segments bode well for 2015- and 2016-MY commercial fleet sales.

Paul Clinton
Senior Web Editor
Driving Notes
2014 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van

This Transit Connect offers a smooth ride with agile handling and a fuel economy rating that has been significantly improved from 2010 with an EPA-rated 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city, and 25 mpg combined for the model we tested.

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The lane departure warning lets drivers know when they begin to drift unintentionally or without a turn signal.
GM’s 2015-MY Crash Avoidance Tech
Ford introduced sleeker body lines for the Transit Connect in the 2014-MY redesign.
Ford's 2014 Transit Connect Cargo Van
Ford Transit van with Tennant markings.
Carpet Cleaning Fleet's Van Set-Up
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Top 5 Objections Fleet Executives Have About GPS Tracking

Driver Monitoring: Myths vs. Reality

Getting the Big Picture in Small Fleet Management

Fleet Metrics Decoded: How to Measure Your Fleet & Identify Ways to Save Money & Improve Service

Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare

Saving Through Sustainability Initiatives

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