All-New Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing for 2019-MY

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January 16, 2018
<p><em>Photo courtesy of General Motors.</em></p> All-New 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is Lighter, Offers Wider Bed

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is 450 pounds lighter than the previous model-year, features a wider bed, and offers a wider range of trims and engine/transmissions combinations, including a new turbo-diesel engine.

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<p><em>Photo courtesy of FCA.</em></p> All-New Ram 1500 Improves Payload and Towing for 2019-MY

The new 2019 Ram 1500 is 225 pounds lighter than the previous model year, features increased payload and towing capabilities, and three new, longer frame lengths.

<p><em>Baessler</em></p> Baessler, Fleet Director of Rollins Inc., Passes Away

Mike Baessler, director, fleet procurement for Rollins, Inc., died Jan.12, 2018. Baessler joined Rollins in June 2013, where he worked until his death. He was 67 years old.

Ford Explorer Outduels Honda Pilot in Power, Cargo, Features

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The 2017 Ford Explorer offers fleet buyers more horsepower, engine choices and cargo-hold capacity than the 2017 Honda Pilot, plus several features that are found only on America’s all-time best-selling SUV.

<p><em>Courtesy of Volkswagen.</em></p> Volkswagen Unveils 2019-MY Jetta

The new model year features an exterior redesign, enhanced interior capacity, and a lower starting price than the outgoing model year, according to Volkswagen.

<p><em>Courtesy of Chevrolet.</em></p> Chevrolet Offering 4-D Driving Experience at Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show attendees will be able to see firsthand the type of environments that Chevrolet vehicles are tested on through a 4-D virtual reality experience.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan’s Concept Compact SUV Includes Autonomous Capabilities

Nissan revealed a six-passenger, three-row concept SUV that features an advanced graphic user interface and autonomous driving technologies.

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2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

The Range Rover Velar provides exceptional on-road performance and agility that is combined with outstanding ride quality. The Range Rover Velar sits on a 113.15-inch wheelbase and provides seating for five with a luggage compartment volume of 34.4 cu.-ft. behind the second row seats.

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2018 Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 was updated for the 2018 model year with the addition of several new standard features, many of which fleet managers with an eye for safety will love.

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