Chevrolet Colorado's Towing Capability Released

 
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<p><em><strong>Photo of 2016 F-Series Super Duty courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p> Ford to Add Aluminum to Next-Gen Super Duty Trucks

Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.


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<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Colorado courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> Chevrolet Colorado's Towing Capability Released

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup should offer leading towing capability in the segment, General Motors has announced.


<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 NV200 courtesy of Nissan.</strong></em></p> Nissan Announces 2015 NV200 Pricing

Nissan's 2015 NV200 compact cargo van starts at $20,720 and has arrived at more than 350 Nissan commercial vehicle dealers, the company has announced.



<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of GM.</strong></em></p> GM Teases Camouflaged Next-Gen Volt

General Motors revealed an image of its next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt with a photo and short profile of how the automaker is camouflaging the vehicle prior to its introduction in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Chrysler Group.</strong></em></p> Ram Increases EcoDiesel to 20 Percent of 1500 Production

Ram Truck will increase production of its Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck to 20 percent of all all half-ton pickups produced starting in November, the Chrysler Group unit announced.



<p>Photos courtesy of Ford.</p> Compact Vans: A Right-Size Revolution

With two models on the market and two on the way, compact cargo vans offer fleets functionality and versatility in a more economical package.


<p><em><strong>Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration</strong></em></p> Is Natural Gas the Right Fit for Your Fleet?

Natural gas is an abundant, domestically produced alternative fuel, and could provide several benefits for fleets looking for the right fit.


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Market Trends
OEMs Improve Quality Hold Process, But More Needs to be Done to Avoid Backlogs

The good news is the management of quality holds by OEMs has improved tremendously in the 2014-MY. However, much more still needs to be done. As has been the case for the past several model-years, lengthening OEM quality holds continue to adversely impact fleet order-to-delivery (OTD) times by incurring added costs due to missed residual timing, repair costs to older vehicles still in service, and rental expenses

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Driving Notes
2015 Subaru Outback

The look of the new (fifth generation) Outback is a steer away from the past wagon-like look of the vehicle. It has more modern lines and a matching interior. I could see how this remodeled compact SUV could do well in rougher terrain.

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The Ram 1500 Tradesman with a regular cab could fit nicely into truck fleets with its $25,195 base price.
2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel
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Ford's 2016 F-650, F-750 Trucks
The 2015 Colorado marks Chevrolet's reentry to the mid-size pickup market.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Mid-Size Pickup
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