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Bosch offers its Encore diagnostic tool.

New Products at GFX 2014

Fleet management software, green vehicle technology, and maintenence tools were among the new products at the 2014 Government Fleet Conference and Expo in San Diego. View a gallery of a cross-section of new products at the show. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The NV200 is a more agile version of Nissan's full-size NV.

Nissan's NV200 Cargo Van

Nissan introduced its NV200 compact cargo van for the 2010 model year to compete in the segement that at the time included only the Ford's Transit Connect. Additional entries since that time have included the Chevrolet City Express, an NV200-sourced van introduced by General Motors for the 2015 model year. Read our driving impressions of the 2014 NV200 S herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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The Nissan NV cargo van is offered in standard and (shown here) high-roof models.

Nissan's NV Cargo Van

Nissan entered the full-size van market with the NV cargo van for the 2012 model year, and has made incremental upgrades since that intial vehicle. The 2014 model-year NV added several cargo enhancements. The former Tow Package also became standard with paired with the optional V-8 engine. Read our driving impressions blog post of the 2014 NV3500 SL passenger van here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Nissan's 2014 NV3500 passenger van was first introduced for the 2012 model year.

Nissan's NV Passenger Van

Nissan sells almost nine in 10 NV passenger vans into the retail channel; however, the vehicle offers some possibilities for local group transportation and company roadshows for middle managers. Read our driving impressions blog post of the 2014 NV3500 SL passenger van here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Ford's Fusion Hybrid Sedan

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a very fuel-efficient vehicle that has earned an EPA rating of 47 mpg on the city and highway. The Fusion Hybrid is also a strong contributor to corporate sustainability goals by emitting only 190 grams of CO2 per mile. It earned Automotive Fleet's 2014 Fleet Car of the Year award. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Greenfield (Wis.) Police Department

Dodge Charger Pursuit

Chrysler introduced the Dodge Charger Pursuit in 2006 as a Crown Vic competitor. Agencies who buy Chargers enthuse about the muscular V-8 HEMI and aggresive styling. View our gallery of in-service Chargers, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies, Christopher Holmes, and Jay Baumgardner.

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Missouri State Highway Patrol

Ford's P.I. Utility

Ford's P.I. Utility SUV offers increased cargo capacity and a 75 mph rear-end crash rating to law enforcement agencies. View our gallery of in-service Ford P.I. Utility vehicles, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies and Christopher Holmes.

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West Chicago (Ill.) Police Department

Chevrolet Caprice PPV

Chevrolet returned to the patrol car market with its Caprice PPV, a smaller, more powerful Caprice than the mid-90s model. This new police-only Caprice has impressed agencies with its mix of agility, braking, and high-speed handling. View our gallery of in-service Chavrolet Caprice PPVs, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies unless otherwise noted.

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The new Chevrolet Express crew cargo van is available with fixed, full-body window package glass.

Chevrolet Express Cargo Van

The 2014-MY Chevrolet Express includes three main body styles, including passenger, crew and cargo, and cutaway. The Express also gives you three models to choose from: 1500, 2500, and 3500, as well as an additional 4500 option on the cutaway body. Photos courtesy of General Motors.

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The GMC Savana cargo van includes an optional crew option so you can seat up to five. Behind the added three-passenger rear bench is a bulkhead to separate cargo from passengers.

GMC Savana Cargo Van

The 2014-MY GMC Savana includes cargo, passenger, and cutaway body styles, and at least two wheelbase lengths to choose from, starting at 135-in. The three model choices from the light-duty 1500 to the heavier 2500 and 3500 — with an additional 4500 for a cutaway dual-rear wheel option — give fleets multiple payloads and cargo capacities to choose from. Photos courtesy of General Motors.

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