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Ford offers five Explorer models, including base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum (shown).

Ford's 2016 Explorer 4WD

Ford updated Explorer for 2016 that moves the styling toward a more truck-like look and adds a 2.3L inline-4 EcoBoost that makes significantly more power than the outgoing 2.0L. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The 2016 Prius takes on exterior design cues from Toyota's Mirai fuel cell sedan.

Driving the 2016 Toyota Prius

Toyota's 2016 Prius arrives with a Mirai-ified exterior design and 10% improvement in fuel economy, but it also helps train you to be a more fuel-efficient driver by displaying specific driving feedback on the instrument cluster next to the odometer. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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A lab workspace is available for students studying undercar repairs, steering and suspension, diesel preventive maintenance, and other subjects. This workspace can hold two to four classes at the same time.

Universal Technical Institute Tour

Staff at the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Long Beach, Calif., provided a tour of the new school to members of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) during a Jan. 21 association meeting. Photos by Thi Dao.

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The hydrogen fuel pump we used could only fuel one vehicle at a time. The pump cues users for each step in the fueling process.

Hydrogen Fueling Step-by-Step

Fueling a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle presents a driver a more involved process, which has some similarities to fueling a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle, but it's simpler. Follow the steps, as we filled up our Toyota Mirai press vehicle in Torrance, Calif. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The 2016 Mirai uses larger air intakes to complement the H2-oxygen mix.

Toyota's 2016 Mirai

Toyota's 2016 Mirai became the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle offered for sale in the U.S. in October of 2015. Toyota plans to sell about 30,000 Mirai sedans by the end of 2017 as it tests the commercial viability of the technology. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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2017 Ford Fusion Platinum mid-size sedan

2016 Detroit Auto Show in Pictures

The 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit featured some 50 vehicle debuts, and Automotive Fleet was there to take it all in. Take a look at our gallery of the new vehicles, including the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Ridgeline, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Volvo S90. Photos by Mike Antich.

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The Bolt EV will offer a 200-mile range for about $30,000.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

General Motors unveiled its production-ready 2017 Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show. CEO Mary Barra told the techie audience the vehicle will offer an array of connected-car features. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of GM.

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Ford builds 58 basic configurations and more than 2,000 different versions of its Ford Transit van.

Assembling Ford's Transit Van

Ford produces 58 configurations of its full-size Transit van at the Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) in Claycomo, Mo. Ford invested $1.1 billion and added 2,000 jobs to support van production and increased demand for the aluminum-body F-150 that's also built at the plant. Read the full story here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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The 58 configurations of Ford Transit vans offer a multitude of equipment set-up for upfitters such as Knapheide. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Knapheide's SubTropolis Upfit Facility

Truck and van upfitter Knapheide installs equipment in Transit vans at its underground SubTropolis upfitting facility that's part of an active limestone mine outside of Kansas City near Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant. The ambient temperature and low humidity of 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit eliminates the need for heating and cooling. Photos by Paul Clinton and courtesy of Ford.

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This 2016 Grand Caravan SXT Plus starts at $27,595 and would retail for $34,415 for the model shown.

FCA's 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

The Dodge Grand Caravan passenger minivan has provided steady fleet sales for FCA US in the commercial, government, and rental segments. The vehicle is used in van pools and as an affordable choice for airport shuttle operators. The vehicle will eventually be discontinued, but remains in the lineup through at least the 2017-MY. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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