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Fleet managers get behind the wheel of the 2015 F-150.

Fleet Look at the 2015 Ford F-150

Ford Motor Company gave fleet and commercial customers an insider look at the 2015 F-150 during an educational day near the company's Michigan headquarters. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Heli-skiing was not on the agenda. We'll save that for another trip.

Sprinter Van's 4x4 Off-Road Test

Mercedes-Benz invited Bobit's fleet editors to put the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 to a true real-world test: traversing logging roads in a remote stretch of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Read more about the vehicle here. Photos by Chris Brown.

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Ford's 2015 F-150 is available with a new 2.7L EcoBoost engine in the Lariat mid-range trim level.

Ford's 2015 F-150 2.7L Lariat

Ford's revamp of its F-150 features two new engines, including a second EcoBoost that offers the best fuel efficiency for the full-size pickup. This 2.7L EcoBoost produces 325 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. We tested it in this SuperCab Lariat model. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Volkswagen's 2015 e-Golf

Volkswagen's 2015 e-Golf is the automaker's first battery-electric vehicle available in the U.S. market. The e-Golf can operate in three modes with four regenerative braking settings. It provides an EPA-rated range of 83 miles. Read our driving impressions here. Watch a video here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Ranger Design showed a matte gray ProMaster City concept with a roof rack for two 28-foot ladders.

Ram ProMaster City Upfit Products

Several van upfitters showed off new racks and bins at the 2015 Work Truck Show for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City, a compact van that entered the marketplace toward the end of 2014. Read the full story here. Photos by Chris Wolski and courtesy of Ram Truck.

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The i3 is a five-door hatchback that may appeal to fleet drivers with high-tech companies wanting to present a green image.

BMW's 2014 i3 EV Hatchback

The BMW i3 electric car, first introduced for the 2014 model year, is an innovative step forward in EV technology with its carbon fiber, plastic and aluminum structure. It provides an EPA-rated range of 81 miles in normal driving mode on a full charge. BMW also offers a range-extending model. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The 2016 Equinox has four trim options including L, LS, LT and LTZ. The compact SUV will be available in the fall.

Chevrolet's 2016 Equinox Compact SUV

Updates to the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox include new styling and wheel designs, new available safety features, as well as a larger color touchscreen radio and a standard rear-view camera for entry-level models. To read the full story click here. Photos courtesy of General Motors.

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The Ford P.I. Utility is America's top-selling patrol vehicle.

Ford's 2016 Police Interceptor Utility

Ford unveiled an updated Police Interceptor Utility for the 2016 model year at the Chicago Auto Show. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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The Santa Cruz is a concept truck designed for urban settings.

Hyundai's Santa Cruz Compact Concept Truck

Hyundai showed the Santa Cruz crossover compact truck at the Detroit auto show earlier this month that features an extendable bed allowing users to run the truck as a compact or mid-size pickup. Photos are courtesy of Hyundai. Read the full story here.

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Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., presents the 2016 Nissan Titan XD at the North American International Auto Show.

Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Pickup

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD, which offers a Cummins 5.0-liter turbo diesel V-8, made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Nissan is refreshing its full-size pickup, which will enter its second generation. Read more here.

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Managing a Police Fleet

Paul Clinton
Does Police Vehicle Testing Still Matter?

By Paul Clinton
Each fall, the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department evaluate the current crop of police vehicles with a battery of road tests and provide a mountain of data about their performance, braking, and vehicle dynamics.

Can EVs Work as Patrol Vehicles?

By Paul Clinton

Next-Gen Fleet

Facundo Tassara
New Year's Resolution

By Facundo Tassara
Goals don’t need to happen next month or right now. I recommend they don’t. In fleet management, things rarely happen overnight. So creating that list of goals might help you keep your eye on the prize.

Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

By Facundo Tassara

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

By Chris Brown
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a Golf SportWagen, but brawnier, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive as standard.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic

By Chris Wolski

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Five Unpredictions for 2017

By Sherb Brown
We may not be able to predict the future here at Automotive Fleet, but we can confidently predict that 2017 will be very interesting.

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

By Sherb Brown

FleetSpeak

Thi Dao
Fleet Greening in Trump's America

By Thi Dao
Whatever your political opinion, there’s no doubt Trump’s agenda on the environment is vastly different from President Obama’s.

How Are Your Customer Interactions?

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