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BMW 7 Series: Better Than Real Life

The sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series full-size luxury sedan comes with a standard long wheelbase, carbon-fiber construction, and a host of new comfort and safety features including BMW's Gesture Control system.

Consequences of Extended Truck Replacement Cycles

The more expensive the asset, the longer it is kept in service; however, the need for short-term cost savings prompts some fleets to even further extend cycling parameters and defer replacements.

Spec'ing Trucks to Maximize Productivity

The No. 1 consideration when spec’ing a truck is payload. The weight of the payload determines the engine displacement, transmission, size of tires, and frame type. You determine the payload by determining the fleet application.

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: Luxury Love Child

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC improves on the outgoing GLC by adding width, height, and length, and limiting the initial engine options to a 2.0-liter turbo four-banger, which delivers 241 horsepower (hp) and 273 pound-feet (lb.-ft.) of torque.

Ford Fusion: Highly Customizable

The second-generation Ford Fusion gets a major refresh for the 2017-MY. It is highly customizable with five trim levels, four option packages, and several stand-alone add-ons.

Buick Envision: A Lot to Offer

General Motors decided to bring the Buick Envision, which has been built and sold in China since 2014, to the North American market this summer. The mid-size crossover SUV slots in perfectly between the compact Encore and full-size Enclave.

20 Spec'ing Mistakes that Negatively Impact Truck Resale

When spec'ing a truck, it is critical to find the balance between building a truck to perform the intended job function and ensuring there will be a strong secondary buyer demand in the resale market at the end of its lifecycle.

Hyundai Elantra: Basic Compact Contender

The Elantra is fully redesigned for the 2017-MY and seeking to steal market share from recently redesigned compact sedans such as the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Mazda3.

Ford Escape: Just Press Refresh

The third-generation Ford Escape gets a major mid-cycle refresh for the 2017-MY, including two new engines, fuel-efficiency gains, and new infotainment and safety technology.