The Truth About Cars » fleets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Cadillac’s XTS Based Livery Fleet Fleet Announced: Sedan, Limo & Hearse. Livery Sedan to Have “More Luxury” Than Standard XTS Models http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/cadillacs-xts-based-livery-fleet-fleet-announced-sedan-limo-hearse-livery-sedan-to-have-more-luxury-than-standard-xts-models/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/cadillacs-xts-based-livery-fleet-fleet-announced-sedan-limo-hearse-livery-sedan-to-have-more-luxury-than-standard-xts-models/#comments Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:57:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458945 With Lincoln abandoning the tradition Panther platform Town Car and moving to the awkwardly shaped MKT for its offerings to livery fleet operators, you might think that Cadillac would aggressively market their new XTS to the “black car” industry. The XTS, like the outgoing Town Car, is a traditionally styled luxury sedan. Cadillac just announced […]

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With Lincoln abandoning the tradition Panther platform Town Car and moving to the awkwardly shaped MKT for its offerings to livery fleet operators, you might think that Cadillac would aggressively market their new XTS to the “black car” industry. The XTS, like the outgoing Town Car, is a traditionally styled luxury sedan. Cadillac just announced […]

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Cadillac XTS: The High-Tech… Livery Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/cadillac-xts-the-high-tech-livery-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/cadillac-xts-the-high-tech-livery-car/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:14:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414587 Though we haven’t even seen a production version yet, Cadillac’s forthcoming XTS has already lived a full, controversy-laden life. Initially suggested as a replacement for the DTS/STS, the Cadillac faithful quickly recoiled at the idea of a luxury “flagship” based on a stretched version of the Epsilon II midsized platform that underpins the Buick LaCrosse […]

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Though we haven’t even seen a production version yet, Cadillac’s forthcoming XTS has already lived a full, controversy-laden life. Initially suggested as a replacement for the DTS/STS, the Cadillac faithful quickly recoiled at the idea of a luxury “flagship” based on a stretched version of the Epsilon II midsized platform that underpins the Buick LaCrosse […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Retail Versus Fleet Sales In July http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-retail-versus-fleet-sales-in-july/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-retail-versus-fleet-sales-in-july/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:36:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407279 The debate over July’s sales results is going to heat up again with this infographic showing the fleet and retail results for the major US brands. And one thing is clear: Toyota and Honda’s tumble from the top was not disguised by a huge bump in fleet sales. Though retail volume at the top two […]

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The debate over July’s sales results is going to heat up again with this infographic showing the fleet and retail results for the major US brands. And one thing is clear: Toyota and Honda’s tumble from the top was not disguised by a huge bump in fleet sales. Though retail volume at the top two […]

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Nissan NV200 Wins NYC “Taxi Of Tomorrow” Contract http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/nissan-nv200-wins-nyc-taxi-of-tomorrow-contract/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/nissan-nv200-wins-nyc-taxi-of-tomorrow-contract/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 15:40:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393514 Nissan’s NV200-based entrant into New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow contest has won the contract (reportedly worth over a billion dollars), reports Reuters, beating out two other finalists, one based on Ford’s Transit Connect, the other from Turkey’s Karsan Otomotiv. The decision may be taking a few New Yorkers by surprise, as Reuters reports that […]

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Nissan’s NV200-based entrant into New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow contest has won the contract (reportedly worth over a billion dollars), reports Reuters, beating out two other finalists, one based on Ford’s Transit Connect, the other from Turkey’s Karsan Otomotiv. The decision may be taking a few New Yorkers by surprise, as Reuters reports that […]

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Return Of The Ram Vans: Fiat Ducato, Doblò Coming To The US Next Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/return-of-the-ram-vans-fiat-ducato-doblo-coming-to-the-us-next-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/return-of-the-ram-vans-fiat-ducato-doblo-coming-to-the-us-next-year/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:16:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=386430 With Sprinter back under the Mercedes sign, Chrysler Group is looking to Europe and Fiat’s Doblò (above) and larger Ducato to expand back into the commercial van segment, starting next year. The European commercial vans are a far cry from the last Ram-branded body-on-frame vans, as the Doblò is actually based on a 108.5 inch […]

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With Sprinter back under the Mercedes sign, Chrysler Group is looking to Europe and Fiat’s Doblò (above) and larger Ducato to expand back into the commercial van segment, starting next year. The European commercial vans are a far cry from the last Ram-branded body-on-frame vans, as the Doblò is actually based on a 108.5 inch […]

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“Fully Loaded Required”: How Politicians Score Sweet Rides http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/fully-loaded-required-how-politicians-score-sweet-rides/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/fully-loaded-required-how-politicians-score-sweet-rides/#comments Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:18:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=384752 You’d think that a place with “taxation without representation” on its license plates would pay close attention to fiscal decisions, but according to a fascinating Washington Post story, when it comes to cars, all bets are off. District of Columbia Council Chairman Kwame Brown has claimed for months that his leased Lincoln Navigator was simply […]

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You’d think that a place with “taxation without representation” on its license plates would pay close attention to fiscal decisions, but according to a fascinating Washington Post story, when it comes to cars, all bets are off. District of Columbia Council Chairman Kwame Brown has claimed for months that his leased Lincoln Navigator was simply […]

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Ford Sales Up 25 Percent In January On Fleet Buying Binge. Retail Numbers Down 5 Percent http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/ford-sales-up-25-percent-in-january-on-fleet-buying-binge-retail-numbers-down-5-percent/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/ford-sales-up-25-percent-in-january-on-fleet-buying-binge-retail-numbers-down-5-percent/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2010 19:08:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343848 Ford’s sales momentum continues unabated, as the Blue Oval has announced that its January sales were up 25 percent over January 2009 [full release in PDF format here]. Sales were led by a a strong performance from Ford-branded cars, which were up 54 percent as a category, with individual nameplates logging gains ranging from 33 […]

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Ford’s sales momentum continues unabated, as the Blue Oval has announced that its January sales were up 25 percent over January 2009 [full release in PDF format here]. Sales were led by a a strong performance from Ford-branded cars, which were up 54 percent as a category, with individual nameplates logging gains ranging from 33 […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Cool Über Alles Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-cool-uber-alles-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-cool-uber-alles-edition/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:34:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335970 Maybe Auto Bild missed the memo that police fleet Ford Crown Victorias have been called “Interceptor” since 1992. Either way, they’re arguing that Ford’s new “all-new Interceptor” should be a production version of 2006’s Ford Interceptor Concept. “With it the police’s new transportation would not only be more modern, but also properly cool,” they deadpan. […]

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Maybe Auto Bild missed the memo that police fleet Ford Crown Victorias have been called “Interceptor” since 1992. Either way, they’re arguing that Ford’s new “all-new Interceptor” should be a production version of 2006’s Ford Interceptor Concept. “With it the police’s new transportation would not only be more modern, but also properly cool,” they deadpan. […]

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