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September 24, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Buyers Check Out ProMaster City

Photo courtesy of Chrysler.

Attendees of events in Miami and the Orlando area earlier this month included commercial fleet representatives, government agencies, fleet management companies, and dealers, a Chrysler spokeswoman said.

Tags: Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, Fleet Events

September 23, 2014 - Press Release

Masterack Announces 72-Hour Quick Ship Program

Masterack, a Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products company, has announced a partnership with Alliance Fleet LLC that will enhance the company's distribution capabilities nationwide

Tags: Leggett & Platt, Masterack, Van Equipment

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

New Commercial Vans Offer Improved Residual Value

Ram ProMaster: Photo by Vince Taroc.

A lineup of new full-size commercial vans from Chrysler/Ram, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz will deliver significantly higher residual value that their counterparts from previous generations, according to ALG’s latest industry projection.

Tags: Residual Values, ALG, Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ram ProMaster

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Offer Pair of Cutaway Van Models Through 2019

Photo of Transit cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer cutaway van models of its E-Series as well as its Transit, but doesn't view the move as competing with itself, because the offerings compete in different weight classes.

Tags: Cutaway Vans, Ford Transit, Ford, Ford E-450

September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Ships All Transit Van Models

Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford has shipped all models of its 2015 Transit full-size van, including the cargo, passenger, cutaway, and chassis cab models, representatives for the automaker told Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Dealers, Order to Delivery

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Used Vehicle Depreciation Stabilizes in August

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Express van courtesy of GM.

Overall depreciation for used vehicles from the past five model years improved slightly from July as the average value fell 1.3 percent in the month compared to 1.5 percent in July, according to Black Book's monthly report.

Tags: Black Book, Depreciation, Full-Size Vans, Used Vehicle Sales

September 5, 2014 - Industry News

Cable Provider Orders 800 Ford Transit Vans

Photo of low-roof, regular wheelbase 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Charter Communications has ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase Ford Transit vans for its technicians in 29 states, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Charter Communications, Telecommunications Fleets, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Auto Truck Group

September 3, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Launches 13-City Compact Van Tour

Photo of 2015 ProMaster City via Chrysler.

Chrysler is bringing its 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van to 13 U.S. cities to give prospective fleet buyers an opportunity for hands-on research of the new vehicle.

Tags: Chrysler, Ram ProMaster City, Compact Vans

August 21, 2014 - Press Release

Adrian Steel Releases Ford Transit Packages

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel Company has released its new line of upfit products for Ford's 2015 Transit van that include shelving, partitions, ladder racks, and trade packages for the low-, medium-, and high-roof versions.

Tags: Ford Transit, Adrian Steel, Van Equipment

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit Connect Sales Rise 29 Percent

Photo of 2014 Transit Connect cargo van courtesy of Ford.

Sales of Ford's Transit Connect cargo van and wagon increased 27 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit Connect, Compact Vans, Passenger Vans, Cargo Vans, 2014-MY

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit to Appear on 'Farm Kings' Reality Show

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's new full-size van that's replacing its E-Series vans will help the show's King family complete farm chores during the fourth season of the reality series that begins at 10 p.m. East Coast time on Aug. 15.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Chevrolet City Express Gets 24 MPG City

Photo courtesy of GM.

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van has been rated to achieve 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined under U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Compact Vans, 2015-MY, Chevrolet City Express

August 1, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Truck Contest Offers Transit, Transit Connect Prizes

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Commercial Truck has launched the Transit Means Business Challenge contest to offer a 2015 Transit or 2015 Transit Connect to a business owner who can make the strongest case for how it would use the van, according to Ford.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Contest, Ford, Ford Transit

July 31, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Nissan Hires Glam Rocker for Van Spots

Glam-metal band Poison's front man Bret Michaels is declaring his "Endless Love" for Nissan's commercial vans in a new marketing campaign dubbed, "Tough Love."

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV, Celebrities, Nissan NV200

July 30, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler to Bring New Mid-Size Vito Cargo Van to North America

The new Vito van is seen as a global model like the Sprinter.

The automotive industry has been speculating for quite some time that the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans could get a smaller cousin in North America in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Vito van, and now it appears that it is indeed in the works.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Global, Daimler

July 30, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Ram ProMaster Van Now Available

Photo of Ram ProMaster 2500 EcoDiesel by Paul Clinton.

The diesel engine option is now available for purchase with the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van in addition to the standard V-6 gasoline power plant.

Tags: Diesel Engines, 2014-MY, Ram ProMaster, Full-Size Vans

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Westport to Offer Dedicated CNG Transit Van, Cutaway

Ford Transit Van (PHOTO: Westport)

Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van and Cutaway as a dedicated natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System vehicle. The Transit Cutaway will be offered at 10,000-lbs. GVW and below.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, CNG, Cutaway Vans, Westport

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

Knapheide Develops Bodies for Transit Cutaway, Chassis Cab

Photo: Knapheide

The Knapheide Manufacturing Company has developed a full line-up of bodies for the 2015 Ford Transit cutaway and chassis cab.

Tags: Knapheide, Ford Transit, Van Equipment, Utility Bodies, Service Bodies

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Adds Enhancements to 2015 Vans

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Nissan has announced several updates and availability for its NV cargo, NV passenger, NV200, and NV200 Taxi for the 2015 model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Nissan, Nissan NV200, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans, Passenger Vans, Taxi Fleets

July 7, 2014 - Industry News

Dejana Named Ship-Thru for Ram ProMaster City Van

Dejana will also help maintain an inventory of commercial units that can be upfitted and distributed to dealerships and fleet customers in the U.S. (PHOTO: Dejana)

As an authorized ship-thru, Dejana is able to receive the units, install interior van packages to order, and distribute completed vehicles to Chrysler dealers in the U.S.

Tags: Chrysler, Ship-Thru, Compact Vans, Ram ProMaster City, Dejana Truck Equipment

June 30, 2014 - Industry News

Ram Offers 60+ Mopar Accessories for ProMaster City

A Department of Transportation (DOT) Roadside Safety Kit is among the Mopar items available to customize the all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City. Photos courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler's Ram Truck brand will offer more than 60 Mopar accessories for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City to allow commercial customers to customize the compact van.

Tags: Mopar, Compact Vans, 2015-MY, Ram ProMaster City, Van Equipment

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Ram ProMaster City Details Announced

2015 Ram ProMaster City. Photo credit: Chrysler.

The 2015 ProMaster City will be the first van to offer a 9-speed automatic transmission. It will compete against the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200 and the 2015 Chevrolet City Express.

Tags: Chrysler, Ram ProMaster City, 2015-MY, Ram Truck, Cargo Vans, Compact Vans

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Debuts Transit's Five-Row Side-Curtain Air Bag

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon will offer the automotive industry’s only five-row side-curtain airbag – the largest in any Ford vehicle.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Air Bags, 2015-MY, TRW Automotive

June 23, 2014 - Industry News

Rail Industry Modified Cars to Ship Ford Transit

A high-roof Ford Transit has been loaded into a modified rail car. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford worked closely with railroads and railcar manufacturers to develop the modified car to accommodate Transit vans that reach 110.1 inches tall for the high-roof version.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Railroads, Order to Delivery

June 19, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Extends Commercial Van Warranty

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's van warranty now covers its vehicles for five years and 100,000 miles, a significant bump from the prior warranty that covered the vehicles for three years and 36,000 miles.

Tags: Nissan, Warranty, Nissan NV, Nissan NV200

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