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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

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Portland Utility Testing Nissan's e-NV200 Cargo Van

Photo of e-NV200 courtesy of Nissan.

An electric utility in Portland, Ore., has begun testing Nissan's e-NV200 cargo van to determine its viability as a commercial vehicle, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Utility Fleets, Nissan NV200, Compact Vans, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 3, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Announces Transit's MPG, Gas Engine Torque

Photo courtesy of Ford.

MY-2015 Ford Transit low- and medium-roof regular-wheelbase wagons with available 3.5L EcoBoost boast a 46-percent improvement over Ford E-Series EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Fuel Economy, Engines, Assembly Plants

June 2, 2014 - Industry News

Westport Offers CNG Transit Connect Models

Photo of 2015-MY Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Westport.

Westport is expanding its 2015 lineup to offer two compressed natural gas fuel systems for the Ford Transit Connect, including a dedicated and bi-fuel option.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, 2015-MY, Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles, Compact Vans, Vehicle Modifiers

May 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Announces Transit Test Drive Events

Photo: Ford

Ford will be launching a national tour, which will give fleet owners, commercial customers, and dealers the opportunity to put the all-new MY-2015 Transit through its paces.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Ford, Ride and Drive

May 23, 2014 - Industry News

Automotive Fleet Launches Van Channel

Screenshot via AF.

AutomotiveFleet.com has launched a comprehensive online van resource that allows fleet readers to research the 11 commercial passenger and cargo vans now available.

Tags: Automotive Fleet, Full-Size Vans, Compact Vans, Passenger Vans, Cargo Vans, Online Tool

May 22, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Improves Paint Durability for Transit Van

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2015 Transit van will carry paint with improved durability that will retain 90 percent of its gloss for four years when ordered in white, Ford has announced.

Tags: Vehicle Paint, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans

May 15, 2014 - Industry News

AT&T Adds Chevrolet Express As 8,000th CNG Vehicle

Photo courtesy of AT&T.

AT&T continues to add to its robust fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with its 8,000th CNG vehicle — a 2014 Chevrolet Express full-size van.

Tags: Cargo Vans, AT&T, Natural Gas Vehicles, Chevrolet Express, Telecommunications Fleets, Alternative Fuels

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

Adrian Steel Releases Locksmith Interior for Ram ProMaster

Photo courtesy of Adrian Steel.

Adrian Steel has released an upfit package for the Ram ProMaster full-size van designed for locksmiths that includes a key machine base that elevates.

Tags: Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, Van Equipment, Adrian Steel

April 30, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Transit Featured In 'American Pickers'

Photo courtesy of Ford.

A 2015 Ford Transit van will ferry the stars of the History Channel's "American Pickers" to collect forgotten antiques beginning April 30, according to Ford.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans, Pop Culture

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