Fleet

Nissan ready to pitch low-cost version of Titan for fleet sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
As Nissan completes the first redesign of its Titan full-sized pickup, the company hopes to broaden the truck's appeal with more configurations aimed at fleet buyers.... Read More »

 

Tesla EVs offered by Hertz at Calif. airports

9:02 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
A handful of Tesla Motors electric cars are now available for rental at two California airports by Hertz Global Holdings, which is adding more upscale autos to its fleet.... Read More »

 

Zipcar boosts Detroit car-sharing fleet to 40 vehicles from 10

4:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2013
Car-sharing company Zipcar said it expanded its Detroit fleet to 40 vehicles from 10.... Read More »

 

In August, a strategic retreat from fleet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
The big surge in U.S. retail sales last month was possible only because automakers anticipated huge demand from showroom buyers and slashed less-profitable fleet deliveries virtually across the board.... Read More »

 

Used-vehicle forecast: Softer prices, better selection

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
An industrywide uptick in used-vehicle volume into 2014 will soften prices of those vehicles, forecasters and industry executives predict.... Read More »

 

Fleet sales now seen as profit maker with sales revival

10:53 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2013
Sales of cars and trucks to fleets, a $65 billion slice of annual auto purchases in the United States, no longer has to be viewed as the naughty side of the industry. Few aspects of the auto market capture the changes that will keep the Detroit automakers' profits humming as well as fleet sales, the discounted deliveries to large buyers such as rental-car companies, utilities and governments that make up about a fifth of the industry’s total.... Read More »

 

BMW aims to expand car sharing in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2013
BMW wants to expand its DriveNow car-sharing program to U.S. cities that will allow its electric vehicles to be picked up and dropped off on public streets.... Read More »

 

Corolla update adds bolder design, 42 mpg engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2013
Toyota's compact sedan has long stood for reliable transportation but it also has been saddled with the reputation of a boring appliance for people who don't really care about cars. For the 2014 redesign, Toyota is trying to change that perception.... Read More »

 

Fleet flip-flop: Detroit 3 are down; Asians pick up slack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
The Detroit 3 slashed fleet sales in July, but Nissan North America, Hyundai-Kia and Toyota Motor Sales picked up the slack.... Read More »

 

Hertz reports major Q2 gains after acquisition

3:27 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
Weeks after its acquisition of Dollar-Thrifty was approved, Hertz Global Holdings posted sharply higher adjusted net income during the second quarter. The company said its adjusted net income for the quarter was $204.4 million, up 32 percent from last year.... Read More »

 

Avis Budget acquires Payless Car Rental for $50 million

11:04 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2013
Avis Budget Group acquired Payless Car Rental for about $50 million in cash, adding a company that focuses on value customers. Payless has about 120 locations in North America, Europe and South America and generates $80 million in annual revenue, according to a statement on Monday.... Read More »

 

Toyota: Whatever it takes to keep Camry crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
For 11 straight years, the Toyota Camry has carried the powerful marketing message of being America's best-selling car. But with the competition nipping at the Camry's heels, Toyota officials must contemplate how far they're willing to go to retain the title.... Read More »

 

Hertz expands 24/7 service that mimics car-sharing

2:52 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2013
Auto-rental company Hertz Global Holdings is expanding its presence in the car-sharing sphere by making more of its fleet accessible to customers throughout the day for short- or long-term rentals.... Read More »

 

Nissan, Hyundai-Kia fleet sales rise in May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
Both Nissan North America and Hyundai-Kia more than doubled their fleet sales in May, but overall fleet sales by the top seven automakers in the United States increased just 4 percent from a year ago. Retail sales by the seven automakers rose 9 percent, to just more than 1 million units.... Read More »

 

Enterprise Holdings appoints first non-family CEO

12:19 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Enterprise Holdings named Pamela M. Nicholson, the rental-car company's president, as chief executive, the first CEO to come from outside the founding Taylor family.... Read More »

 

NY court bedevils Nissan's taxi deal

2:17 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2013
Five months before Nissan is to begin rolling its yellow taxis onto the streets of New York City, the state's supreme court has ruled one element of the deal "null, void and unenforceable."... Read More »

 

Hyundai-Kia boosts fleet sales, stops 2-month skid

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
A 67 percent increase in fleet sales helped Hyundai-Kia Automotive end a two-month streak of declining U.S. sales in April, making up for a 6 percent decline in retail volume. In contrast, overall fleet sales for the seven largest automakers rose just 3 percent.... Read More »

 

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