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2017 Work Truck Show in Pictures

The 2017 Work Truck Show offers up an array of new trucks, engines, and other commercial vehicle announcements. The show runs from March 14 to 17 in Indianapolis. Read our coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, David Cullen, Lauren Fletcher, and courtesy of Blossman and NTEA.

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This truck is rated at 11,500 pounds GVW.

Ford's 2017 F-350

Ford redesigned its Super Duty trucks to add towing capability and reduce about 300 pounds of weight with aluminum body panels. Here's a closer look at the 2017 F-350 4x4 Crew Cab XL with the 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel. Here's a gallery of the 2017 F-250. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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Attendees mingle at the entrance of the CAR 2017 exhibition hall at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas.

CAR 2017 in Pictures

CAR was highlighted by discussions addressing trends that will affect the future of the remarketing industry. The conference was held March 1 to 2 at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas and was held in partnership with the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) and the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA). Photos by Steve Reed and Andy Lundin.

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The Discovery uses Terrain Response 2, which offers driving modes for various off-road surfaces.

Land Rover's 2017 Discovery

Jaguar Land Rover hosted a driving event for automotive journalists in southwest Utah to show the off-road capabilities of its 2017 Land Rover Discovery, which is replacing the LR4. Automotive Fleet drove the vehicle from St. George through the Dixie National Forest and around Lake Powell. Read more about the vehicle here. Photos courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover and by Paul Clinton.

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The Model S is 196 inches long, 86.2 inches wide, and has a wheelbase of 116.5 inches.

Tesla's Model S

The Tesla Model S P100D features a 100 kWh battery that offers a range of over 300 miles on a full charge. The vehicle contains an all-electric powertrain and is available with an all-wheel-drive system. Look for an update about Tesla's fleet strategy in an upcoming issue of Automotive Fleet. Photos by Andy Lundin and Eric Gandarilla

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Brian Kinniry, senior director, strategic services for CEI, presented during the first panel, which covered new tools from CEI in telematics and predictive analytics that identify high-risk drivers.

CEI Group's Illinois Safety Seminar

The CEI Group hosted a free safety seminar on Nov. 10, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Conference Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill. The seminar was divided into four panels that featured experts in fleet safety. Photos by Andy Lundin.

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THe 2017 E-Class grows 1.7 inches in overall length.

Mercedes-Benz 2017 E300

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class enters its fifth generation with an ample upgrade of technology and 150 pounds slimmer than the outgoing model. Read more herePhotos by Paul Clinton.

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The 2017 Q50 Red Sport 400 offers one of a trio of new engines for the entry luxury sedan.

Infiniti's Q50 Red Sport

Infiniti's Q50 entry luxury sedan received a revamp of its engine lineup in the late 2016 model year and arrives for 2017 as a sportier choice in the entry luxury segment. The Q50 replaced Infiniti's G sedan for the 2014-MY. Read the full story herePhotos by Paul Clinton.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2016 L.A. Auto Show: Green Vehicles

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles dominated the 2016 show, suggesting that manufacturers want to give drivers electrified powertrains with range anxiety. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher-Winter, Andy Lundin, Roselynne Reyes, and Chris Wolski.

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2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

2016 L.A. Auto Show: SUVs

This year brought a proliferation of compact SUVs and subcompact crossovers to Los Angeles. Read full coverage here. Photos by Chris Brown, Paul Clinton, Thi Dao, Amy Hercher-Winter, Andy Lundin, Roselynne Reyes, and Chris Wolski.

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