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Audi's two-row Q7 offers two engines. Both pair with an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

Audi's Q7 3.0T

Audi's Q7 offers a new 2.0L four-cylinder base model in 2017 to go with its carryover 3.0T model that's powered by a 3.0L supercharged V-6 (333 hp). This three-row luxury mid-size SUV offers standard all-wheel drive and plenty of car tech. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The 2018 Q5 Quattro is 183.6 inches in length.

Audi's 2018 Q5 Quattro

The 2018 Q5 enters its second generation with a look and feel that's reminiscent of its first generation. The new luxury SUV arrives with a more powerful engine, additional cargo space, and a design facelift. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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1948 F-1 pickup

Ford Trucks Through the Years

Ford is celebrating 100 years of trucks on July 26, 2017. The date marks the centennial of the first Ford truck, the Model TT, offered to the public. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Ken Marvenko (left), director of safety and driver development, Paper Transport was awarded Heavy Duty Trucking's 2017 Safety and Compliance award. Joe Rader, vice president of risk services for Fisher Auto Parts, was the recipient of the Fleet Safety Award.

2017 Fleet Safety Conference

The 2017 Fleet Safety Conference opened Tuesday with a keynote from the National Safety Council's Deborah Hersman, who also spoke on Monday at an NTSB-NSC roundtable about advanced driver assistance systems. Safety awards were given at a luncheon. The second day of the conference featured a session from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - TSA regarding security threats against transportation fleets. The conference closed with a presentation from Shell's Karen Spring about the company's mission to eliminate fleet fatalities.  Read more here. Photos by Andy Lundin and Jim Park.

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Camry XSE V-6

Toyota's 2018-MY Business Meeting

Toyota hosted its 2018-MY business meeting for commercial customers on June 20 in Dana Point, Calif. Fleet professionals took an early peek at the redesigned Camry mid-size sedan. Photos courtesy of Toyota.

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Fleet managers drove Volkswagen's Atlas mid-size SUV (second from left).

VW/Audi 2018-MY Fleet Preview

Volkswagen and Audi hosted their 2018-MY fleet preview in Salt Lake City from June 21 to 23. Fleet professionals listened to detailed product presentations and got behind the wheel of the new Atlas mid-size SUV and redesigned Audi Q5. Photos courtesy of VW.

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The 540i is available as a rear-wheel and all-wheel xDrive sedan.

BMW's 2017 540i

BMW's 5 Series entered its seventh generation with the 2017 540i, which is the first of at least four planned models (with the four-cylinder 530i, 530e iPerformance PHEV, and M550i xDrive). BMW may bring a diesel model and is expected to refresh the M5 as well. Read our driving impressions herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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The new Jeep Compass crests the Jeep hill during the ride and drive portion of the national fleet preview.

FCA's 2018-MY Fleet Preview

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles hosted 250 of its top fleet customers and others at its national fleet preview in Detroit from June 5 to 7. Attendees listened to a presentation of the lineup and drove models, including the new Jeep Compass. FCA 2018-MY fleet incentives here. Photos courtesy of FCA.

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Kevin Koswick, director North American Fleet Lease and Remarketing at Ford, was the first to present at Ford’s MY-2018 Fleet Preview event at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Ford's 2018-MY Fleet Preview

Ford hosted its 2018 model-year fleet preview at the San Diego Civic Theater in May. The company discussed its commercial strategy and addressed topics such as electric vehicles and autonomy. The event drew more than 1,000 attendees, and also featured a ride-and-drive event and multiple networking events. Read our interview with Ford's commercial and government fleet sales manager herePhotos courtesy of Ford. 

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Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet, opened the general session of the summit.

GM's 2018-MY Fleet Preview

General Motors hosted its 2018 Fleet Solutions Summit in Las Vegas in May with nearly 800 commercial, government, and rental customers in attendance. View GM's 2018-MY fleet incentives here. Photos courtesy of GM.

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