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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. VP, 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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Drivers tested the 540i on an autocross course with professional instructors guiding the driving.

BMW's Ultimate Driving Experience

BMW invited AutomotiveFleet.com to its Ultimate Driving Experience, a six-city tour providing driving training and a showcase for the 2017 540i that reached dealer lots in March. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Paul Clinton.

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Dennis Straight (far right), CTO, Donlen, speaks during a panel on the future of autonomous vehicles in fleet. From left to right: Devon Browne, mobility strategic partnerships and business development at The Hertz Corp.; Chris Villella, senior director, account management, The CEI Group, Inc; Bryant Walker Smith, assistant professor, University of South Carolina; Tom Sloan, director of telematics and safety products, Donlen Corporation; and Straight.

2017 NAFA I&E in Pictures

The 2017 NAFA Institute & Expo (I&E) took place April 25 to 28 in Tampa, Fla. Networking and educational sessions were central to the expo. Read more about the show here. Photos by Andy Lundin.

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Platinum features a fuel economy of 84 MPGe.

2017 NAFA I&E Vehicles

The 2017 NAFA Institute & Expo (I&E) took place April 25 to 28 in Tampa, Fla. Here's a selection of vehicles seen on the show floor. Read more about the show here. Photos by Thi Dao.

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The G80 carries the Genesis logo of a black shield with wings.

Genesis' 2017 G80

The 2017 Genesis G80 is one of two luxury sedans from Hyundai's new spin-off luxury brand and replaces the Hyundai Genesis. The sedan offers two engines, including a direct-injection V-6 and 5.0L V-8. Genesis will add a turbo V-6 for 2018. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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The 2017 Genesis G90 arrived in late 2016.

Genesis' 2017 G90

Genesis, Hyundai's luxury spin-off, arrived in late 2016 with two 2017 model year luxury sedans, including the G90 that replaces the Hyundai Equus. Genesis is hoping to increase brand perception of the vehicle with the stand-alone brand. Read more herePhotos by Vince Taroc.

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Fleet manager salaries continued to rise in 2016. A majority of fleet managers in the 2017 survey make between $60,000 and $90,000, with the most common average being $72,500.

2017 Fleet Salaries

Automotive Fleet's bi-annual Fleet Manager Salary Survey revealed that a majority of fleet managers make between $60,000 and $90,000, with the most common average being $72,500. View charts showing salary broken down from education level to compensation by geographical region. Read the full story here. Illustrations by Armie Bautista.

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