Editor: Rick Nicoletti
July 2, 2012
Time for a Change
It's time for something new at the Napleton Fleet Group. We've redesigned our website with a new look that will make it easier to navigate. More importantly, we also added more functionality. Customers will find that once they login, they will have access to more information including copies of many documents. For example, clients will be able to view and download .pdf's of the order acknowledgement, factory invoice, Certificate of Origin for specific vehicles. In the future, the redesigned site gives us more flexibility to provide additional information to the customer.
Take a few minutes to access our new site and tell us what you think - http://www.napletonfleet.com/
The 2013 Cars - More Cars; More Choices
The 2013 model year will offer fleet buyers possibly the widest selection of new cars in the past 10 years. The "C" segment will see the addition of the all-new Dodge Dart and later this year an all-new Nissan Sentra. The Dart and Sentra will join the segment that includes the last year's all-new Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra. Your choices for fuel efficient, technologically sophisticated compact cars have never been greater.
The popular midsize "D" segment will bring all-new cars to some familiar fleet nameplates. The theme for all these vehicles are similar - more features, more refinement and higher fuel economy.
So let's take a brief look at the all-new for 2013 cars in these segments.
2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Nissan Sentra
The all-new 2013 Nisan Sentra will debut later this fall. Although Nissan has not released photos and specs, a quick look on the web should allow you to find out a little something about the 2013 Sentra.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Malibu LS, LT and LTZ
Malibu Eco Highlights
Production of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco began in February; production of the non-Eco Malibu models will begin in June.
Also, the 2012 Malibu will continue to be built through November 2012.
2013 Ford Fusion
Fusion S, SE and Titanium
Fusion Hybrid SE and Titanium
2013 Nissan Altima
Altima 2.5 S, SV, SL
Altima 3.5 S, SV, SL
We have 2012 Ram Cargo Vans in stock. Call Bob Barr at 630.455.2911 for complete information.
The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart and the Chrysler 300 Luxury Series Sedan have been named to Ward's 10 Best Interior for 2012.
We have updated our 2013 MY Start of Production page. Here you can find the date orders may be placed for a given model and when the Job #1 date is for that model.
We're all familiar with the tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that have been mandatory since September 2007. The system notifies drivers when tire pressure is low. Low tire pressure can reduce fuel economy and can lead to poor handling. Nissan has taken the TPMS to a new level on the 2013 Nissan Altima. No longer will you need a tire pressure gauge to check your tires. Simply begin filling your tire with air and when the proper inflation is reached, the Altima's horn beeps!
In an effort to boost fuel economy, automakers have cut the weight of vehicles by eliminating spare tires -- even as their customers have been adding spare tires of their own. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average adult male is 28.4 pounds heavier since 1960, while the average female is up 24.5 pounds. Those are about the same weights as a tire for a Ford Mustang (male) and Chrysler minivan (female). The EPA's National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich., estimates that the theoretical couple's 53 extra pounds might cut vehicle fuel economy by as much as 1 percent, depending on the vehicle, on that drive to pick up a burger and fries. At a nationwide average price of $3.50 per gallon, that's about $603 million in additional fuel costs just in the last year. Source: Automotive News
We're all familiar with barn finds, but what happens when
cars have barns to protect them? The results look
like 's photographic series, , in which
four-wheeled classics are shown half digested by Mother Nature.
For a look at more of his photos, go to the following link -http://www.peterlippmann.com/lippmann3/personal_work/paradise_parking/paradiseparking_08_peterlippmann.html
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