The Newsletter of the Napleton Fleet Group
Editor: Rick Nicoletti
November 5, 2012
Blink and it's 2014
How could the 2013 model year be over when it's not even 2013?
It seems like we've just begun the 2013 model year and we're already looking at final fleet order dates and 2014 model year vehicles. This year seems to have more early buildouts than any previous year I can remember. You can keep up to date with final fleet order dates at our website.
Whenever we have these early build outs the question always arises as to what are the changes for the next model year. Listed below are some of the early buildout vehicles by manufacturer and an idea of the changes to their 2014 models.
Chrysler Group LLC
2013 Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot - Final Fleet Order Date 11/30/12
The big change for the 2014 models is the replacement of the CVT transmission with a 6 speed automatic. The Compass will receive interior upgrades; looks as though the Patriot will carry on with the current interior.
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Final Fleet Order Date 10/31/12
The 2014 Grand Cherokee will receive exterior sheet metal changes. The big news will be the addition of an 8 speed automatic transmission, an optional diesel and a redesigned interior allowing the use of the 8.4 inch UConnect radio. Look for the first vehicles to become available in the Spring.
Ford Motor Company
2013 Ford Fiesta - Final Fleet Order Date 11/23/12
The 2014 Ford Fiesta will get substantial exterior changes and interior changes. The big news will be the availability of the 1.0 liter 3 cylinder EcoBoost engine.
2013 Ford Mustang - Final Fleet Order Date 10/26/12
The 2014 Mustang will have a mild refreshing - some new colors and packages. Could an EcoBoost 4 cylinder engine be available for 2014? We'll have to wait and see. Rumor has it that 2015 will be the big change for Mustang. 2015 will be the 50th anniversary of the pony car.
General Motors Company
2013 Chevrolet Corvette - Final Fleet Order Date 10/25/02
The 2014 Corvette will be all-new. We know that the seventh generation (C7) of America' sports car will include an all-new 6.2 liter small block V8 (LT1). Beyond that there is a lot of speculation and spy shots of the car. Look for the car to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this January.
2013 Chevrolet Impala - Final Fleet Order Date ??
The all-new Chevrolet Impala will be available in early 2013. Look for the availability of direct injection 4 cylinder and V6 engines along with a 4 cylinder e-assist powerplant. Take a peek at the 2014 Chevrolet Impala at the GM Media website.
2013 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra Pickup - Final Fleet Order Date - Various Dates
GM will be introducing all-new 2014 Silverado and Sierra pickups in the coming months. Look for staggered final fleet order dates based upon models (regular cab, extended cab and crew cab). The official unveiling of the Silverado and Sierra 1500 pickups will be at the Detroit Auto Show in January. As more information becomes available about these all-new trucks, we will pass it on to you.
Nissan North America
2013 Nissan Pathfinder
This is a late introduction of the all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. The all-new 4th generation Pathfinder provides increased capability with comfortable seating for seven, intuitive 4WD and 5000-pound standard towing capacity.
2014 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van
Production will begin in Mexico for this all-new compact cargo van in January. Look for the first vehicles to arrive at dealers in April. This van will compete directly with the Ford Transit Connect and Dodge Ram C/V. You can check it out at Nissan's Commercial Vehicles site.
Subaru of America
2013 Subaru Forester - Final Fleet Order Date 09/14/12
The 2014 Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. The 2014 Forester will be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. arrives with either a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine that produces 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque or a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will make 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The Forester will debut a new six-speed manual transmission and a
Ford has announced the Continuation of the Fusion Rapid Order Fulfillment Program. The program is for eligible Fleet accounts for the 2013 Model Year and provides an ongoing inventory of Fusion units built at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant for dealer and Fleet Management Company use in meeting emergency or special needs of fleet customers. These units contain a variety of trim levels and color selections for fast delivery (average target delivery timing of 25 days, depending on geographic location).
There has been some confusion over whether the 2013 Malibu 1FL is available with Bluetooth and a compact spare. The answer is yes! Bluetooth (UPF) is included with OnStar (UE1) and the compact spare (P77) is available as a stand-alone option.
see them, but we are surrounded by tiny microorganisms that can have
undesirable effects on the surfaces around us. In cars and trucks, these
microscopic organisms including mold and mildew can quickly take hold and
spread over a variety of surfaces leading to discoloration, and even unpleasant
Source: Ford Motor Company
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