The All-new 2018 Acura RDX Offers Technology and Performance

2018-10-18T09:20:37+00:00October 18th, 2018|Acura, luxury, New Vehicles, Santa Barbara Auto Group, SUV, Technology|

The 2018 Acura RDX provides impressive performance and technology features

The 2018 Acura RDX is the beautiful new luxury crossover SUV offered by Acura Santa Barbara, that emanates sophistication through its incredible versatility and technological prowess. Acura Santa Barbara offers this new model and many others that will elevate your driving experience to hallowed levels.  The 2018 Acura RDX delivers on the promise of ingenuity and adaptability that Acura is known for.

The 2018 Acura RDX Provides Ingenious Technological Capabilities

The 2018 Acura RDX does not fail to impress with its plethora of technology and entertainment options.  The feature that will ensure your safety while you are driving is the Lane Keeping Assist/Lane Departure Warning system.  This feature uses advanced technology to detect and mitigate fluctuations in your driving to keep you on track as you head to your next destination.  Acura has always made it a priority to ensure that your driving experience is personalized and made your own, and they do not fail to deliver on this front by offering an intuitive center console display combined with an extravagant soundscape provided through the ELS Studio Premium Audio system equipped with 10 speakers, HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite radio, Bluetooth hands free technology and much more.

The 2018 Acura RDX is a Dynamo Offering Unparalleled Performance

The 2018 Acura RDX dominates in performance by pushing its 3.5L SOHC V6 i-VTEC engine to the max.  2018 Acura RDX has an impressive performance capability by offering 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the SOHC component of the engine or single overhead camshaft allows for greater performance with the levels of torque that the Acura RDX pushes. The i-VTEC or Intelligent Variable Timing and Electronically Controlled system of the engine boosts power and efficiency even further  by adjusting the method by which torque and speed are optimized depending on the engine output. The 2018 Acura RDX has excellent fuel efficiency for an SUV averaging an impressive 28 miles per gallon on the highway.  Acura has always been the brand of excellence by offering impressive vehicles at an affordable price and there is no deviation from this trend when it comes to the 2018 Acura RDX. The 2018 Acura RDX and its impressive features will be available for you to sample when you stop by Acura Santa Barbara or call to schedule a test drive

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara is located off the 101 and Hope Ave.  Acura Santa Barbara serves residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premier dealer for Acura. Every Acura Santa Barbara representative is committed to providing the highest quality service. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Acura Santa Barbara.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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The All-new 2018 Acura ILX is Unmatched in Technology and Performance

2018-07-17T13:33:12+00:00July 17th, 2018|Acura, New Vehicles, Technology|

The 2018 Acura ILX provides excellent performance and technology features in its latest edition

The 2018 Acura ILX is beautiful new vehicle offered by Acura Santa Barbara that boasts impressive performance and technology capabilities.  Acura Santa Barbara offers this new model which will shake up the market of premium mid-size sedans in 2018.  The 2018 Acura ILX delivers the promise of innovation and superiority that the Acura brand encompasses.

The 2018 Acura ILX Exemplifies Innovates with Superior Technology

Acura has always demonstrated its prowess for utilizing the latest and greatest in technology features and the 2018 Acura ILX is no exception.  Two features that ensure you’re never to stray too far while driving are the Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning System. Each provide feedback to you if you happen to drift outside of your lane while you are on the road. Acura has always made it a priority to ensure that you are able to add the greatest amount of personal touch to your driving experience by offering entertainment features such as Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that you can enjoy through the Acura ELS Studio Premium Audio System. A truly exceptional feature that adds to the entertainment value as well as the safety and security of the vehicle is the Song by Voice feature which will allow you to choose your music on the go, a feature which also extends to the Integrated Navigation System so that you won’t have to fiddle with a gears, knobs or touchscreens while you drive.

2018 Acura ILX offers top-of-the-line Performance and Dexterity

The 2018 Acura ILX dominates in performance by pushing its premium 2.4L DOHC I4 engine to the max.  2018 Acura ILX have an impressive performance capability by offering 201 horsepower and 180 ft-lb torque. In addition, dual overhead camshaft allows for greater performance because it incorporates 4 valves per cylinder.  This increase in the number of valves makes it so that fuel can flow through the cylinder more easily. Performance is further increased through this structural setup because of the placement of the sparkplugs in the engine will allow for more efficient burning of fuel. The 2018 Acura ILX boasts impressive fuel efficiency, averaging 35 mpg highway as well as 25 mpg average in the city.  Acura has always been a powerhouse in providing the best-in-class performance features, and they continue to impress by releasing the new 2018 Acura ILX. The 2018 Acura ILX and its impressive features will be available for you to sample when you stop by Acura Santa Barbara or call to schedule a test drive.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Shines in Performance and Technical Prowess

2018-06-29T08:17:13+00:00June 29th, 2018|New Vehicles, Porsche, Technology|

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is at the height of technical innovation and performance in the sports vehicle market.

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is a beautiful new model offered by Porsche Santa Barbara, which includes pioneering technical features sure to make your driving experience as personal and extravagant. Porsche Santa Barbara offers the new model that is totally revolutionizing the market of sports vehicles. The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet excels in technology features and performance capabilities.

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet exemplifies cutting-edge innovation with its technology features

Porsche cements itself at the forefront of the automotive industry by offering the most innovative technology on the market.  Two features that maximize your comfort while driving are the heated multifunction steering wheel along with the 14-way power sports seats with Memory foam.  Lane Change Assist will ensure that you don’t miss any blind spots when driving along the freeway during rush hour.  Bluetooth hands-free phone connection further reduces distraction from where you need to be attentive.  If you are looking for entertainment, look no further as the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet offers an amazing number of features such as Sirius XM Satellite Radio and auxiliary input all to be enjoyed via the 150 Watt 8 speaker Sound Package Plus sound system.

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet offers excellent performance

The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet dominates in performance by pushing its premium 3.0L Twin-turbocharged H-6 engine to the max.  2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet surpasses expectations by pressing an excellent 420 horsepower and 368 ft-lb of torque. The twin-turbocharger of the Porsche increases performance further by allowing air to combine with fuel as it enters the combustion chamber. Another notable feature is the H-6 configuration of the engine, or more commonly called the boxer engine.  This configuration allows for the vehicle to have a lower center of gravity and more effective air cooling than would be the case with a typical V-6 engine. Porsche always provides the best in class when it comes to performance features, and there are no signs of letting up with the release of their newest model.The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and its impressive features will be available for you to sample when you stop by Porsche Santa Barbara or call to schedule a test drive.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Groupis strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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Audi Picks Up Handwriting Recognition Rights in its 2019 Audi A8

2018-06-06T10:05:08+00:00June 6th, 2018|Audi, New Vehicles, Technology|

Audi does it best with the Handwriting Recognition feature in the 2019 Audi A8

Audi engineers are spot on with its latest generation A8 full-size sedan and the MMI Touch Infotainment system. The enhanced addition of the Handwriting Recognition feature is all the rage. As reported in an online Forbes article, Anthony Foulk, Product Manager for the 2019 Audi A8 says the third generation MMI Touch infotainment interface does away with a center console controller and touchpad and offers two in-dash touchscreens instead. “The top screen is for the infotainment and has haptic feedback built into it,” Foulk points out. “The lower screen is really a control panel and is for HVAC, seating controls, handwriting recognition and things like that.” The haptic feedback enhances the touch response so as to recognize entire words in cursive handwriting with precision. There are two ways to input writing style, either by writing on top of each letter or the more natural way of writing from left to right. Each way offers accuracy and consistency and merely depends upon user preference. The speed is remarkable as well. The precision and class in the 2019 Audi A8 MMI Tough Infotainment System is one of many reasons Audi Santa Barbara is proud to be a factory-authorized dealer.

The expertise behind the MMI Touch Infotainment concept enhances ease of access

Imagine you’re driving along the coastline of Santa Barbara and can’t find a coffee shop. With a touch of your fingertips, the MMI Touch Infotainment Handwriting Recognition feature is enabled. The touch-sensitive 10.1” and 8.6” displays make for ease of access for its valued customers. The impressive processing power is incredibly fast as well. The driving force in the all-new Audi A8’s Handwriting Recognition technology is its simplistic, intuitive intelligence with an emphasis on flexibility.  Along with the Handwriting Recognition technology, the MMI Tough Infotainment system is vibrant and multi-configurable and offers a futuristic overhead “drone view” for the utmost in parking capability. This luxurious sedan is comprehensive, technically innovative and ready to hit the streets in world class style. Launched in Barcelona in July of 2017, The 2019 Audi A8 is due to hit the United States markets in the spring of 2018. Stop in at Audi Santa Barbara and ask any one of our brand-trained representatives about the latest generation Audi A8 or any of the luxurious styles of Audi.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

The New 2019 Audi A8 is the Technical Phenomenon that Innovates in Next Year’s Lineup

2018-05-01T11:32:12+00:00May 1st, 2018|Audi, New Vehicles, Technology|

Offering the avant-garde technical features that impress, the luxury brand presents the new 2019 Audi A8, a new model worth talking about

Audi is the luxury brand that comes to mind when yearning for the elegant and opulent experience when behind the wheel. The New 2019 Audi A8 innovates on the luxury brand by offering the feature that everyone is talking about, and that feature is the advancement of hands-free driving technology. Dubbed Traffic Jam Pilot, this feature provides Level 3 autonomy, essentially meaning that while a driver still needs to be behind the wheel, all safety essential functions of the vehicle are now autonomous. By combining a camera, 5 radar units, a laser, and ultrasonic sensors, the 2019 Audi A8 is now able to provide a host of autonomous features. One important autonomy facet is driver detection. The 2019 Audi A8 will be able to detect whether a driver is active and able to take the wheel, and will stop the vehicle if it determines that they are not. The A8 is also able to detect whether a road appropriate for piloted driving. The 2019 Audi A8 is able to see from multiple angles using its detection features so that your safety is ensured and back-up systems are in place for brakes and steering. All these aspects will allow the 2019 Audi A8 to utilize piloted driving technology in many metro areas on divided highways. Audi is always striving for excellence and its commitment to increasing the presence of hands-free driving in the automotive industry proves that fact. This is one of many reasons Audi Santa Barbara is proud to be a Audi factory-authorized dealer.

The 2019 Audi A8 Provides the Hybrid Aspects Indicative of High-tech Automobiles.

The 2019 Audi A8 includes as part of its engine a 48-volt electrical system. This technology replaces the traditional alternator, and it utilizes a lithium-ion battery controlling a belt operated motor. This feature allows the engine to start and stop more evenly while driving. The battery driven motor allows the engine to stop while coasting at median speeds for a significant amount of time, which can increase fuel efficiency in many cases. The 2019 Audi A8 is advancing the automotive industry by its implementation of multiple facets of driving technology.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

Info-Mania Offered in Audi’s Virtual Cockpit

2018-04-18T13:36:36+00:00April 18th, 2018|Audi, Technology|

Audi offers top-notch infotainment technology in its smart Virtual Cockpit

When considering the next purchase or lease of a new or pre-owned vehicle, you may not only consider the beauty and elegance on the exterior, but also the wow-factor of the interior as well. Accompanied with the constant of elegant luxury in the Audi brand, across the Audi lineup, you’ll find that the usual infotainment center has been replaced by an all-new Audi Virtual Cockpit. The analog dials, once the standard in prior Audi models, has enhanced its features to voice and touchscreen activation with an adaptive TFT screen. The screen is juxtaposed behind the steering wheel on the front console just below eye level. This offers a more natural feel when viewing the screen. Another screen is in the center of the front console as its engineered to rise from within the console. The TFT screen offers everything from music playlists to navigational assistance to internal controls. Virtual cockpit lends Audi a greater value on its interior ambience. The virtual cockpit projects 1440 x 540 pixels that are refreshed 60 times per second on the screen. The MMI screen projects at 800 x 480 pixels. The reason for this distinction is that the virtual cockpit is designed to make navigation, Google Earth, and the tachometer and speedometer images appear before your eyes, with minimal delay to improve driver reaction. Activated by voice or touch, this amazing infotainment enhancement is a must-see feature in the already alluring Audi models. Stop in at Audi Santa Barbara and ask one our Audi brand-trained representatives about the wonders of the new Audi Virtual Cockpit.

The details of what the award-winning Audi’s Virtual Cockpit offers

Audi’s Virtual Cockpit won the 2017 Infotainment System of the Year Award given by Business Insider and it received the award for the second year consecutively. The judges of this award consider the best system is one that performs all of its functions relatively flawlessly and with as much of an intuitive edge as possible. The Audi Virtual Cockpit offers this seamless capability with a wide variety of amenities you’ll soon come to enjoy upon purchase or lease of a new or pre-owned Audi vehicle. It offers connectivity, apps, smartphone integration (for voice calls, texting and email), GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and autonomous-driving features. Along with these features, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit offers ease of use, precision, and reliability. Along with these top-notch features, Audi engineers focus on the utmost safety along with the ability to use the system without endangering the lives of those driving the vehicles well those around it. Take a moment to browse our website and check out the many varieties of Audi models that encompass the all new Virtual Cockpit and its amazing features.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

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Flexibility in Mobility Services as Audi announces SilverCar Acquisition

2017-06-06T13:20:58+00:00June 6th, 2017|Audi, Technology|

SilverCar and Audi join to create a driving force in mobility services by simplifying the frustrations of airport rental car services with modern technology.

Its inception only five years ago right down to the month, SilverCar, an American established airport car-rental company, grabbed the attention of the German automaker, Audi, in April of 2012. From the onset, Audi’s A4 vehicles were the fleet of choice by SilverCar, as they offered the utmost quality service for their traveling patrons. SilverCar, recently honored as North America’s best rental car service by World Travel Awards, enticed Audi to the extent that the automaker announced the procurement of this quick rising powerhouse in vehicle rental services. Audi’s intuitive leap into the future of mobility service transformation is one of many reasons, Audi Santa Barbara is proud to be an Audi authorized dealer.

As existing partners in the auto arena, Audi has begun the process of ownership of SilverCar. Together, the two entities plan to deliver the best in app-based rental and mobility services. Audi Santa Barbara is happy to serve with this innovative concept in every capacity necessary.

Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi AG Sales and Marketing Board Member states, “Audi and Silvercar share the same vision. We want to open up a new, flexible way to access mobility for our customers while offering premium quality in every respect.” This reported on April 1, 2017, online in Forbes.com.

Offering Superior Solutions at Cost Effective Rates

Dedicated to convenience, Audi has developed a user-friendly app for SilverCar’s services. By simply downloading the app, customers and would-be-travelers have easy access to Audi’s first rate A4 model for rental purposes at competitive pricing. Embarking on their mission to reinvent the airport car rental business, SilverCar and Audi visionaries plan to take app-based rental and mobility services by storm. Intertwining the worlds of automotive, travel, web and mobile technologies, these professionals plan to bring the best products and services in the car rental arena as well as the finest vehicles in the Audi A4. Recently the German automaker has piloted similar services such as Audi on Demand, which enables a traveler to book a vehicle of their choosing, and arrange use in his or her own timeline to take them to their desired destination via the use of the Audi on Demand app.

Simplifying Travel for the Universal Traveler

Whether vacationing with family, an emergency flight, or traveling for business, Audi and SilverCar have joined to create a union that enables the everyday traveler to have more control of their car rental experience. No more waiting in long lines, dealing with the variety of tedious experiences that frustrate those who need to get from one destination to another no matter the circumstance. Creating more choices, SilverCar and Audi have taken the challenge of safety, comfort, affordability, and class to a new level in mobility services. Visit Audi Santa Barbara for more details of this unique merger.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles, which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4215
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

Jaguar’s First Venture into the Electric Vehicle Arena a Success

2017-04-19T15:14:11+00:00April 19th, 2017|Concept Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, Jaguar, New Vehicles, Technology|

The futuristic Jaguar I-Pace concept CUV is sleek and innovative, yet keeps some of Jaguar’s signature characteristics. Sporting its Jaguar grille, oval leaper badge, front wheel arches; the stout automaker is one of many reasons Jaguar Santa Barbara is a proud distributor of premium auto brands.

A prototype of Jaguar’s first fully functional electric vehicle taken to task as it hits the streets of London for test-driving. I-Pace is also due to be released to the global markets in latter 2018. The amazing all-wheel drive CUV tested on closed road of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London’s East End. Public opinion was Jaguar’s motivation to model the I-Pace as it maneuvered through England’s capital. Gawkers and passersby’s alike could not deny the elegance and innovation as the Jaguar drew senses as it decorated British streets with its new design.

I-Pace Characteristics Revealed

Some of Jaguar’s I-Pace favored essentials include its ability to accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in about 4 seconds, with a charge length of more than 310 miles. Spouting zero emissions, the compact, lightweight, all-wheel drive vehicle has a torque output of 394 hp and 516 lb.-ft. Unveiled in the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, this showcase CUV has a spacious interior and 19 cu-ft. trunk space. This combination small and spacious roadster fits the daily traveling needs of many.

Noteworthy to mention is the superior British quality and ingenuity encompassed in the every aspect of the I-Pace; recognized as the radical, next-generation of electric vehicles by Jaguar Design Director, Ian Callum.

Callum states, “The feedback on the I-Pace Concept has been fantastic. With the I-Pace concept, we’ve torn up the rule book to create a vehicle with supercar-inspired aesthetics, sports-car performance and SUV space in one electric package.”

Jaguar’s Fully Electric-Powered Vehicle Stands Tall, Among the Best

I-Pace concept, compared to such models as Tesla Model X and Audi e-tron Quattro, is Jaguar’s first fully electric-powered vehicle. This model represents the future in the battery-electric auto arena. The innovative design and the fact that it is due to hit the markets in 2018, confirms Jaguar’s confidence in this elite one-of-its kind vehicles. Jaguar Santa Barbara shares in the enthusiasm as I-Pace soars into tomorrow with its radical concepts today. Their sales and service second to none; check out Jaguars finest at Jaguar Santa Barbara.

About Jaguar Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Jaguar dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Jaguar team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Jaguar vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Jaguar models including the new Jaguar I-Pace, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Jaguar Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4249
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

Enjoy Luxury at an Affordable Price with the 2017 Acura RDX

2017-03-10T11:21:50+00:00March 10th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles, Safety, Technology|

The Acura RDX is for drivers who value comfort, safety, and technology, but still want a luxurious driving experience.

The Acura RDX is sort of the little brother option to the Acura MDX. It is a compact luxury crossover SUV that is simple, but elegant from the inside out. The Tampa Bay Times claimed that, “Acura may have found its aesthetic sweet spot” with the RDX. The 2016 model of the RDX one-ups its predecessors in every aspect by sporting a simple, sexy style while bringing more content, more safety features, a modest power increase, and 1-mpg rise in EPA highway fuel economy to an impressive 28-mpg with all-wheel drive. As an authorized Acura dealer, Acura Santa Barbara is excited to offer this level of luxury at an affordable price. So come visit Acura Santa Barbara to learn more about our different Acura RDX models and other luxury Acura models.

The Acura RDX is Safe, Smooth, and Stylish

One thing that Acura drivers can always count on is that the designers of their vehicle had safety in mind as a top priority. The Acura RDX is another example of this. Some safety features available for the luxury crossover are:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist – This feature applies brakes to each individual tire as needed to reduce the risk of over or understeering or loss of traction in wet or unstable conditions.
  • Blind Spot Information System – This feature can detect vehicle’s in the next lane’s alert zone while going over 20 mph. If the driver signals that he/she is changing to that lane, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Multi-View Rear Camera – This feature alerts the driver when they are nearing an object while parking with a series of beeps that becomes more rapid as the driver gets closer. The multi-view rear camera assists the driver in determining the width and depth of parking spots, giving a clear view as to whether there are any obstacles.

In addition to safety, the Acura RDX delivers a smooth driving experience on just about any driving surface, eliminating the annoyance of unkempt pavement. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine pairs well with the six-speed automatic transmission that feels nicely attuned to the engine’s powerband. The result is a consistent and uninterrupted luxurious ride. Visit our knowledgeable Acura-trained sales experts at Acura Santa Barbara to learn more about the Acura RDX and its individuality as an affordable luxury crossover SUV.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

BMW Continues to Lead the Industry with Innovative and Progressive Ideas

2017-01-25T11:30:28+00:00January 25th, 2017|BMW, Technology|

In a period of technological and automotive progression that exceeds any precedent, BMW is a leader in the race.

BMW has always been at the forefront of technological advancement in the auto-industry, being one of the first brands to equip its vehicles with self-detecting collision avoiding systems, brake-assist systems, and numerous other features. According to the web publication Digital Trends, BMW continues to pave the road for competitors when it comes to current popular innovative topics. In this era where technology can be new today and old tomorrow, it’s important for companies to set their sights on the future. While most companies are looking ahead to the next decade, BMW is looking ahead to the next century with their Vision Next 100 models.

Hot Technology Topics in the Auto Industry

Autonomous Vehicles

For years, autonomously driven vehicles have appeared in Science Fiction movies as a concept that exists only in the unforeseeable future. However, this is likely to change soon as automakers have already implemented concepts like lane keeping assist or adaptive cruise control. These features are considered to be Level 1 or 2 in autonomous functionality. BMW’s vision for the next generation of cars is Level 3 in autonomous functionality, meaning future vehicles will be fully autonomous with the option for the driver to regain control if desired. BMW is also considering the concept of self-balancing motorcycles.

Alternative Energy

As is consistent with most industries, the automotive industry is trying to shift toward more sustainable practices. The Green movement has played an important role in the auto industry in recent years, but there still has not been an effective push for any brand that has eliminated the need for gasoline. BMW predicts that this push for alternative energy sources for powertrains will only accelerate in the coming years. That’s why the engineers in BMW’s Mini division have been working on the Mini-E series, set to debut in 2019. This line of Mini’s will provide urban mobility in compact, customizable, zero-emission vehicles.

In addition to battery-electric vehicles, BMW has been working with Toyota in hydrogen fuel cell technology. Whichever of these alternative solutions is the one to eliminate dependence on fossil fuels, you can be assured BMW will be among the first to introduce it.

BMW Santa Barbara is proud to be an authorized BMW dealer. It’s exciting to know that we offer luxury vehicles from a brand with such inspiring plans. Visit BMW Santa Barbara to find out the kind of industry-leading technology BMW already offers.

About BMW Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized BMW dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles. The sales department at Santa Barbara Auto Group has one purpose – to exceed customers’ expectations from test drive to delivery. The professional sales team is committed to a no-pressure, high integrity approach to every ownership experience. Santa Barbara Auto Group also features a dedicated professional service department and a state-of-the-art facility offering the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available and highly skilled factory-trained technicians to deliver efficient quality vehicle care.

Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular BMW models including the BMW 2-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, or i8 models, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

BMW Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4251
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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