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Porsche Earns Top Collective Score in 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

2016-09-30T10:19:11+00:00September 30th, 2016|Award, News, Porsche|

Porsche takes home multiple awards from the J.D. Power APEAL study released last month for leading models including the Boxster and Macan.

Porsche once again received high ratings from the J.D. Power APEAL report released last month. The APEAL report is an annual study that provides information on driver satisfaction across a variety of factors including design, performance, and driver experience. The study correlates responses from over 80,000 owners of new cars who evaluated more than 240 models grouped into ten different categories. In the 2016 study, Porsche won the overall classification for best luxury brand. Additionally, the Porsche 911 Boxster and Porsche Macan both earned the first place in their respective categories.

Porsche Earns Leading Score for Overall Classification

The 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study has named Porsche as the top luxury brand in overall classification twelve times since 2004. Overall classification is based on an aggregate score out of 1,000 covering an array of categories. This year, Porsche beat out all other manufacturers with a score of 877. In addition to a top overall score, Porsche also earned top scores in multiple individual categories. For example, the 911 came in first place in the “Midsize Premium Sports Car” with an overall rating of 893. The Porsche Boxster also performed well earning a score of 892 points in the “Compact Premium Sport Car” category, and the Macan earned a top score of 876 in the “Compact Premium SUV” category.

The 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study was released last month and included rankings on design and performance characteristics of 33 different automotive brands. The study is completed annually and serves as a premium benchmark for luxury vehicle performance and ownership satisfaction.   The survey is taken by drivers 90 days after they take delivery of a new car and covers purchases made from November of 2015 through February 2016.

Porsche Boxster and Macan Lead Their Categories

The APEAL study is not the first report to place the Porsche Boxster and Macan at the top of their class. Since the release of the Porsche 718 Boxster, it has received rave reviews from journalists and drivers alike. Reviews in publications such as Top Gear, Auto Express, and Car Scoops call out the exceptional handling, power, and value of the new Boxster.   Similarly, the Porsche Macan has been named Best Entry Luxury SUV by the Daily News Auto Awards. It has been called out for leading performance, capability, style, and practicality.

Drivers can learn more about the entire Porsche line-up by contacting a representative at Porsche Santa Barbara. Stop by and see for yourself what sets the Boxster and Macan apart from the rest of the competition by scheduling a test drive today.

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 Group is 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 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, 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

Celebrate the Thrill of Driving with the New Porsche 718 Boxster

2016-09-01T10:55:13+00:00September 1st, 2016|New Vehicles, Porsche|

Porsche has released an exciting media launch campaign for the Porsche 718 Boxster that celebrates the fun of driving.

Porsche officially introduced the launch of the Porsche 718 Boxster on July 18th, 2016. The release is surrounded by an exciting campaign, “For the Sport of It”. Drivers can learn more about the new 718 Boxster by following many of the integrated social media, entertainment, and press release announcements and events that will be working together to send the same message: The Porsche 718 Boxster is here to thrill.

Defining a New Generation of Sports Cars

At Porsche Santa Barbara, we remind our drivers that the joy of driving should be an adventure of its own. Similarly, Porsche is excited to share the dynamic capabilities of the 718 Boxster that herald back to the classics while integrating the latest innovations. Porsche designed the 718 Boxster to be the definitive mid-engine sports car of our time.

Catch a Glimpse of the Ride on TV and Media Outlets

Drivers can look forward to viewing a diverse array of TV, digital and social media features on the 718 Boxster. Many pieces have an interactive component, and all features were designed to showcase the incredibly agile performance capabilities of the new model. For example, drivers should watch for a commercial titled, “Sunset Again” that shares the story of a couple who chase the sunset for the joy of experiencing it again and again in different settings. In a world full of so many responsibilities and distractions, it is a treat to be able to escape to the road and enjoy the drive for the fun of it.

Learn What All the Excitement’s About

The new Porsche 718 Boxster has already received strong reviews from popular automotive journals such as Top Gear, Auto Express, and Car Scoops. For those seeking exhilarating performance, it offers an all-new turbocharged flat-four cylinder engine with an output of 300hp. Among the most celebrated features of the Porsche 718 Boxster include better handling and faster acceleration, better fuel efficiency, and a stunningly upgraded luxury interior.

Customers can learn more about the intriguing features of the Porsche 718 Boxster by stopping in at Porsche Santa Barbara for a test drive. Drivers can also visit the new microsite: www.porscheusa.com/new718 to learn more about the many features, performance specs, and design elements of the vehicle. The homepage also gives visitors a closer look at the history and heritage of the Porsche 718 Boxster.

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 Group is 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 2013 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

Updated Porsche 718 Boxster Offers Greater Speed, Efficiency, and Handling

2016-05-13T11:33:07+00:00May 13th, 2016|Porsche|

Porsche drivers can learn more about the new driving experience of the 718 Boxster thanks to recent reviews from automotive journalists around the world.

Santa Barbara, CA – The Porsche 718 Boxster received rave reviews from a group of automotive journalists from around the world who were invited to drive the model for the first time. The journalists were selected from around the world and represent a wide array of publications including Top Gear, Auto Express, and Car Scoops. Drivers were impressed by the handling, power, and value of the newest Porsche model.

At Porsche Santa Barbara, we are excited to share the reviews with our customers. Each one called out different aspects of the Porsche 718 Boxster that leave a big impression.   Drivers can read top reviews here, but some of the top comments included the “purest example of a traditional sports car,” or “Porsche has hit the bullseye once again.”

The 718 Boxster offers an all-new turbocharged flat-four cylinder engine with an output of 300hp. Among the most celebrated features of the Porsche 718 Boxster were:

  • Better handling and faster acceleration
  • Useful fuel efficiency gains
  • Upgraded luxury interior

The Porsche 718 Boxster will be available later in the year, and until that time, drivers can access updates and information online with Porsche Santa Barbara.

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 Group is 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 2013 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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Porsche Heralds Back to a Classic with the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman

2016-01-22T17:14:31+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Porsche|

Porsche Santa Barbara explores the upcoming release of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman which blend legendary performance with modern design and performance innovations.

The Porsche Boxster and the Porsche Cayman are well-loved mid-engine sports cars that have been popular for over a decade. However, before these two favorite models arrived on the scene there was the legendary Porsche 718. This model was one of the earliest mid-engine sports cars developed by Porsche in the years after the original Porsche Spyder models. The Porsche 718 was lightweight, fast, and featured a stunning design. It offered drivers exceptional power, control, and overall sport performance. The model was discontinued for a time as the brand introduced the Boxster and the Cayman and drivers will be excited to learn that it is once again returning.

Legendary Sports Performance Meets Modern Innovation

The Porsche 718 has a strong legacy of setting records on the track and will bring this heritage back with the new 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman expected to arrive in showrooms early in 2016. The 718 line of vehicles will herald back to their namesake with efficient and powerful motorsport performance. Reflecting the legacy of the classic 1957 Porsche 718, the new models will feature new flat-four turbo engines recently developed by Porsche engineers. These engines are designed to deliver excellent acceleration and power.

The Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will feature the two popular design motifs of the open-top and closed mid-range sports car. This blend of a legendary classic with popular current models is expected to be well-received throughout the country. Drivers can learn more about the unique features and performance of both the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman in the weeks to come prior to their release.   Each one promises a unique driving experience that classic and modern car lovers alike will love.

Learn More at Porsche Santa Barbara

Drivers can also learn about the other exciting new models and model updates available in 2016 by contacting a friendly sales representative at Porsche Santa Barbara. Porsche designs each vehicle from the ground up with meticulous attention to performance capabilities so drivers enjoy the highest standards of control and power on the road and on the track. From the engine parts to the brakes, to the wheels and tires, each piece is crafted and chosen to meet exacting standards. Each model features a different combination of design, power, and control to provide drivers with the perfect selection of sports vehicles to fit any lifestyle or preference.

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 Group is 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 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, 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

Porsche Offers Serious Performance with the New Boxster Spyder

2015-06-02T10:07:05+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Porsche|

Porsche introduces the new Porsche Boxster Spyder as the premium sports car in the Boxster model line.

Porsche has introduced a new sports car that promises to deliver unprecedented power and control on the road. At the New York International Auto show, Porsche presented the new Boxster Spyder. This remarkable car sits at the top of the Boxter model line, featuring the highest quality design, workmanship, and performance.

boxster spyder

Sports Performance

The Porsche Boxster Spyder offers an array of performance specs and features that make it an exceptional sport performance vehicle.   The newest design offers a tight suspension that gives drivers that classic sports car feel on a level most have never experienced before. The car has been lowered 20mm compared to previous models for an even more assertive stance on the road. Curing round corners the car hugs the road for superb handling and control. Under the hood, the Porshe Boxster Spyder features a 3.8 liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine capable of 375hp.

Drivers who want a track experience like no other will love the new Boxter Spyder.   The newest model is lighter than previous ones giving it more speed and efficiency. The car rockets from 0-60 in just 4.3 seconds and tops out at a speed of 180mph on the track.

Premium Design

In addition to muscle, the Porsche Boxster Spyder also delivers exquisite design elements that take a nod from earlier Porsche racing models. On sunny days, drivers can manually remove the lightweight top. The exterior features a streamline design reminiscent of 1960s models. The interior of the car includes standard Sport Seats Plus which features premium leather. Comfortable and supportive, drivers and passengers will appreciate the ergonomic and supportive design.

The Porsche Boxster Spyder values driving performace as the top priority and as a result, much care has been taken to reduce weight. In fact, options such as a radio and air conditioning do not come standard to keep the overall weight of the car down. Drivers will not miss either one thought when they have the top down and are listening to the roar of the engine and shocked comments from spectators as the car speeds effortlessly around the track! For those who have to have their favorite tunes, the radio and climate system can be ordered as additional equipment at no cost or may be upgraded to any of the premium Boxter audio systems available from Porsche including the Porsche Communication Management system with navigation.

Drivers can expect to see the Porsche Boxster Spyer arrive in showrooms as early as October 2015. Interested customers can also contact Porsche Santa Barbara to learn how to place a custom order.

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 Group is 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 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-2000
https://sbautogroup.com
http://www.santabarbara.porschedealer.com