Acura Precision Concept Exemplifies the Future of the Brand

2016-02-24T12:45:02+00:00February 24th, 2016|Acura|

Acura offers drivers a glimpse into the future of Acura design and technology with the unveiling of the Acura Precision Concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

Acura is looking to the future with excitement and anticipation. The brand is dedicated to implementing the latest innovations and design advancements in each of its newest models.   To sum up their commitment to advanced engineering, design, comfort, and technology, Acura has teamed up with a design firm to create a concept model that distinctively defines the future of the brand. The Acura Precision Concept was built by the Acura Design Studio in California to exemplify the ideal of Precision Crafted Performance and revealed at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Acura fans were intrigued and impressed by the concept model and look forward to seeing more of the unique features come to light in the newest 2017 Acura models.

Uniquely Sophisticated Design

Acura is dedicated to delivering increasingly advanced models to its drivers and the Acura Precision Concept embodies the future of the brand in every facet.   The model emphasizes high-contrast details, sleek body lines, and modern muscular structure to communicate a focus on performance and sophistication. The model features a low wide stance and 22” wheels and tires that speak to the performance and power it contains. Furthermore, it is accentuated by Jewel Constellation LED headlights and floating LED taillights. The exterior materials transition seamlessly across the body in an organic fashion that speaks of accuracy and agility.

Exceptional Interior Styling

The interior of the Acura Precision Concept is a testament to precision craftsmanship. Striking tones, elegant materials, and modern detailing create a luxurious cabin environment. Premium materials include sumptuous leather and exotic wood. The race-inspired sports steering wheel offers paddle shifters and Integrated Dynamics System controls. This way, driver and vehicle can be connected like never before. The Acura Human-Machine Interface enables a more intuitive information delivery system that keeps the driver better informed through a series of important navigation, audio, and vehicle performance settings.

Discover Your Ideal Acura Model

Overall, the Acura Precision Concept was developed to explore and present advancements in automotive design. It speaks to the dedication Acura has to implementing the highest quality design, performance, safety, and information features to deliver a driving experience like no other. Drivers can learn more about the innovative advancements that will be featured in the 2017 model line-up by contacting a sales representative at Acura Santa Barbara. Whether you are looking for the sporty capabilities of the latest Acura sedans or the functionality of the Acura MDX or RDX, there is something exciting for every kind of driver at Acura Santa Barbara.

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
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BMW Offers Innovative New Technologies for 2015

2015-12-03T13:16:36+00:00December 3rd, 2015|BMW|

Explore the latest safety, entertainment, and design innovations available from BMW with Santa Barbara Auto Group.

BMW is dedicated to incorporating the most advanced technologies in each new vehicle. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are always excited to share the latest BMW innovations with our customers. Currently, some of our favorite features affect design, safety, and connectivity factors and truly set each BMW apart from the crowd. Here is a list of our top picks for 2015:

Adaptive Lighting

BMW has made strides in headlight design to provide exceptional visibility on the road. BMW Adaptive LED headlights are special because they literally move with the driver to illuminate road signs, signals, and obstacles clearly. As the steering wheel is turned, the lights move with you and Selective Beam technology automatically controls the high beams to prevent other drivers from being blinded as they approach.

Heads-Up Display

BMW has designed an innovative full-color heads up display that provides every essential piece of information the driver needs while on the road. Data such as current speed, navigation directions, radio and artist information, and safety and collision warnings are projected on the windshield in the driver’s direct line of sight. This way, drivers are not distracted and can stay in touch with necessary information without letting their eyes leave the road.

Surround View

New BMW models now come with cameras built into the front, rear, and sides to provide 360 degrees of clear vision around the car. Park and maneuver with confidence thanks to interactive track lines that follow the position of the car to help drivers steer into difficult spaces.

Night Vision

Thanks to the advanced night vision technology available in BMW models, drivers can now drive more confidently in the dark. BMW Night Vision allows drivers to see up to 900 feet in the dark and can detect pedestrians and animals that may be hidden in the shadows nearby. The system is even designed to shine a spotlight on pedestrians that are detected to provide an added measure of safety.

BMW Connected Drive

BMW now offers an exciting array of apps available through the BMW Connected Drive system. Drivers can now access contacts, playlists, navigation, and entertainment information by connecting their phone to the car. Stay connected with friends, family, and the information you need even while on the road!

These features are just a small sample of the innovative features available on new BMW vehicles. To stay up to date with the latest advancements and newest models, visit us in person to schedule a test drive! Once you have had a chance to try them for yourself, feel free to share your favorite features on our Facebook page.

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 Z4 Roadster, 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

ALG Names Range Rover Sport Top Vehicle in Its Class

2015-07-28T09:33:41+00:00July 28th, 2015|Land Rover|

The 2015 Range Rover Sport continues to win accolades for its distinctive design, performance, and value after winning a top ranking in the ALG Residual Value Awards.

Land Rover has announced that the 2015 Range Rover Sport was recently awarded the “Best Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle” award from the ALG Residual Value Awards. This is a big deal for Land Rover fans because it confirms what we all know – the Range Rover Sport not only offers impressive performance and functionality, but it is a smart financial choice as well!

The Range Rover Sport is the best-selling model from Land Rover and this award marks the ninth time in ten years that the Range Rover Sport was honored by the ALG Awards. The Range Rover Sport is an industry leader in maintaining value and delivering the highest quality performance. The awards were determined through careful analysis of the residual value forecasts and data in each market segment. These values were based on many determining factors including historical vehicle performance, industry trends, vehicle quality, vehicle demand, and vehicle pricing.

ALG Land Rover AwardTop Performance at an Incredible Value

The Range Rover Sport is the most popular Land Rover for a reason. It pairs authentic off-road capabilities with uncompromising value. It is the fastest and most agile Land Rover vehicle to date and provides a dynamic off-road experience. Athletic and assertive on the outside and luxuriously crafted on the inside, the Range Rover Sport provides the best of both worlds. It also offers spacious seating for five and an optional third row seat for two smaller passengers when needed.

Sales for the Range Rover Sport have continued to steadily climb and projections for future sales remain strong. Drivers appreciate the performance capabilities which appeal to a wide range of drivers and lifestyles. Whether you are out with friends seeking the next adventure or taking the family to the beach for the weekend, the Range Rover Sport is a perfect fit.

Powerful Capabilities

The 2015 Range Rover Sport gets its power from a supercharged V6 engine. Featuring an eight speed automatic transmission it provides the speed and strength you need to tackle most kinds of terrain with confidence. For additional strength, the 2015 Range Rover Sport also comes with an available supercharged V8 engine.

The ALG award is just one of many earned by the Range Rover Sport in recent years. U.S. News ranked it as one of the “Best Cars for Families” and placed it in the top ten Luxury Midsize SUVs.   But you don’t have to rely on everyone else’s opinion! Stop by Land Rover Santa Barbara to learn more about this distinctive SUV and to take one for a test drive to experience the power, handling, and luxury comfort for yourself.

About Land Rover 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 Land Rover dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles. As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Furthermore, the fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.

Land Rover Santa Barbara
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-2000
https://sbautogroup.com
http://www.landroversantabarbara.net

 

Audi A6 Leads the Way for Safety and Luxury Performance

2015-06-18T11:31:06+00:00June 18th, 2015|Audi, luxury, Safety|

Audi is given top safety ratings for the Audi A6 thanks to innovative safety technology and design.

The Audi A6 has earned exceptional safety ratings for the 2015 model. In a time of increasing safety innovation within the automotive industry, leading safety administrations are raising their safety expectations, taking top safety standards to a higher level. Thanks to many of Audi’s safety technologies, the Audi A6 has remained at the head of the pack, earning top marks in the leading safety ranking programs.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2015 Audi A6 4 DR AWD with five star ratings in all three categories including Frontal Crash, Side Crash, and Rollover. As a result, the Audi A6 was awarded the highest safety rating possible from the NHTSA.

Additionally, the 2015 Audi A6 earned five-star ratings in every subcategory including:

  • Front, Driver’s
  • Front, Overall Front
  • Front, Passenger’s
  • Other, Overall Rollover Rating
  • Overall, Overall
  • Side, Barrier (Passenger and Driver)
  • Side, Pole
  • Side, Pole Barrier combined (REAR and FRONT)

The NHTSA is not the only administration to award the Audi A6 with the highest safety marks. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Audi A6 as a Top Safety Pick for 2015. To determine the ranking the IIHS tests the car based on two aspects of safety including how well a vehicle protects the occupants during a crash (crashworthiness) and technology that can prevent a crash or reduce the severity (crash avoidance and mitigation). The Audi A6 earned a ranking of good on each of the tests to earn the designation of a Top Safety Pick.

Audi is dedicated to providing outstanding safety features and driver assistance programs in each of the newest models and the Audi A6 exemplifies this commitment to safety excellence.   Earning a perfect 10 out of 10 on the U.S. News Auto Rankings Scorecard and named on the Car and Driver 10 Best List in recent years, the Audi A6 is a solid choice for luxury safety performance.

In addition to innovative Audi safety technology, the Audi A6 also features a supercharged V6 or optional turbodiesel V6 engine featuring strong power and optimized fuel efficiency. The Audi A6 handles in a controlled and responsive manner.   The interior of the cabin features refined craftsmanship using the highest quality materials designed specifically to deliver luxury and comfort. Leg room within the cabin is generous and the seats are comfortable and can be adjusted in a variety of ways to provide a custom fit for every passenger.   Audi entertainment technology and driving controls are top notch to provide the information and entertainment drivers need at the simple touch of a button.

Elegant, safe, powerful, and inviting, the Audi A6 is truly a remarkable leader in the luxury automotive industry and delivers a one-of-a-kind driving experience.

Audi A6

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
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-4215
https://sbautogroup.com

 

Acura RDX Recognized for Excellence within Luxury SUV Market

2015-05-26T11:03:32+00:00May 26th, 2015|Acura|

Acura continues to lead the way with the award-winning Acura RDX which has been recognized for exceptional design, ownership, safety, and performance.

Accolades for the 2015 Acura RDX continue to emerge for everything from safety performance to top market picks. The 2015 Acura RDX was recently named as the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money for the second straight year as sales numbers continue to climb.

Award-Winning Legacy and Design

It is no wonder the Acura RDX is such a beloved car. In addition to being named the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money, the model has also received the title of Best Buy Award in the Luxury SUV/Crossover category from KBB.com for the 2015 model year. But all of that is in the past now, and Acura is looking forward to even better things to come from the 2016 model year line.

The 2016 Acura RDX was just revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and promises to be even more desirable than ever before. For 2016, the model features a highly aggressive stance, paired with Jewel Eye LED headlights to bring both a sense of power and sophistication to the road. New wheel design and a sportier front end and a three-dimensional grille make this a one-of-a-kind compact luxury SUV.

2016 Acura RDX

Other important upgrades include a new more powerful 3.5 liter i-VTEC engine with VCM. This provides more power, control, and responsiveness on the road. In addition to the increased performance, the RDX also increases in highway fuel efficiency over the previous year.

Furthermore, the 2016 Acura RDX has already received top NCAP and IIHS safety ratings thanks to AcuraWatch sensory and response technologies. The vehicle is built to “read” signals from the road around it and to work with drivers to prevent emergencies and respond proactively to dangerous situations. For Acura, safety is a primary focus, and it is clear from the testing results that the brand has achieved and will continue to achieve the highest safety ratings. In fact, it isn’t just the RDX that is expected to achieve the highest safety ratings. Acura has announced they plan to earn IIHS Top Safety Picks for their entire Acura model line in coming years.

More details about the 2015 and 2016 Acura RDX are available from Santa Barbara Auto Group. California drivers can stay up to date with the latest news from Acura Santa Barbara or visit the dealership to experience this best-selling Luxury SUV for themselves.

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 2015 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
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-4266

https://sbautogroup.com

Acura MDX Continues to Top Charts as Best-Selling Luxury SUV

2015-05-14T09:42:47+00:00May 14th, 2015|Acura|

Acura continues to lead the way by brining innovative technology and design to loyal customers with the Acura MDX.

Over the past few years, the Acura MDX has climbed in sales to become one of the best-selling luxury SUVs in its segment. A popular choice for California drivers and others across the nation, the vehicle has sold so well that Acura has announced it will begin manufacturing the model in multiple locations as early as 2017.

Acura Takes Steps to Meet Rising Demand

Customer demand for the Acura MDX has grown so high that Honda has announced plans to add a second production location in North America for the vehicle. Until now, the Acura MDX was produced exclusively at the Lincoln, Alabaman factory. Going forward, the model will also be produced at a second location in Liberty, Ohio within two years. This will enable Acura to better meet the demand for the popular three-row luxury SUV. Drivers seemingly cannot get enough of this unique luxury SUV offering thanks to controlled handling, sophisticated and assertive design, and a cabin that offers room for friends and an atmosphere of luxury comfort.

In addition to increasing customer demand, the Acura MDX has also received strong reviews throughout the past few years. Recently, the 2015 Acura MDX was recently recognized as the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money. This is the third consecutive year that the model has received this award.   The award is given based on a combination of quality and value data. The Best Car for the Money is divided into 21 vehicle categories and the car with the highest composite value and quality score is named the Best Car for the Money. Quality is measured by each car’s overall U.S. News car ranking. Value is measured by the five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for by customers.

Acura MDX 2016

What Sets the MDX Apart?

The Acura MDX outshines the competition thanks to precise design and performance enhancements. The 2015 MDX is available in two models including:

  • Acura MDX Front Wheel Drive
  • Acura MDX Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

Inside the cabin, refined leather surrounds the driver and passengers in luxury and comfort. Controls are placed in the most accessible location and provide intuitive access to navigation, climate, and entertainment controls.   Innovative safety technology is available through the AcuraWatch and AcuraWatch Plus system and includes Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The Acura MDX is powered by the i-VTEC® V-6 engine capable of 290hp and 267lb-ft of torque for ultimate control. Best of all, the Variable Cylinder Management system enables the car to run on only three cylinders when conditions are right to preserve fuel and increase efficiency.

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 2015 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
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-4266

https://sbautogroup.com