The Jaguar XE Delivers Sport, Luxury, and Efficiency

2017-03-16T11:12:14+00:00March 16th, 2017|Jaguar, New Vehicles|

The Jaguar XE proves to customers that being the least expensive Sedan the brand offers does not mean quality needs to be compromised.

Jaguar as a brand has never been well known for offering low-priced vehicles. They provide some of the highest quality products in the market and their prices have always been consistent with their product. However, the low price of the new Jaguar XE is almost making the brand seem charitable. This car was made for drivers who want the luxury and style of the Jaguar experience, but are looking to pay a reasonable price. The Jaguar XE is anything but average. It ranks at the top of the list in the sport sedan category, offering the thrill of a sports car with the practicality of a sedan.

Choose Between XE Diesel or XE S

For the time being, the Jaguar XE will be available in two options, (with another arriving shortly after): the 180-hp diesel or the driver’s choice, supercharged, 340-hp V-6 XE S. Either route you choose, you will be thoroughly satisfied, however, it is more likely that the XE S will be the crowd favorite.

The XE S manages to keep its body to a light-weight 3,787 pounds by strategically placing steel parts for optimal weight distribution. The Eaton supercharged engine pushes 11.6 psi of air into the cylinders to squeeze 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque from only 3.0 liters of displacement. As a result, this machine provides instant thrust that progressively and seamlessly builds, without ever reducing the vehicle’s aptitude for aggressive acceleration while cruising. The XE S is not opposed to having the petal to the metal taking the car from zero-to-sixty in just 4.5 seconds.

In addition to the vehicle’s playful side, it offers great stability as a daily commuter on public roads. The Jaguar XE has the advantage of driving with the smooth sense of a Cadillac, but offers a much more stylish appearance. The XE has established the perfect medium between the soft body roll of the Cadillac and the stiffness of the average sports car. It is a delightfully controlled ride with quick responses and an impressive fuel efficiency at a combined 26 mpg.

The Jaguar XE may not be priced like every other Jaguar, but it’s clearly from the same family. To learn more about the XE and other Jaguar models, visit Jaguar Santa Barbara and speak with one of our brand-trained sales representative.

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 XE or Jaguar F-TYPE, 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
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Smart Cars Continue to Excel in Safety and Efficiency

2017-03-03T10:15:37+00:00March 3rd, 2017|New Vehicles, Safety, smart|

Smart Cars have built a reputation around their superiority in safety and efficiency, and the brand continues on the path of innovation.

As a brand, Smart was designed to introduce a new kind of vehicle to the automotive industry. The brand creates vehicles that are small, fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible, and safe—essentially the perfect vehicle for in-city drivers. Smart cars have been championing optimized fuel efficiency and alternative fuel options for years without forcing drivers to sacrifice safety or sport. With top performance ratings, an enjoyable driving experience, and top safety ratings, Smart car drivers enjoy the best of all worlds.

Recognized for Setting High Safety Standard

The Smart brand employs the brilliant ingenuity of Mercedes-Benz engineers to pave the path for innovation in safety features. Small, efficient, and convenient, Smart cars are the ultimate urban driver. However, due to their small size many drivers have doubts about the safety of these vehicles. With much larger vehicles on the road it seems that it would only make sense that Smart cars should be deemed unsafe in the event of a crash. But, in reality, this is simply not true. In fact, Smart cars are some of the safest vehicles you can find on the road. For example, the 2016 Smart ForTwo was rewarded with the highest possible safety rating—five stars—by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) due to the car’s steel racecar-style frame and liberal use of high-tech front and side airbags.

Though they are roughly half the size of a traditional vehicle, Smart cars are filled with unique safety features like the Tridion steel safety shell. Similar to a racecar roll cage, the Tridion steel safety shell encloses the interior of the car in a high-strength steel cage that creates a protective shell around the occupants keeping them safe in the event of a crash. Every Smart car is also equipped with Smart’s Electric Stability Program (ESP) that has the ability to detect conditions and situations that might cause the driver to lose control, and assists by adjusting the engine and brakes to enhance handling.

Size and Fuel-Efficiency

Some of the most attractive features of Smart cars are their size and fuel-efficiency. Smaller cars are very convenient for urban drivers, and measuring at just over eight feet long and less than five feet wide, there are few cars, if any, smaller than the 2016 Smart ForTwo. In addition, the Smart ForTwo boasts an impressive 32 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Our team at smart center Santa Barbara invites drivers to stop by and experience the performance and safety features for themselves.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Smart Center Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4265
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
URL:

The Audi A4 Ultra Delivers Top Performance and Efficiency in Its Class

2016-10-24T12:32:31+00:00October 24th, 2016|Audi, New Vehicles|

Audi offers drivers more competitive efficiency and performance capabilities with the updated 2017 Audi A4.

Santa Barbara, CA – California drivers can enjoy exceptional efficiency with the newest Audi A4 Ultra. The 2017 model features a TFSI® engine that is capable of up to 31mpg combined EPA fuel economy and an incredible 37mpg on the highway. These ratings place the Audi A4 in the lead within its class for highest fuel efficiency.   Best of all, the model provides customers with a chance to enjoy a luxury vehicle without sacrificing performance or efficiency.

“The Audi A4 Ultra is an ideal entry level premium vehicle that gives drivers an exceptional driving experience,” shares Audi Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. “We encourage drivers to visit us for a test drive so they can see what they excitement is all about.”

The power and efficiency is a result of the innovative 2.0T engine paired with a seven speed S tronic® dual clutch transmission. The vehicle is capable of 190hp and 236lb-ft of torque. It can race from 0-60 miles per hour in just 7.1 seconds. The Audi A4 Ultra ensures drivers have the power and acceleration they crave while minimizing emissions and fuel consumption.

Drivers are encouraged to learn more about the innovative technology behind the exceptional fuel economy of the Audi A4 by visiting Audi Santa Barbara and scheduling a test drive.

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

Enjoy Power and Performance with BMW iPerformance Electric Drive Technology

2016-10-10T12:05:40+00:00October 10th, 2016|BMW, Hybrid Vehicles|

BMW intelligent electric drive vehicles offer drivers the convenience of electric drive efficiency paired with the reliability and power of gasoline engine combinations.

BMW is proud to be pioneering the future of electric vehicles. Beginning with the innovative technology of the BMW i8, electric hybrid models are continuing to advance the future of efficiency. For example, the BMW i8 sports car hybrid drivetrain system won the International Engine of the Year Award in 2015 and has been breaking boundaries ever since.

Electric Drive Offers Maximum Efficiency

What sets the BMW iPerformance drivetrain apart from other BMW motors is the electric eDrive motor. This innovative engine motor is powered by a high-voltage lithium-ion battery that makes it possible to drive with greater efficiency without sacrificing power and performance. For example, features such as eBoost provide instant acceleration when you push the throttle, giving drivers the responsive performance they expect from a BMW luxury vehicle.

Intelligent Pairing of Gas and Electric Power

Furthermore, each BMW iPerformance vehicle is also powered by a 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine. The pairing of the gasoline and electric motor is important because the gasoline motor provides the ability to still traverse long distances, while the electric motor improves efficiency during the drive. This combination provides an intelligent mix of power and performance – giving drivers the best of both worlds. For example:

  • The BMW 330e offers 14mi per charge and 373 miles total range
  • The BMW X5 xDrive40e is capable of 14 miles per charge and 540 miles total range

So no matter whether you are heading around town for errands or traveling cross country for adventure, the BMW iPerformance vehicles allow you to optimize your performance and efficiency in any situation.

Cash Incentives Available Now

Drivers who are interested in learning more about any of the innovative BMW iPerformance vehicles can visit BMW Santa Barbara online or stop by the dealership for a test drive. Additionally, there are current incentives and special offers available for the electric drive and hybrid models including:

  • Up to $4,000 federal and state combined cash incentives for the BMW 330e
  • Up to $4,668 federal and state combined cash incentives for the BMW X5 xDrive40e

To learn more about these incentives or to better understand the electric drive technology from BMW, drivers are encouraged to visit BMW Santa Barbara.

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

Land Rover Continues to Increase Efficiency with 2017 Diesel Models

2016-08-05T11:52:17+00:00August 5th, 2016|Land Rover|

Land Rover commits to reducing emissions without compromising performance thanks to the latest line-up of diesel engine options for 2017.

There are many different alternative fuel options available that help drivers reduce their carbon footprint while still offering the power and capability drivers crave.   Land Rover has recently integrated these options in the 2017 model line-up which includes diesel options with both the 2017 Range Rover Sport and the 2017 Range Rover. Diesel fuel has been around for a long time, but continues to evolve to be even cleaner and more efficient year after year. It is one of the most efficient fuels in existence and is much less processed than gasoline. Gallon per gallon, it delivers more energy and goes further than most other fuels including gasoline.

Save on Fuel and Emissions with Td6 Technology

The improved fuel efficiency of the Td6 engine is a great choice for drivers and commuters.   This equates to significant savings at the pump for drivers who log a lot of miles during their daily commute or cross-country travels. This is because thanks to the efficiency of new compression-ignition diesel engines, diesel fuel delivers much better mileage than gasoline. This means fewer fill-ups for drivers and generally lower fuel costs overall. Best of all, it also translates into fewer emissions of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons compared to gasoline vehicles.

With the Td6 diesel engine, drivers can now enjoy improved efficiency performance in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. For example, the Range Rover diesel earns 29% more city mpg than its gasoline counterpart and 26% higher highway mpg. Additionally, it also features greater torque than the V6 gasoline engine (up to 440lb-ft torque with the Td6 and 332lb-ft torque with the traditional V6 gasoline engine).

Never Compromise on Power and Capability

In addition to towing capacity and off-road capabilities, the diesel-powered TD6 engine also provides powerful acceleration compered to gasoline models with higher horsepower. The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Td6 dash from 0-60mph in 7.4 and 7.1 seconds respectively. Both models have been tested extensively to ensure they meet or exceed the strict standards set by Land Rover for U.S. buyers. For example, Land Rover organized driving tests last year in a variety of large U.S. cities to see if drivers could tell the difference between the diesel engine performance and the gasoline engine performance during a thirty minute test-drive. Land Rover reports that the diesel engine model drives so smoothly that the majority of participants could not tell the difference.

Drivers who are interested in learning more about the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport diesel should contact a friendly sales representative at Land Rover Santa Barbara to schedule a test drive. We encourage Santa Barbara drivers to visit our showroom and see for themselves if they can tell the difference between the gas and diesel-powered models and experience the control of the Td6 in person.

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

401 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4264
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Smart Cars Deliver Uncompromising Safety

2016-07-14T10:28:23+00:00July 14th, 2016|Safety, smart|

Safety technology in the smart car continues to evolve as it remains a leader in efficiency and safety on the road.

Smart cars have been championing optimized fuel efficiency and alternative fuel options for years. Smart drivers appreciate both factors and know that they don’t have to sacrifice safety or sport when selecting a more fuel efficient vehicle. Smart drivers have the benefit of knowing they can enjoy the best of everything including top performance ratings and a fun driving experience, in addition to top safety ratings.

Exemplary Safety Standards

Smart cars are engineered by the innovative team at Mercedes-Benz to pioneer safety features in new and better ways. Small, efficient, and convenient, smart cars offer unique benefits paired with reliable safety engineering. Smart cars are an ideal vehicle for urban driving thanks to their easy maneuverability and small size. Though they are tiny, smart cars are filled with safety features such as the patented tridoion safety cell. Similar to a racecar roll cage, the safety cell is made with high-strength steel tridion and creates protective shell around the occupants. When in a collision, the safety cell evenly distributes crash energy to minimize damage and danger. Additionally, a total of eight full-size airbags are equipped throughout the inside of the cabin to further protect the occupants in the event of a crash.

Another unique safety technology built into every smart car is the smart Electronic Stability Program (smart ESP). This program is built to recognize situations that may cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and instead adjusts the engine and brakes to optimize handling, keeping the driver in control and out of harm’s way.   Should drivers find the need to brake suddenly, the smart Anti-Lock Braking System (smart ABS) prevents wheels from locking while braking, keeping drivers safely in control.

Additional Crash Safety Features

In addition to these features, smart cars also offer multiple crash management features that provide maximum protection in the event of a collision. For example, seat belt tensioners, belt force limiters, and a collapsible steering column prepare the cabin and passengers while crash management system reduces risk and alerts others by shutting off the engine, unlocking the doors, and turning on the hazard lights.

Our team at smart center Santa Barbara invites drivers to stop by and experience the performance and safety standards for themselves on a test drive. Additionally, now is the time to take advantage of summer savings and purchase incentives available for a limited time only.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Smart Center Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4265
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Audi Accelerates Towards Greater Efficiency with Hydrogen Power

2016-03-25T12:38:07+00:00March 25th, 2016|Audi, Concept Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles|

Audi introduced the newest hydrogen powered concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show where it won an award for ingenious design.

Audi has always strived to be on the forefront of design and engineering within the luxury automotive marketplace. As a brand, Audi is committed to implementing the highest standards for safety, design, and performance. From the Audi A3 all the way up to the Audi A8 or sport R8, the engineering team puts great effort into creating models that speak to drivers’ unique lifestyles while delivering optimal performance and efficiency.

The Audi h-tron quattro

Recently, Audi was able to share some of their latest innovative designs at the 2016 North American Auto Show, held in Detroit, Michigan. One of the most intriguing models they presented at the show was the Audi h-tron quattro concept. This remarkable vehicle showcases Audi’s plans to combine hydrogen power with Audi quattro technology to provide a new advanced pathway into efficient and capable transportation. Participants responded well to the concept design and the Audi h-tron quattro was also honored with the Eyes On Design Award for its progressive exterior design.

Auto show participants flocked to the Audi showcase area to get a personal taste of the newest innovations in the brands line. One of the popular favorites was the Audi h-tron quattro which also took the award for the “Best Concept Truck” at the auto show. The five-door h-tron quattro was developed to sit between the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 to deliver masterful efficiency and maximum functionality. It was chosen by a panel of judges comprised of design chiefs and leaders from throughout the global automotive market and top design schools in the nation. The judges were impressed by its sleek design elements including a low roof line and coupe-like aura. It sits at just five feet one inch and seems to hug the road in a powerful way. The Audi h-tron quattro concept was chosen from a pool of candidates from both production and concept vehicles that made their debut at the North American International Auto Show.

Exceptional Design Fuels Innovative Performance

In addition to eye-catching style, the Audi h-tron quattro also delivers powerful performance thanks to a 110 kW fuel cell combined with a compact lithium-ion battery.   The battery acts as a turbocharger to provide extra power as needed during moments of intense acceleration. The vehicle features a drag coefficient of just 0.27 giving it less resistance and greater efficiency. Thanks to this technology, the model is estimated to have a range of up to 373 miles.

While the Audi h-tron quattro is still just a concept vehicle, drivers can still enjoy leading efficiency and performance technology within the array of 2016 Audi models. From clean diesel to hybrid and electric power options, there is a myriad of choices to select from for those seeking the highest performance levels coupled with advanced efficiency.

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

Jaguar Refuses to Compromise Power or Efficiency with the 2017 Jaguar XF

2016-02-15T14:09:11+00:00February 15th, 2016|Jaguar|

Jaguar steps up their game once again by offering a slew of innovative updates with the 2017 Jaguar XF, arriving in showrooms early this spring.

This winter, drivers can look forward to the new and improved efficiency and performance of the Jaguar XF. The 2017 Jaguar XF will provide drivers with even greater control and performance than previous models and incorporates the latest driver assistance and safety technology. The update aptly shows Jaguar’s continued commitment to ongoing improvement. Rather than gliding along on previously earned accolades, Jaguar engineers press forward to create and implement the latest automotive advancements in order to keep the brand at the forefront of premium automotive design.

At Jaguar Santa Barbara, we have outlined some of the latest updates revealed about the 2017 Jaguar XF so our customers can see for themselves what an incredible vehicle the new XF promises to be.

  • Improved Handling: Drivers can be confident in the performance of the XF on or off the road and in inclement weather conditions. The 2017 Jaguar XF will incorporate all-wheel drive for improved all-weather performance. Additionally, the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics technology will maximize traction and performance without compromising rear-wheel agility. Adaptive Surface Response mode for Jaguar Drive Control also delivers greater control even in severe weather conditions.
  • Innovative Efficiency: Jaguar fans will appreciate the improved efficiency of the 2017 Jaguar XF thanks to the available 180PS 4-cylinder Ingenium clean diesel engine. This engine delivers the ideal balance of power and efficiency and is part of Jaguar’s commitment to implementing clean energy solutions within its line. It is the lightest AWD diesel model in its class thanks to the advanced aluminum architecture and offers individualized settings for suspension, steering, throttle, and transmission to fine-tune the driver’s need for performance, efficiency, and handling.
  • Outstanding Functionality: The 2017 Jaguar XF will offer segment-leading rear-seating space and luggage storage. This makes it easier for drivers to head out for an adventure without worrying about space for their friends or gear.
  • Overall Ownership Value: All Ingenium diesels come with 21,000 mile/24 month service intervals giving drivers more time on the road and less time in the shop. Total cost of ownership offers best-in-class residual values and lowest overall service costs.   Drivers can keep their Jaguar in top condition by taking advantage of available warranty benefits for ongoing service and maintenance at any of the nation’s authorized Jaguar dealerships.

Drivers who are interested in learning more about the 2017 Jaguar XF should contact a sales representative at Jaguar Santa Barbara. The model is expected to garner lots of attention and offers a myriad of customizable design elements and available engine and performance options. Drivers are encouraged to contact Jaguar Santa Barbara early in the year to take advantage of the best inventory selection.

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 XE or Jaguar F-TYPE, 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

Acura NSX Recognized for Innovative Efficiency and Performance Advancements

2016-02-05T10:48:55+00:00February 5th, 2016|Acura|

The Acura NSX was designated as a “Best of What’s New” pick from Popular Science magazine for its advanced performance and efficiency engineering.

Santa Barbara, CA – Acura earned a new accolade last month from Popular Science magazine. The publication named the Acura NSX supercar as the 2015 “Best of What’s New” for its innovative approach to electric technology. Chosen from thousands of participants, it was recognized for delivering an elevated level of efficiency without compromising speed, handling, or power.

With the NSX, Acura is exploring the most advanced technology to combine supercar performance with efficient electric technology. The key to its innovative design is the three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain. This engine is the first of its kind and marries electric power with classic supercar performance. Acceleration, braking, and handling, and efficiency are all optimized thanks to the revolutionary new design.

“We are excited to share the news of this award with our customers. The NSX performance is truly a one-of-a-kind achievement in the luxury performance automotive market,” shares Acura General Sales Manager, Scott Westbrook.

The magazine only awarded 100 winners from thousands of nominees. Each winner represents a significant contribution or advancement in their field. For Acura, the award marks a great achievement in maintaining a leading edge in efficient automotive design.   Drivers can read all about the award and the Acura NSX in this month’s Popular Science issue, available now online or at newsstands across the nation. Santa Barbara customers can experience the car for themselves by speaking with a sales representative 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 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 Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

Drivers Enjoy the Latest Updates with the smart proxy

2015-12-04T12:26:22+00:00December 4th, 2015|smart|

Smart drivers can enjoy the latest technology, efficiency, styling, and more with the new smart proxy, available now at smart center Santa Barbara.

Smart drivers have more models than ever before to choose from to find the perfect one that fits their lifestyle. The smart pure, smart passion, smart prime, smart electric, and smart proxy each embody the spirit of smart: efficiency, agility, convenience, and fun. The newest addition to the line-up, the smart proxy, takes the brand one step further offering an even more progressive and sporty appearance. The smart proxy features an array of new highlights inside and out that set the model apart from the rest and give drivers more fun, dazzle, and functionality.

Your Favorite Features Come Standard

The smart proxy offers drivers a more athletic stance, exclusive interior and exterior features, and more power and agility than before.   There are many new features that come standard with the smart proxy including:

  • Sport Package with 3-spoke steering wheel and shift paddles
  • Alloy pedals with rubber studs
  • Chrome tip exhaust
  • Lowered suspension

Additional features that are available on the smart proxy include Tridion grille and mirror caps, a lighting package, fog lights, rain and light sensors, ambient lighting, heated seats, adjustable driver seat, panoramic roof, and 16” twin 5-spoke light-alloy wheels with a high-sheen finish.

But when it comes to features and highlights, the smart car is all about efficiency. The smart proxy continues this heritage and is driven by a 3-cylinder, 89hp turbocharged engine capable of 100lb-ft of torque. Designed to fit into the smallest spaces, the smart fortwo is also capable of big power and distance.

Safety You Can Rely On

Best of all, the smart proxy is made with a patented Tridion Safety Cell that uses reinforced high-strength steel to protect the driver and passengers. The smart models offer incredible safety and are engineered by the best industry engineers at Mercedes-Benz. These features include steel doors with spot-welded reinforcements to protect against side-impact. Furthermore, the widened base provides additional stability, space, and comfort.

Find or Create Yours Today

Drivers can learn more about each smart car model by visiting Santa Barbara Auto Group online or in person. Each one offers something unique and every car can be customized to reflect the owner’s own personality and style. Choose from a wide array of custom body colors and interior design combinations to create the one that is all your own.

The best way to experience the new smart car models is to drive one in person. Sign up online for a test drive or simply stop in at Santa Barbara Auto Group to learn about the latest technology, entertainment, and safety assist programs also available in the proxy and other smart fortwo models.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Smart Center Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4265
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net