First Supercar Built in United States, the 2017 Acura NSX offers Power, Performance and Style

2017-11-27T10:56:59+00:00August 8th, 2017|Acura, Hybrid Vehicles, New Vehicles|

Determined to bring supercar to the streets, Acura creates the opportunity with its 2017 Acura NSX electric vehicle.

Developed by a small group of engineers in Ohio, 2017 Acura NSX is the first supercar built in the United States at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. This original delivers unique power and style built for daily commutes and the curves of Santa Barbara highways. The 2017 Acura NSX brings excitement to the streets as this four-wheel-drive hybrid-electric car accelerates from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds. The efficient 2017 NSX engine offers rapid torque vectoring, continuous thrust assist, a 3.5-liter dry-sump system, with a solid 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Its roar is low, but rugged, coming from the sharp four exhaust pipe design underneath its exterior. Stop in at Acura Santa Barbara today and take a test drive of the 2017 Acura NSX.

Acura engineer boasts about the excellence in the NSX design

The 2017 Acura NSX has a rare style in its 75-degree V-angle and automatic rev punch that offers exceptional racing appeal. Michelle Christensen, Acura designer, boasts about the excellence poured into the NSX design, “…We worked closely with the guys in the wind tunnel in Ohio to make sure that every surface was tuned for aero, but also that it was in line with the styling concept: ‘interwoven dynamic.’” Check out this American built original at Acura Santa Barbara, where customer satisfaction is our main objective.

Latest technology in the drive that delivers a boost in the 2017 Acura NSX

While driving, this clever NSX model has sensors that monitor data through its computers and work together with its internal hardware. From the front motors to the rear tires, this full-bodied ride is masculine with upshifts that are smooth upon acceleration. Under the hood of the exotic 2017 NSX is a trio of electric motors—two on the front axle and one between the twin-turbo V-6 and the nine-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The front motors influence this NSX model through gear changes along with the rear motor that drives the V-6 engine to build to its peak psi level to 15.2. This smooth operation inside the 2017 NSX is one of many reasons Acura Santa Barbara is proud to be a factory authorized Acura dealer.

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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  • Santa Barbara Mercedes-Benz Exterior

Mercedes-Benz Presents an Impressive Lineup in the Future of Mobility

2017-04-24T10:28:13+00:00April 24th, 2017|Hybrid Vehicles, Mercedes Benz|

Launch may be sooner than anticipated

With a commitment to launch 10 new electric vehicle models within the next decade, Mercedes-Benz wants to lead in the movement of futuristic vehicles for its eager patrons. Leaving industry competitors in the dust, Mercedes plans to harness that commitment with reality. Mercedes Santa Barbara is excited to be a part of the journey. The launch year of the electric autos may come quicker as Daimler Chairman Manfred Bischoff explained in a company shareholder meeting that they pose 2022 as the year Mercedes brings vehicles to market. This is about three years earlier than expected.

Mercedes Santa Barbara leaps forward with the automaker that plans to spend $10 billion toward the effort to bring the future in electric vehicles to the industry, as reported by Elizabeth Behrmann, in a March 29, 2017, Bloomberg online article.

Reasons behind innovative efforts, to be a cut above the rest

Daimler-owned Mercedes understands the fallout of the diesel engine associated with Volkswagen Scandal in 2015 (Volkswagen installed diesel software in nearly 11 million vehicles to cheat nitrogen-oxide emissions tests). With the fallout raises new awareness of the necessity in honest transitions toward cleaner environments. The future in automobile design depends on it. Along with a superior driving experience in electronic vehicles for the driver and/or passenger, the conversion to electric vehicles creates segue toward the long-term goals for autonomous vehicles and fleet services for Mercedes-Benz brands.

Initiatives to watch in mobility services and Mercedes-Benz

Fundamental changes directing the outlook of the new norm in auto travel brings life to the status of mobility service initiatives. Compared to Uber, Lyft, etc.; next in line to boost the electronic wave for the Mercedes-Benz are the existing Daimler-owned services such as Car2Go, Moovel and MyTaxi. These originals in fleet services are sure to enhance the initiative.

Mercedes Santa Barbara recognizes need to service individuals and fleets

The key of the future of auto industry transformation is mandatory awareness of automotive service providers to step up to the task of knowing and validating customer needs. Mercedes Santa Barbara recognizes and stands atop the elevation of change with the ongoing pursuit of excellence in service and the best reputation for customer satisfaction. Whether it is a company’s fleet of Smart cars or an individual hybrid driver, each customer is its highest priority. Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara is passionate in the pursuit of best performance in futuristic design and is proud to honor the commitment to be the best year after year.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group Mercedes-Benz

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave. The Mercedes-Benz 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. The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz 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 Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4281
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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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
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Jaguar Unveils Plans for the Brand’s First-Ever Electric Luxury Vehicle

2017-01-30T12:36:35+00:00January 30th, 2017|Concept Vehicles, Jaguar|

The I-PACE Concept SUV represents a defining moment in Jaguar history as the brand enters into the accelerating world of electric vehicles.

As the auto industry continues to shift toward more sustainable practices, most automotive brands have been experimenting with hybrid and/or fully electric vehicles. Brands such as Ford, Chevy, Kia, and BMW have all succeeded in creating fully electric vehicles (EV’s). In fact, EVObsession, a blog for EV enthusiasts, has named each of them in the top ten best electric cars. However, after hearing Jaguar’s plans for their new I-PACE concept car it’s fair to say that the competition will have to step their game up by 2018, when the I-PACE is set to be released.

Turning a New Leaf for Electric Vehicles

With the latest advances in EV’s, engineers at Jaguar have taken advantage of the packaging opportunities offered by electrification and have completely rethought the overall proportions of their average luxury vehicle. The I-PACE takes its advanced cab-forward design from Jaguar’s C-X75 supercar and combines it with the smooth silhouette of a coupe in a five-seat SUV. Jaguar’s Director of Design explained in a recent interview how proportional opportunities have not yet been addressed by current EV’s.

“The opportunities offered by an electric powertrain are huge. Electric vehicles offer designers much greater freedom, and it is an opportunity we must grasp. This is why the I-PACE Concept is developed on a new architecture which has been designed to optimize electric vehicle performance, aerodynamics and interior space.”

  • Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design

The future-focused interior design of the I-PACE is on par with Jaguar’s established tenacity for paving new paths by effectively combining technology and convenience with ergonomics. The I-PACE cockpit will be driver-focused with advanced intuitive interface designs and low-sitting slim-line position seats delivering that sense of connecting driver to vehicle and vehicle to road.

The I-PACE is equipped with two electric motors positioned on the front and rear axles that create a combined 400hp and 516-ft lb of instant torque. Powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery, a single charge can take the I-Pace an astounding 220 miles. With the network of public and private charging ports growing exponentially, there is no need to worry about getting stranded.

So, until 2018, keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for more information about Jaguar’s first-ever electric vehicle. And, in the meantime, visit Jaguar Santa Barbara to learn about Jaguar’s wide selection of luxury vehicles currently available.

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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  • Santa Barbara Audi Exterior

Audi Expects Electric Vehicle Sales to Reach One Quarter of Total Volume in 10 Years

2016-03-04T07:26:56+00:00March 4th, 2016|Audi|

Audi has announced a progressing plan to raise their sales of electric vehicles to 25% of their total vehicle sales within the next decade.

In recent years, Audi has made significant strides in embracing electric technology as it engineers new hybrid and electric vehicles.   The automotive market in general has been experimenting with alternative fuel options for the last twenty years and electric vehicles have proven to be an efficient answer to reducing carbon emissions without sacrificing power and design. As a premium automotive company, Audi is dedicated to championing electric power and is reaching out to a new generation of drivers with these innovative vehicles.   In fact, Audi has recently announced that they expect nearly a quarter of their sales to come from electric cars and SUVs within ten years. This represents a significant increase in penetration for electric technology, but Audi has a solid plan to drive the growth.

Electric Vehicle Sales Expected to Rise

As part of this plan, Audi will be introducing its first all-electric vehicle early in 2018. In the meantime, electric-powered and hybrid models are now available from Audi including the Audi A3 E-Tron and the Audi Q5 and Q7 hybrid which offer an unprecedented combination of performance and efficiency. Both hybrid models offer drivers the latest electric technology without sacrificing performance or luxury design. The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid is slated to arrive in showrooms later this year.

As new models are released each year and Audi works towards achieving 25% of its sales in electric vehicles, the company recognizes the need for a reliable charging network that spans the nation. Consequently, Audi has plans to support a nationwide 150-kilowatt fast-charging network.   This network is expected to provide an 80 percent charge in just thirty minutes – giving drivers a wider range of travel. Audi has announced that they plan to have the network in place by the 2018 launch of the fully electric Audi A3 and Audi electric SUV. In addition to creating a countrywide charging network, Audi also plans to release a wide array of home and portable charging options.

Drivers can learn more about available hybrid vehicles and current electric technology from Audi by contacting Audi Santa Barbara. Customers are encouraged to speak with an experienced Audi sales representative to schedule a test drive or register for ongoing updates from 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