Smart Cars Deliver Uncompromising Safety

2016-07-14T10:28:23-07:00July 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

Land Rover Goes Green with Clean Diesel Engines

2015-04-22T17:50:51-07:00April 22nd, 2015|Land Rover|

Land Rover debuts a larger, more efficient clean diesel engine line-up for 2015 to give drivers access to the latest in fuel efficiency and alternative energy technology.

If we have learned anything from the incredible tide of technology innovations of the last century, it is that there is always a new and better way to accomplish something. As we have moved from one kind of technology to the next, consumers are constantly able to increase efficiency and capability in many applications. This concept strongly applies within the automotive industry and is the fueling drive behind consistent performance updates from leading automotive manufacturers like Land Rover.

Land Rover Moves Forward with Clean Diesel

At the 2015 North American Auto Show, Land Rover revealed the latest in clean diesel offerings. Clean diesel is the perfect example of understanding that there is more than one way to power a car to achieve optimal fuel efficiency. In fact, Land Rover intends to offer the most robust selection of clean diesel engines ever in the U.S.

According to an announcement made by Land Rover at the 2015 North American Auto Show, the brand intends to roll out fuel-efficient diesel powered vehicles across the Land Rover line. Their assertive goal is to provide a clean diesel option for nearly every model within the next three years. The company plans to begin offering clean diesel engines in the Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport Td6 Diesel as early as this fall. Following this initial roll-out, almost every vehicle in the Land Rover collection with offer a clean diesel option capable of nearly a 20 to 30 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared with standard petrol engines.

A Welcome Initiative

Drivers reacted to the news with excitement and anticipation. Since recent concerns about rising fuel costs and availability have encouraged drivers to seek alternative power solutions, clean diesel offerings have become more popular within the U.S. automotive industry. The announcement from Land Rover shows the company’s commitment to providing drivers with efficient options without compromising the power or performance expected from the premium brand.

The initial diesel models will be available in the U.S. as early as fall 2015 and will feature engines capable of 25mpg. This is a 32 percent improvement on the comparable V6 gasoline supercharged engine in previous Range Rover models. In addition to efficiency, the clean diesel engine also delivers impressive performance stats including 254 horsepower and 440lb-ft of torque.

Drivers can watch for updates and news regarding the new clean diesel models from Land Rover with Santa Barbara Auto Group.

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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