Land Rover Celebrates 30 Years of Satisfied Drivers in North America

2017-05-10T12:11:15+00:00May 10th, 2017|Land Rover|

Land Rover has established itself as a staple of the luxury SUV class by offering a state-of-the-art vehicle with an original style and vigor.

There is something about driving a Land Rover that tells other drivers this person has a unique robustness for life. The brand builds vehicles that confront and adapt to difficult terrain, establishing them as the desired vehicle for adventurous people. In fact, the Land Rover brand has kind of become the vehicular embodiment of adventure. From the Range Rover Sport to the new Discovery, Land Rover vehicles offer exceptional handling, unmatched luxury and comfort, and a signature style that always holds true to the brand. Land Rover Santa Barbara is proud to celebrate the brand’s 30th year in North America, and looks forward to decades more of the unique flavor of innovation and improvement that Land Rover brings to the SUV class.

Land Rover: A Brief History

Land Rover’s journey to North America actually began in 1985 when a team of executives from Land Rover Leyland Ltd. met to decide whether the luxurious and daringly capable Range Rover would be a good fit for North American drivers. At the time, Land Rover was on the verge of releasing a new four-door version of the Range Rover, an exciting addition to the lineup. With a strong suspicion that drivers in areas like the Pacific Northwest and the Appalachian Mountains would gravitate to the vehicle’s combination of luxury and competence, Land Rover began to assemble a retailer network.

The next step was then to place an ad in Automotive News and wait for retailers to bite. Shockingly, 1,000 applicants showed their interest in the opportunity to be one of the first North American Range Rover dealers. Unfortunately, only 36 openings were available. Nevertheless, the 1987 Range Rover sold 2,586 units in its first year in the North American market. At the time, this was an impressive number. However, when you consider the 73,861 vehicles sold by Land Rover this past year, the number seems a little less significant, but we must take into consideration that the number of retailers has grown to 168.

Since its maiden voyage in 1987, Land Rover has continued to grow as a popular brand in North America. At Land Rover Santa Barbara, we are constantly impressed by the new innovations and modification made to these vehicles. Land Rover makes it clear that they have a targeted audience: those who enjoy adventure and those who enjoy luxury, but especially those who enjoy both.

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

2016 Porsche Macan Wins NY Daily News Auto Award

2016-04-18T17:55:58+00:00April 18th, 2016|Porsche|

The NY Daily News recently announced the Porsche Macan as the winner of the 2016 Best Entry Luxury SUV award.

Porsche was recently awarded the title of 2016 Best Entry Luxury SUV in the Daily News Auto Awards. These awards are given annually and highlight the best automobiles within each class and category to help drivers make more informed purchase decisions. The NY Daily News recently released the latest round of winners last week and noted the exceptional handling and functionality of the Porsche Macan in its reviews.

“We are pleased to hear that the 2016 Porsche Macan was recognized for its exceptional performance,” states Porsche General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. “The SUV has been a long-time favorite with our customers for these reasons and continues to uphold high standards within the luxury SUV segment.”

Notable Power and Control

The 2016 Porsche Macan offers dynamic handling and power in addition to functional utility and spacious cargo and seating areas. The Macan comes with a 252hp turbocharged 4 cylinder engine capable of powerful torque and featuring a7-speed Porsche PDK transmission. The combination results in a controlled and powerful driving experience that handles more like a sedan than an SUV. The top model offers up to 400hp, giving it more of a race-quality driving experience no matter the destination.

Dynamic Functionality

In addition to power and strength, the 2016 Porsche Macan was also called out for its exceptional functionality thanks to the 17.7 cu. ft of cargo room. For additional space, drivers can also fold down the rear seat to more than double the available room up to 53 cubic feet. Whether you are hauling a group of friends or making space for new furniture or equipment, the Porsche Macan can handle the load.

Top Safety Features

Additionally, the NY Daily News pointed out the significant safety features available on the Porsche Macan including lane departure warnings, blind spot warnings, adaptive cruise control, and a forward collision warning system. These features provide drivers with essential information on the road to help prevent an accident before it even happens.

Overall, the Porsche Macan performed well in the reviews and earned the top spot as an entry level SUV thanks to its leading style, performance, and practicality. Drivers can learn more about this remarkable small SUV by contacting a representative at 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 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