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2016 Mazda CX-3 to Debut in November

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 will debut in a few weeks and is a subcompact crossover that slots just below the CX-5. The CX-3 will make its debut in November at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and will go on sale next year. It will be one of three Mazda vehicle debuts at the show. The other two will be an updated version of the CX-5 and a refreshed Mazda 6 midsize sedan.

The CX-3 will most likely feature the fuel-efficient Skyactiv four-cylinder gasoline units. This will allow Mazda to gain more economies of scale and get the most out of their money. It will also give Mazda an entry into the growing segment of subcompact crossovers.

While you’re waiting to see the debut of the 2016 Mazda CX-3, check out our current inventory of Mazda vehicles.

Meet the Luxurious 2015 Lincoln MKC

The 2015 Lincoln MKC delivers the confidence and comfort of a luxury vehicle. The cabin is quiet, the steering is slack-free and the body control is firmly in check. The top engine, a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, is quiet and gives out 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.

The MKC has a handsome appearance and well-sorted driving characteristics. It is the first step in making Lincoln a proper luxury brand. The MKC offers a step away from the status quo and will only lead to a great improvement for the Lincoln brand.

Check out our inventory of 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles.

2015 Chrysler 200 Excels at Safety Tests

The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 has earned a five-star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The new Chrysler midsize sedan scored five stars in NHTSA tests that evaluate performance in frontal collision, side-impacts from simulation of a two-vehicle collision and side-impacts simulating a single-vehicle collision with a pole. The vehicle also scored a four in the rollover resistance evaluation, which is calculated using vehicle dimensions.

This latest rating complements the Top Safety Pick+ rating given to the 2015 Chrysler 200 by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The Chrysler 200 delivers the latest advancements in both passive and active safety technologies. Passive safety systems help mitigate the effects of a crash and active systems help drivers prevent crashes.

The 2015 Chrysler 200 has a robust construction that helps absorb energy in the event of a collision. Sixty-five percent of the vehicle’s body structure consists of hot-stamped, high-strength, advanced high-strength and boron steels. The Chrysler 200 also features full-speed forward collision warning-plus to provide alerts and autonomous braking. Other standard and available features are Electronic Stability Control, electronic roll mitigation, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, ParkSense rear backup sensors, ParkView rear backup camera, blind-spot monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection and LATCH child seat anchors.

The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 delivers exceptional driving experience, boasts a highway-cycle fuel-economy rating of 36 miles per gallon and is designed, engineered and built with pride. Check out our inventory of 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans.

Deer Driving Tips

It’s deer season, which means we all need to be a little more careful while driving! No matter where you drive— from rural roads to suburban streets and highways— the threat of a collision with a deer is real.

Here are some tips for avoiding deer collisions:

  • Be especially watchful at dawn and dusk when deer are particularly active.
  • Watch for more than one deer, as they seldom travel alone.
  • Reduce speed and be alert near wooded areas or green spaces such as parks or golf courses and near water sources such as streams or ponds.
  • Deer crossing signs show where high levels of dear/vehicle crashes have occurred in the past.
  • Use your bright lights to help you detect deer as far ahead as possible.
  • Don’t swerve to avoid hitting a deer— the most serious crashes sometimes occur when motorists swerve and collide with another vehicle or run off the road and hit an obstacle.
  • Always wear a seat belt and use appropriate child safety seats. Even if you are waiting in your car, it is best to wear your seat belt, and have your kids in car seats.

If you do hit a deer, here are some additional tips:

  • If you hit a deer or other animal, do not worry about the animal. KHP troopers or your local law enforcement will worry about removing the animal from the road when they arrive. If it is in the road, make sure you let dispatch know when you call (*47 for KHP; *582 for Turnpike).
  • If possible, remain in your vehicle, and remain buckled up. That way if a crash would occur involving your car or another car nearby, you are more protected than if you are out in the roadway or even on the shoulder.
  • If you must be outside of your vehicle, make sure it is as far off the road as possible; make sure your hazard lights are activated; don’t stand between your vehicle and another vehicle; and make sure your children are kept properly restrained in your vehicle.
  • If you have exited your vehicle, it is important to remain very vigilant and watch traffic to make sure they aren’t getting close to you. If your vehicle has broken down at night, you can wait for law enforcement with extra lights to help make your vehicle more visible to other motorists.

Remember these tips and BE SAFE while driving!

Until next time…

Renee

Chrysler Producing More RAM Trucks at Warren Plant

Chrysler has started taking steps to build about 100 more RAM pickup trucks per day, which is about 28,500 trucks over the course of a year, at the Warren truck plant. In order to do so, Chrysler has upgraded the plant’s paint shop and redesigned 353 work stations.

Last year, Chrysler built about 290,000 trucks, including 228,000 at the Warren plant, but the sales of the RAM 1500 in the US through August was 283,256. In order to keep up with the demand, Chrysler has added about 1,100 workers over the past 18 months.

Employees at the Warren plant have been put in charge of finding new ways to reduce the number of steps it takes to assemble the truck. So far, there have been over 6,000 suggestions submitted. The workers have also applied a system, known as World Class Manufacturing, to reconfigure part bins and place them closer to reduce walking and arm movements. This will help Chrysler boost the output of RAM trucks and meet their demand.

Check out our inventory of RAM trucks here.

Tom’s Unbelievable Test Drive

Lincoln Canada has released Tom’s Unbelievable Test Drive, where they partnered with the musical WICKED and Chef Mark McEwan to surprise Lincoln owner, Tom Jonas, with a test drive like no other.

Jonas and his wife, Barbara, set out to take a standard test drive of the new MKC. The day took an unexpected turn when the MKC was escorted by motorcycles creating a VIP motorcade procession. They were led to their first stop, Chef Mark McEwan’s Bymark restaurant. At the restaurant, Jonas was surprised by his two daughters and was able to experience a personal tour, customized meal, and private performance by a cast member of his favorite musical, WICKED. Jonas and his family were given VIP tickets to WICKED and the entire cast sang happy birthday to him after the show.

The entire experience was inspired by Jonas, who is known in his community for his continuous involvement, generosity and big heart. Lincoln was touched by his story and his drive to help others. Peter Jansen, Director of Lincoln Canada, said, “Tom’s story inspired us to create this special experience for him, incorporating his favorite things— family, theatre and great food. We want all our clients to expect the unexpected with Lincoln as we evolve into a world-class luxury brand with a highly personal ownership experience.”

Go here to watch the video and check out our Lincoln MKC inventory.