Acura Precision Concept Exemplifies the Future of the Brand

Acura offers drivers a glimpse into the future of Acura design and technology with the unveiling of the Acura Precision Concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show. Acura is looking to the future with excitement and anticipation. The brand is dedicated to implementing the latest innovations and design advancements in each of its newest models.   To sum up their commitment to advanced engineering, design, comfort, and technology, Acura has teamed up with a design firm to create a concept model that distinctively defines the future of the brand. The Acura Precision Concept was built by the Acura Design Studio in California to exemplify the ideal of Precision Crafted Performance and revealed at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Acura fans were intrigued and impressed by the concept model and look forward to seeing more of the unique features come to light in the newest 2017 Acura models. Uniquely Sophisticated Design Acura is dedicated to delivering increasingly advanced models to its drivers and the Acura Precision Concept embodies the future of the brand in every facet.   The model emphasizes high-contrast details, sleek body lines, and modern muscular structure to communicate a focus on performance and [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:24:30+00:00February 24th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Acura Precision Concept Exemplifies the Future of the Brand

BMW Offers Innovative New Technologies for 2015

Explore the latest safety, entertainment, and design innovations available from BMW with Santa Barbara Auto Group. BMW is dedicated to incorporating the most advanced technologies in each new vehicle. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are always excited to share the latest BMW innovations with our customers. Currently, some of our favorite features affect design, safety, and connectivity factors and truly set each BMW apart from the crowd. Here is a list of our top picks for 2015: Adaptive Lighting BMW has made strides in headlight design to provide exceptional visibility on the road. BMW Adaptive LED headlights are special because they literally move with the driver to illuminate road signs, signals, and obstacles clearly. As the steering wheel is turned, the lights move with you and Selective Beam technology automatically controls the high beams to prevent other drivers from being blinded as they approach. Heads-Up Display BMW has designed an innovative full-color heads up display that provides every essential piece of information the driver needs while on the road. Data such as current speed, navigation directions, radio and artist information, and safety and collision warnings are projected on the windshield in the driver’s direct line of sight. This way, [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:25:12+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on BMW Offers Innovative New Technologies for 2015

ALG Names Range Rover Sport Top Vehicle in Its Class

The 2015 Range Rover Sport continues to win accolades for its distinctive design, performance, and value after winning a top ranking in the ALG Residual Value Awards. Land Rover has announced that the 2015 Range Rover Sport was recently awarded the “Best Premium Midsize Utility Vehicle” award from the ALG Residual Value Awards. This is a big deal for Land Rover fans because it confirms what we all know – the Range Rover Sport not only offers impressive performance and functionality, but it is a smart financial choice as well! The Range Rover Sport is the best-selling model from Land Rover and this award marks the ninth time in ten years that the Range Rover Sport was honored by the ALG Awards. The Range Rover Sport is an industry leader in maintaining value and delivering the highest quality performance. The awards were determined through careful analysis of the residual value forecasts and data in each market segment. These values were based on many determining factors including historical vehicle performance, industry trends, vehicle quality, vehicle demand, and vehicle pricing. Top Performance at an Incredible Value The Range Rover Sport is the most popular Land Rover for a reason. It pairs authentic [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:25:51+00:00July 28th, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on ALG Names Range Rover Sport Top Vehicle in Its Class

Audi A6 Leads the Way for Safety and Luxury Performance

Audi is given top safety ratings for the Audi A6 thanks to innovative safety technology and design. The Audi A6 has earned exceptional safety ratings for the 2015 model. In a time of increasing safety innovation within the automotive industry, leading safety administrations are raising their safety expectations, taking top safety standards to a higher level. Thanks to many of Audi’s safety technologies, the Audi A6 has remained at the head of the pack, earning top marks in the leading safety ranking programs. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2015 Audi A6 4 DR AWD with five star ratings in all three categories including Frontal Crash, Side Crash, and Rollover. As a result, the Audi A6 was awarded the highest safety rating possible from the NHTSA. Additionally, the 2015 Audi A6 earned five-star ratings in every subcategory including: Front, Driver’s Front, Overall Front Front, Passenger’s Other, Overall Rollover Rating Overall, Overall Side, Barrier (Passenger and Driver) Side, Pole Side, Pole Barrier combined (REAR and FRONT) The NHTSA is not the only administration to award the Audi A6 with the highest safety marks. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Audi A6 as a Top Safety Pick [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:25:58+00:00July 6th, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Audi A6 Leads the Way for Safety and Luxury Performance

Acura RDX Recognized for Excellence within Luxury SUV Market

Acura continues to lead the way with the award-winning Acura RDX which has been recognized for exceptional design, ownership, safety, and performance. Accolades for the 2015 Acura RDX continue to emerge for everything from safety performance to top market picks. The 2015 Acura RDX was recently named as the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money for the second straight year as sales numbers continue to climb. Award-Winning Legacy and Design It is no wonder the Acura RDX is such a beloved car. In addition to being named the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money, the model has also received the title of Best Buy Award in the Luxury SUV/Crossover category from KBB.com for the 2015 model year. But all of that is in the past now, and Acura is looking forward to even better things to come from the 2016 model year line. The 2016 Acura RDX was just revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and promises to be even more desirable than ever before. For 2016, the model features a highly aggressive stance, paired with Jewel Eye LED headlights to bring both a sense of power and sophistication to the road. New wheel design and a [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:26:01+00:00May 31st, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Acura RDX Recognized for Excellence within Luxury SUV Market

Acura MDX Continues to Top Charts as Best-Selling Luxury SUV

Acura continues to lead the way by brining innovative technology and design to loyal customers with the Acura MDX. Over the past few years, the Acura MDX has climbed in sales to become one of the best-selling luxury SUVs in its segment. A popular choice for California drivers and others across the nation, the vehicle has sold so well that Acura has announced it will begin manufacturing the model in multiple locations as early as 2017. Acura Takes Steps to Meet Rising Demand Customer demand for the Acura MDX has grown so high that Honda has announced plans to add a second production location in North America for the vehicle. Until now, the Acura MDX was produced exclusively at the Lincoln, Alabaman factory. Going forward, the model will also be produced at a second location in Liberty, Ohio within two years. This will enable Acura to better meet the demand for the popular three-row luxury SUV. Drivers seemingly cannot get enough of this unique luxury SUV offering thanks to controlled handling, sophisticated and assertive design, and a cabin that offers room for friends and an atmosphere of luxury comfort. In addition to increasing customer demand, the Acura MDX has also [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:26:03+00:00May 31st, 2015|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Acura MDX Continues to Top Charts as Best-Selling Luxury SUV

SmartFinds Internet Marketing Unveils Technically Sophisticated, Mobile Responsive Website for Improved Website Performance

New branding initiative includes technologies which meet current search engine requirements and flexibilities for mobile visitors for improved user response and lead generation. BIRMINGHAM, MI, September 16, 2013 - SmartFinds Internet Marketing is pleased to announce the official launch of a new website technology platform for its fully redesigned website www.smartfindsmarketing.com. The new responsive web site is a major step in the company’s on-going efforts to support client projects for search engine effectiveness, visitor response, and lead generation. "Since a website is the final destination for web marketing and web advertising efforts, insuring that the website can be an effective lead generator regardless of the device visitors are using will make the campaign budgets more effective," said SmartFinds CEO, Melih Oztalay. The new website showcases the company's web marketing solutions, service offerings, news, and information in an approachable and visually- engaging way. Having been in advertising and marketing since 1987 and a web-based company since 1994, SmartFinds Internet Marketing has been on the forefront of the Internet as an innovator and early adopter of new technologies. The evolution of the new website is a culmination of technology changes that have been evolving within the Internet industry over the past three [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:29:54+00:00September 16th, 2013|Internet Marketing, Marketing, News and Events, Smartfinds, Website Development, Website Marketability|Comments Off on SmartFinds Internet Marketing Unveils Technically Sophisticated, Mobile Responsive Website for Improved Website Performance

Website Design Optimization

Is it possible to have an attractive website and still be optimized for search engines? The answer is absolutely yes! Website design optimization is a balance between what is attractive to the visitor versus what the search engines require with text copy. Of course we tend to be mis-guided about what will dazzle the visitor. It is not necessary to overwhelm your website with graphics, which will cause the page to download slower. Our intention is to provide you with tips that will still be attractive, while focusing on Easy Spider. Easy Spider is a term we use at our firm that will optimize the HTML code, but not the aesthetics of the website. There is no question that most webmasters are developing websites that are complex and full of graphic design elements. Even though, we have faster connection speeds today compared to 10 years ago, we can go overboard and the page wills till download slowly. Of course the user will never wait that long for a website to load, and will move on to the next website in their search results. One does have to ask the question why webmasters are still developing slow loading websites. Primarily due [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:45:54+00:00January 4th, 2006|Articles, Marketing, SEO, Smartfinds, Website Development, Website Marketability|Comments Off on Website Design Optimization
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