The Compact Crossover You’ve Been Waiting For

There’s nothing better than a vehicle designed specifically for your needs. The Volvo XC40 understands what you’re looking for in a small crossover, and we can’t wait to introduce you to this fantastic vehicle.   Space and amenities you’ll love Inside, you’ll love the abundant convenient storage that’s available. There’s hidden storage underneath the driver’s seat, on the rear cargo area’s convenient shelf, and even in an underfloor compartment in the cargo area. You’ll have space for all of your things, and still have enough comfortable space for all of your passengers. The Volvo also has some nice interior options, from the athletic R-Design package to vivid colored leather. With many options and combinations, it’s easier than ever to make the XC40 your own. Technology that works with you, not against. You’ll love Volvo‘s helpful and intuitive technology. From the easy-to-read 9-inch display to the 12-inch digital driver’s display, you’ll have more than you need to stay informed and in control on the road. Helpful built-in navigation and smartphone integration will help you have all the information you need right at your fingertips. Conveniences are sprinkled throughout this vehicle, and it’s designed to help you make your everyday tasks easier. From [...]

By |2019-01-31T12:45:23+00:00January 31st, 2019|Articles, Auto Dealership Marketing, Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Holmes Auto Group|Comments Off on The Compact Crossover You’ve Been Waiting For

Range Rover Rolls Out a New Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

Interested in finding a new Range Rover but are in search of something with some extra efficiency? For the first time ever, Range Rover is adding a plug-in hybrid version of its famous Sport version. Badged as the P400e, this new powertrain will add some extra efficiency to the Range Rover Sport lineup. Alongside two choices for gasoline engines, this plug-in hybrid offers enough power to be perfect for everyday use, while still offering the versatility of a gas-powered backup option. The P400e marks Range Rover’s first foray into a plug-in hybrid option. This SUV will offer 31 miles of electric range, perfect for those with short commutes. This range will give you the ideal amount of electric range to allow for daily, gas-free driving. The first plug-in hybrid from Range Rover is poised to bring efficiency to the luxury market You’ll still enjoy all of the premium features you’d expect from a Range Rover as well. With a premium interior that provides an exceptional luxury experience, you’ll have a great ride whether you’re in the back seat or driving. Class and sophistication abound in this SUV, making it an all-around appealing PHEV option. Other premium options include a Driver [...]

By |2019-01-16T16:25:12+00:00January 16th, 2019|Articles, Auto Dealership Marketing, Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Range Rover Rolls Out a New Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

The 2018 Jaguar XE Creates Excitement with its Performance, Design and Technology

Jaguar Santa Barbara offers topnotch design and technology in the 2018 Jaguar XE luxury vehicle The 2018 Jaguar XE is the next generation of Jaguar for high performance and luxurious elegance. The XE offers advanced engineered design while raising the bar in the technological arena. This vehicle is dressed to impress with its ability to handle all terrains. Whether you’re taking a drive along the Southern California countryside or you’re taking a leisure drive along the coast, traveling in the 2018 Jaguar XE means driving in excellence with premier modern features. Stop in at Jaguar Santa Barbara and speak with one of our Jaguar brand-trained professionals to learn more about the 2018 Jaguar XE. Engineered for high performance, the 2018 Jaguar XE is offers amazing features The 2018 Jaguar XE is a compact premium sports sedan and is offered in rear-wheel drive as a standard and all-wheel drive as an option on the diesel-powered and V-6-powered variations. The 2018 Jaguar XE has an upgraded 2.0-liter gas turbo-four engineered by Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium engine family. Three engines are available in the 2018 XE, a new 2.0-liter gas turbo-four that delivers 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, a 2.0-liter turbodiesel [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:08:29+00:00November 9th, 2018|Articles, Auto Dealership Marketing, Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on The 2018 Jaguar XE Creates Excitement with its Performance, Design and Technology

Flexibility in Mobility Services as Audi announces SilverCar Acquisition

SilverCar and Audi join to create a driving force in mobility services by simplifying the frustrations of airport rental car services with modern technology. Its inception only five years ago right down to the month, SilverCar, an American established airport car-rental company, grabbed the attention of the German automaker, Audi, in April of 2012. From the onset, Audi’s A4 vehicles were the fleet of choice by SilverCar, as they offered the utmost quality service for their traveling patrons. SilverCar, recently honored as North America’s best rental car service by World Travel Awards, enticed Audi to the extent that the automaker announced the procurement of this quick rising powerhouse in vehicle rental services. Audi’s intuitive leap into the future of mobility service transformation is one of many reasons, Audi Santa Barbara is proud to be an Audi authorized dealer. As existing partners in the auto arena, Audi has begun the process of ownership of SilverCar. Together, the two entities plan to deliver the best in app-based rental and mobility services. Audi Santa Barbara is happy to serve with this innovative concept in every capacity necessary. Dietmar Voggenreiter, Audi AG Sales and Marketing Board Member states, “Audi and Silvercar share the same [...]

By |2017-06-06T16:25:44+00:00June 6th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Flexibility in Mobility Services as Audi announces SilverCar Acquisition

Enjoy Luxury at an Affordable Price with the 2017 Acura RDX

The Acura RDX is for drivers who value comfort, safety, and technology, but still want a luxurious driving experience. The Acura RDX is sort of the little brother option to the Acura MDX. It is a compact luxury crossover SUV that is simple, but elegant from the inside out. The Tampa Bay Times claimed that, “Acura may have found its aesthetic sweet spot” with the RDX. The 2016 model of the RDX one-ups its predecessors in every aspect by sporting a simple, sexy style while bringing more content, more safety features, a modest power increase, and 1-mpg rise in EPA highway fuel economy to an impressive 28-mpg with all-wheel drive. As an authorized Acura dealer, Acura Santa Barbara is excited to offer this level of luxury at an affordable price. So come visit Acura Santa Barbara to learn more about our different Acura RDX models and other luxury Acura models. The Acura RDX is Safe, Smooth, and Stylish One thing that Acura drivers can always count on is that the designers of their vehicle had safety in mind as a top priority. The Acura RDX is another example of this. Some safety features available for the luxury crossover are: Vehicle [...]

By |2017-03-10T14:22:29+00:00March 10th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Enjoy Luxury at an Affordable Price with the 2017 Acura RDX

BMW Continues to Lead the Industry with Innovative and Progressive Ideas

In a period of technological and automotive progression that exceeds any precedent, BMW is a leader in the race. BMW has always been at the forefront of technological advancement in the auto-industry, being one of the first brands to equip its vehicles with self-detecting collision avoiding systems, brake-assist systems, and numerous other features. According to the web publication Digital Trends, BMW continues to pave the road for competitors when it comes to current popular innovative topics. In this era where technology can be new today and old tomorrow, it’s important for companies to set their sights on the future. While most companies are looking ahead to the next decade, BMW is looking ahead to the next century with their Vision Next 100 models. Hot Technology Topics in the Auto Industry Autonomous Vehicles For years, autonomously driven vehicles have appeared in Science Fiction movies as a concept that exists only in the unforeseeable future. However, this is likely to change soon as automakers have already implemented concepts like lane keeping assist or adaptive cruise control. These features are considered to be Level 1 or 2 in autonomous functionality. BMW’s vision for the next generation of cars is Level 3 in autonomous [...]

By |2017-01-25T14:31:59+00:00January 25th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on BMW Continues to Lead the Industry with Innovative and Progressive Ideas

Indulge in Luxury Technology with the BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series provides an elevated level of comfort, design, and technology that sets a new standard for luxury sedans. Are you curious about the future of the luxury sedan? BMW invites drivers to take a look at the future of luxury travel by stopping in for a test drive with the BMW 7 Series. The newest model offers an integrated combination of technology, comfort, and premium performance that leaves other luxury sedans wanting for more. The BMW 7 Series has a legacy of delivering a sophisticated driving experience thanks to a refined interior cabin, comfortable seating and ample cargo space, updated entertainment systems, intuitive controls and entertainment programs, and leading design and performance technology. Innovative Design The BMW 7 Series is the flagship sedan for BMW and it is not difficult to see why once you step inside. The body of the vehicle is made from an innovative material known as Carbon Core that is stronger than steel yet lightweight for better speed and efficiency. The interior of the car features luxury leather seating and opulent handcrafted dash and door inlay materials. The optional Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package takes interior comfort up another notch by providing more [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:23:15+00:00August 31st, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Indulge in Luxury Technology with the BMW 7 Series

BMW Santa Barbara Shares Top Technology Picks for 2016

BMW offers drivers an array of innovative technologies across the BMW lineup to deliver an even more satisfying driving experience. What was once only science fiction is now reality with the 2017 BMW model lineup. Innovative features and technologies have evolved from the creative stages of the drawing board to becoming a functioning reality. First introduced on the BMW i8, these features are now available on many different BMW models for 2017. Some of our favorite BMW technologies at BMW Santa Barbara include: Adaptive LED Headlights This is one of those features that drivers don’t truly appreciate until they have experienced them. Then they never want to be without them! BMW Adaptive LED headlights follow the road and your every move. When the steering wheel is turned, the lights follow along to keep your focus of attention well-lit improving visibility on the darkest nights or during inclement weather. This feature also helps reduce eye fatigue at night because it makes traffic signs, objects, animals, and pedestrians easier to see. Additionally, the Selective Beam feature automatically turns high beams on and off to avoid blinding oncoming drivers. Together, these features make night-driving easier, safer, and more enjoyable. Night Vision In addition [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:23:22+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on BMW Santa Barbara Shares Top Technology Picks for 2016

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

Experience the Latest Audi Technology Next Month at the CES

Audi fans will be able to see and experience the latest electronics updates from the luxury brand at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show next month. Audi is proud to showcase the latest automotive technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV in January. The 2016 show is one of the largest electronics shows in the world and Audi will once again be sharing the latest innovations and vehicle models with participants. Audi tech experts will be in attendance to answer questions about the latest developments including hot topics such as alternative fuel options and piloted driving. Learn About Engineering Advancements Audi will be offering visitors a glimpse into the present and future of automotive technology which is expected to be heavily influenced by the fast-evolving electronics industry.   Advancements have already been made in recent years dealing with various forms of alternative energy including electric drive capabilities. 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. Glimpse the Future of Autonomous Driving The biggest excitement this year, perhaps, is expected to be around Audi piloted driving. This technology [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:24:50+00:00January 27th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Experience the Latest Audi Technology Next Month at the CES
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