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Audi Moves Forward with Progressive Design Strategies

Audi is taking its design in a new direction, and at Audi North Scottsdale, we are excited to share this progressive concept with our customers.  From a greater differentiation between model series, to more technical design aspects in future model generations, to a more cohesive connection between exterior and interior design, this new strategic orientation will inspire a whole new approach to Audi design and engineering.  Take a sneak peek with us at the design changes Audi USA has announced are in store for the brand: Wolfgang Egger firmly believes that “good design must always express a vision.”  The Head of Audi Design senses that automotive design is ready for a change. “We need something new without breaking with tradition.” Audi Design has been reorganized, and Egger and his team are redefining their focus. They are placing more emphasis on the creative process and are thus exerting a substantial influence on the design of future Audi products. Technology integrated into design The refined Audi design language and philosophy will focus on a strong link between technology and design. Egger’s credo: “Only when design and technology mesh perfectly does an automobile make a statement for the Audi brand.” Technology will therefore [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:33:27+00:00 December 9th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Audi Moves Forward with Progressive Design Strategies

BMW Seeks to Continue Sales Growth with New Manufacturing Plant in South America

BMW sets sights on global expansion as plans move forward for a new Brazilian manufacturing plant.   BMW is the world’s largest luxury automobile manufacturer.  However, as Volkswagen AG continues to press the market, BMW is looking to strengthen its standing by expanding its global manufacturing presence.  To accomplish this, BMW plans to spend $261 million to build its newest state-of-the-art factory in Brazil.   The new factory will be located in Santa Catarina, Brazil and is expected to be up and running by 2014.  According to BMW’s head of sales and marketing, productions for the facility are expected to reach as many as 30,000 vehicles per year.   Boosting Global Production In a media appearance, BMW’s head of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson announced, “The investment plan has been aligned with new automobile industry incentives and is the result of difficult work with Brazilian authorities during the last six months.”   He also acknowledged that the company has plans to increase vehicle production as demand grows.   The original announcement to build the facility was made by BMW back in March of 2011, and the company is optimistic about the future of the factory as they work with the Brazilian [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:33:28+00:00 December 7th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on BMW Seeks to Continue Sales Growth with New Manufacturing Plant in South America

BMW North Scottsdale Hosts the Happier New Year Event

BMW North Scottsdale invites drivers to save on the latest BMW models during the Happier New Year Event.    Scottsdale, AZ December, 2012 - BMW North Scottsdale is currently featuring the Happier New Year Event for Arizona drivers.  All across the world, BMW dealers are helping customers make a resolution they can actually keep – to guarantee next year will be better than the last thanks to the improved efficiency, design, and power of the newest BMW models.   “Our 2013 model lines offer better fuel efficiency, more total refinement, and greater driving power and control than ever before,” says BMW North Scottsdale General Manager, Robert Dombrowski.  “We are excited to offer such incredible savings and encourage drivers to stop by early to take advantage of the best selection.”   For a limited time, drivers can receive a holiday credit up to $3,500.  Special sales and lease financing are available on a wide array of 2013 BMW vehicles including the BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X3 and BMW X5.   In addition to the special pricing opportunities, BMW also features a competitive true cost of ownership which factors in various charges incurred over the years for routine maintenance and premium [...]

Audi A8 Ranked Highest in Class in J.D. Power & Associates Owner Survey for 2013

Scottsdale, AZ, November 2012 - Audi North Scottsdale is pleased to announce that Audi is the recipient of another coveted J.D. Power and Associates award, this time for one of the newest 2013 models.  The 2013 Audi A8 was recently awarded the “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal among Large Premium Cars” in a study of new-vehicle owners.   “We are thrilled that the 2013 Audi A8 has been given this amazing honor,” says Audi North Scottsdale General Manager, Mark Reicks.  “The award is especially meaningful because it is determined by Audi owners, who have first-hand experience with the car and have shared their satisfaction with all this incredible vehicle has to offer.”   The 2013 Audi A8 presents lots of features to impress drivers, and it is no wonder that Audi A8 owners are pleased with their purchase.  The large premium sedan leads the way with progressive technology, precision driving dynamics, and impeccable fit and finish.  The 2013 blends dynamic and athletic exterior design with a luxurious interior with aspects like the bold Audi Singleframe® grille and dazzling LED headlamps, and an elegant sweeping dash made of premium wood or the innovative Audi MMI touchscreen control system.   Paired with premium [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:33:39+00:00 November 27th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Audi A8 Ranked Highest in Class in J.D. Power & Associates Owner Survey for 2013

Arizona Drivers Experience All-Weather Handling and Control with BMW 3 Series xDrive Technology

BMW fans will really appreciate the latest improvement for the BMW 3 Series sedan.  Just in time for winter driving, the new 2013 BMW 328i xDrive and 335i xDrive are available and built to handle all kinds of wet weather and slippery surfaces.    The 2013 BMW 3 Series is powerful, stylish, and most importantly, fun to drive.  It will change the way drivers view the open road, and now with the addition of xDrive, BMW's intelligent all-wheel drive system, it keeps drivers ready for any type of road or weather condition.  The 2013 BMW 328i xDrive and 335i xDrive are available in three distinct model lines: the Sport, the Luxury, and the Modern line, and the M Sport line to match the needs and personality of each driver.    The new 2013 BMW 3 Series Modern line will catch your eye with its distinctive contemporary look.  The modern line features sophisticated styling and asserts incredible power on the road. The 8-speed transmission offers drivers more power on the road and thanks to progressive xDrive technology, it handles well no matter the road or weather conditions.   The 2013 BMW 3 Series Sport line also offers a uniquely thrilling driving [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:33:39+00:00 November 27th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Arizona Drivers Experience All-Weather Handling and Control with BMW 3 Series xDrive Technology

BMW Connected Drives Delivers Safety and Convenience for Arizona Drivers

BMW Connected Drive delivers peace of mind and convenience in the ultimate dynamic driving experience.  To accomplish this, BMW Connected Drive, available in new BMW models, offers Phoenix drivers the best in BMW safety technology, mobile connectivity, and entertainment and apps.   BMW Safety Features BMW Connected Drive includes advanced safety features like automatic highbeams that spontaneously dim when oncoming traffic approaches.  Available blind spot protection helps drivers detect others on the road even when they are hard to see.  Warning signs blink on the affected side mirror and the steering wheel vibrates to alert the driver. Moreover, BMW Active Cruise Control uses radar technology to monitor the distance between you and the vehicles ahead and automatically reduces your speed to keep you safe.  Also, a back-up camera is conveniently located on the rear end of the vehicle to guide drivers into tight spaces with interactive lines showing steering angles.   Important information is poised in the driver’s direct field of vision so you can keep your eyes on the road and stay informed about driving speed, lane changes, etc.  With these unique safety features, BMW helps drivers stay safe on the road and out of trouble.  In the event [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:33:47+00:00 November 13th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on BMW Connected Drives Delivers Safety and Convenience for Arizona Drivers

Audi North Scottsdale Awarded “AZ Audi Dealer of the Year” for 2012

Scottsdale, AZ October, 2012 - Audi North Scottsdale was awarded the 2012 AZ Audi Dealer of the Year award from DealerRater for providing outstanding customer service.  The DealerRater Dealer of the Year awards are based on ratings and reviews submitted online at DealerRater.com from customers throughout the year.   “We are so pleased to receive this recognition,” says Audi North Scottsdale General Manager, Mark Reicks.  “Our staff is committed to providing the best sales and service experience in the industry, and we are glad to know our customers agree.”   To be eligible for a Dealer of the Year award from Dealer Rater, Audi North Scottsdale earned an average of 4.9 out of 5.0 on customer survey results during the past twenty four months.  Over twenty-five new surveys have been submitted within the past twelve months.  These surveys and reviews were compared to others in the same category and Audi North Scottsdale was recognized for having the highest overall results.   As a Certified Dealer, Audi North Scottsdale partners with DealerRater because they are committed to providing the highest quality customer service.  Audi North Scottsdale has developed a strong reputation for customer service excellence, and was also recognized as the [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:33:48+00:00 November 13th, 2012|Automotive Marketing and Advertising|Comments Off on Audi North Scottsdale Awarded “AZ Audi Dealer of the Year” for 2012

Lexus of Chandler Extends Platinum Service Experience Specials

Chandler, AZ, October, 2012 - Lexus of Chandler is extending their Platinum Service Experience sale now through October 31, 2012.  The Chandler luxury dealership is offering incredible discounts on a variety of Lexus parts and services for Phoenix Lexus drivers.   “This is a great opportunity for local Arizona Lexus owners to take advantage of special pricing on our most popular service packages,” says Lexus of Chandler General Manager, Mark Spendley.  “We encourage drivers to call or stop by to learn more.”   The Platinum Service Experience specials at Lexus of Chandler include everything from brake checks to major services and repairs.  Brake services will be offered at a 12% discount including parts and labor.  Drivers can save 10% on an oil change and 11% on all A/C repairs, service, parts, and labor.   Major services and repairs are offered at a 13% discount through the end of the month for schedule “A” maintenance services at 15K, 30K, 45K, 60K, 75K, and even 90K miles with an additional 5% off on major repairs.   Phoenix drivers can also stop by anytime between now and the end of the month to receive a free tire alignment with the purchase of four tires. [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:33:56+00:00 October 25th, 2012|Internet Marketing|Comments Off on Lexus of Chandler Extends Platinum Service Experience Specials

Audi Chandler Offers Customer Loyalty Incentive Program

Chandler, AZ October, 2012 – Audi Chandler is currently offering a comprehensive Audi Owner Loyalty incentive program for returning customers.  The incentive program is for any returning Audi customers or household members who currently own or lease a model year Audi vehicle from 2001 or newer.   “If you are considering a new Audi vehicle, now is the perfect opportunity,” says Audi Chandler General Manager, Jeffrey Kohn.   The loyalty offer provides returning Audi customers with cash incentives from $500-$3,000 depending on the model and year of their new purchase or lease.  Eligible models include the 2012 Audi A4, A5, and A6 and the 2013 Audi A6, A8, Q5 and more.  Interested buyers can contact Audi Chandler for a full list of participating Audi models and their corresponding incentive values.   Audi is committed to sustaining progressive performance, luxury design, and safety, and hopes to encourage buyers to discover the latest in Audi vehicle updates.  Audi Chandler appreciates customer loyalty and wishes to extend a sign of gratitude with the latest loyalty incentives from the Audi brand.   “Our customers are our number one priority,” states Kohn.  “As Audi owners, they understand and benefit from our deep commitment to progress [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:33:56+00:00 October 25th, 2012|Internet Marketing|Comments Off on Audi Chandler Offers Customer Loyalty Incentive Program

BMW North Scottsdale Hosts the Annual Un-Tent Sales Event this Weekend

Scottsdale, AZ, October, 2012 – BMW North Scottsdale invites drivers to attend the annual Penske Un-Tent Sale being held this weekend for three days only.  During the sale, a wide variety of certified pre-owned vehicles from BMW North Scottsdale will be available at special low prices.      “It is the perfect opportunity to get a great price on your favorite certified pre-owned BMW,” says BMW North Scottsdale General Manager, Robert Dombrowski.  “We have an incredible inventory of BMW cars and SUVs, and I encourage everyone to hurry in because they will definitely go quickly this weekend.”   The Un-Tent Sale will run from Friday, October 19th, through Sunday, October 21st.  A complimentary barbeque will be available for customers who stop by the Scottsdale dealership on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.   Incredible pricing will be available on the vast inventory of remaining pre-owned vehicles, and customers are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection.  As part of the huge savings opportunities, BMW North Scottsdale will also be offering special financing offers throughout the weekend.   Penske Automotive Group and BMW North Scottsdale are turning the tent-sale upside down by offering so many great specials on hundreds of luxury pre-owned [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:33:59+00:00 October 18th, 2012|Internet Marketing|Comments Off on BMW North Scottsdale Hosts the Annual Un-Tent Sales Event this Weekend