Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Strong-Selling 2015 Honda CR-V Spied with Upscale, Mid-Year Refresh for 2016

A prototype of the facelifted Honda CR-V has been spied conducting hot weather testing in the Death Valley in California.

Wearing just about the same amount of camouflage as in the previous set of spy shots, the 2016 CR-V is going to sport updated headlights and a restyled grille while the front bumper also seems to be hiding some changes. Disguise was also applied at the back where the bumper, taillights and trunk door are bound for a moderate makeover.

The mid-cycle refresh of Honda’s popular CR-V crossover involves no sheetmetal changes but does swap in classier new front and rear fascias. Up front, a new two-slat grille with a mesh insert is underscored by chrome, replacing the broad, three-bar grille of the current model. Somewhat sleek and narrowed HID headlamps (likely a higher-trim option) are found in the place of the large halogens that light the way for all 2014 CR-Vs. A more sculpted front bumper features new horizontal fog lamps with chrome trim in place of the
round bulbs on the current CR-V.

In back, the tailgate features a new, three-dimensional garnish beneath the rear window that brackets the Honda badge and spreads out to what appear to be mildly redesigned taillamps. The rear bumper is reshaped, and features considerably more body color compared to the current model, which is heavy on the dark-gray protective cladding. The futuristic wheels are also new and appear to be slightly larger than the current 16- and 17-inch offerings.

Analysts took notice that the vehicle also had covers over the dashboard, indicating that the CR-V is also getting some interior updates—likely Honda’s new app-based HondaLink infotainment and navigation systems as seen in the 2014 Civic and 2015 Fit, as well as possibly Apple’s new CarPlay iOS integration system.

The 2016 Honda CR-V release date isn’t defined yet, or if it is, it’s not public. Probably, this crossover’s release would take place during the next year. Since there’s a lot of time until the official release, it’s hard to estimate the base price. However, some unofficial and not-so-reliable estimates said that the base price of the 2016 Honda CR-V won’t be significantly higher than the MSRP of the current model.

That's a good thing, because the CR-V battles in a market segment that includes the Toyota RAV4, the Ford Escape and VW Tiguan, among others.


Truth is, however, the new Honda CR-V won't arrive in Atlanta showrooms until sometime in 2015. But if you're in the market for a CR-V now, you can drive home a killer deal on a 2014 Honda CR-V at Lou Sobh Honda in Cumming, GA.

Drive north on 400 just a few miles and get set for a sensational, one-of-a-kind Honda buying experience.

Right now, during the huge Honda Summer Clearance at the all-new Lou Sobh Honda in Cumming, Georgia, you can lock in incredible deals on every Honda model—including Accords, Civics, CR-Vs, Fits and much more. Lou Sobh's Monthly Web Specials also offer extra-special savings on all Honda models.

At acardealer.com, we're sure you'll be happy with the selection, savings and service at Lou Sobh Honda in Cumming, Georgia. It's a short drive from anywhere in metro Atlanta, and you'll be pleased that you selected the area's premier Honda dealer for an ownership experience second to none.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Just Unveiled! The New Kia Sorento Crossover Will Be Longer, Lower and Wider

Another important Paris Motor Show debut was recently announced by Kia. It's the sleek new 2016 Kia Sorento
and we're confident it will be an all-out hit with American crossover buyers who appreciate space, good-looks and unparalleled value.

At first glance, you might say the brand's hallmark design features and a more mature appearance, yet the new model is instantly recognizable as a Sorento. The new look is an evolution of the current vehicle, incorporating fresh visual elements inspired by the Kia Cross GT concept from the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, carrying over the long bonnet and the distinctive treatment of the wide D-pillars from the previous generation.

The new 2016 Sorento will stretch out 3.7-inches longer overall, on a 3-inch longer wheelbase, but sits half an inch lower, promising more interior space and of course updated equipment and features. The Eco Dynamics badge on the tailgate suggests the availability of green tech like stop/start ignition and such. Kia will reveal the new Sorento in Korea later this month ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.

The exterior of the 2016 Kia Sorento may be a tad conservative, but Kia fans will note that the most important changes will occur inside, where the longer wheelbase will allow for a roomier cabin with increased legroom in the rear compartment. An updated infotainment system and redesigned climate controls were also spotted by our spy photographers, but expect more upgrades throughout the interior. We figure Kia is also enhancing the Sorento’s engine lineup, consisting of a 2.4-liter GDI and  3.3-liter V-6 in the United States, and word has it a plug-in hybrid is in the works as well. Expect the latter to pair a 2.3-liter gasoline unit and an electric motor powered by a lithium-polymer battery.

Of particular interest to Georgians, is that the Kia Sorento is produced with pride in West Point, Georgia. Vehicles began rolling off the assembly line in 2010 and the overall quality has been excellent. At acardealer.com, we're excited about the enhancements of the upcoming Sorento and hope to give the vehicle a test-drive when it hits local showrooms—most likely late this year, or early in 2015.

Below the video, you'll discover one of the best dealerships in the South to see and drive every Kia model in the company's every-expanding lineup. With class-leading quality and an outstanding warranty to boot, we heartily recommend Kia products.



If you appreciate all of the attributes and long-term value of a Kia—any Kia, from Soul to Sedona to Optima, and you live anywhere in northern Alabama or west Georgia, we urge you to consider a short drive to Bramlett Kia in Decatur, Alabama. Right now in Alabama, you can buy a brand-new 2014 Kia Sedona for less than you'd dream possible. That's right! The value-packed, versatile minivan from Kia that offers you an industry-leading warranty plus a highly-competitive low price.

While you're shopping, check out Bramlett Kia's new vehicle specials for all the latest on the best Kia deals in the South.

Before and after the sale, you can count on superior customer care at Bramlett Kia in Decatur, Alabama. And for the best possible deals on pre-owned automobiles, too.  Head to Decatur and make the most of outstanding, savings, selection and service.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hyundai Will Debut the "Supermini" i20 at Upcoming Paris Auto Show

Though the New Generation i20 has been designed and developed by Hyundai exclusively in Europe, we 
at acardealer.com believe the petite hatch will come to America before all is said and done. Perhaps not in 2014, but the new 2015 model shown here might make it to our shores next year.

Three key attributes in particular underline how i20 meets the needs of European consumers: class-leading interior space, a host of high-technology and comfort-enhancing features, and distinctive, refined design. But aren't all those elements the same kind that would appeal economy-minded consumers in the good ol' USA?

We say, yes indeed!


After all, Hyundai has proved it can score with Americans in the luxury end with the Genesis and Equus. And the Korean car-maker has recently won JD Power awards for the Elantra and AccentWhy could they not entice us in the States with a sharply designed mini compact like the i20?

Based on a new platform, New Generation i20 features a 2570 mm wheelbase (that's 101.18 inches—almost two inches longer than the previous i20). The new dimensions will provide European customers with one of the most spacious cabins in the segment. Efficient packaging has created a passenger compartment that can comfortably seat five adults. Combined front and rear legroom is best in class at just under 75 inches. Rear storage space will also best the car's
competitors with the rear seats upright.

It seems logical that American consumers would appreciate class-leading interior space like that as well.

However, only time will tell if the little compact will make it to American dealerships. In the meantime, we will be watching Paris (with great interest) for the i20's debut in early October.

Other features we appreciate about the new i20 are the comfort and the sense of space for driver and passengers provided by a unique-in-class panoramic sunroof. Able to both tilt and fully open, it fills the cabin with natural light and fresh air. Further features add to the refinement and convenience of New Generation i20, including integrated rear-view camera and front and rear LED lighting.



In regard Hyundai value—across the board—you should look first to your friendly, hometown Hyundai dealer in Marietta, the one-and-only, highly-respected and highly-regarded Ed Voyles Hyundai.

There are many reasons why Ed Voyles is one of Marietta's most-loved businesses. But mainly, Ed Voyles is determined to deliver the area's premier quality and value in Hyundai automobiles.

At Ed Voyles, you'll discover outstanding offers on a sensational inventory of new Hyundais, plus an excellent lineup of hand-picked pre-owned vehicles that you would be proud to own.

The bottom line is, give Ed Voyles your full consideration for a fantastic deal on a new or used Hyundai, plus other fine pre-owned vehicles. We promise you that your ownership experience will be second-to-none, and you will be a proud member of the happy and satisfied Ed Voyles Hyundai community.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Just Announced! Toyota Unveils New Prius Persona Series Special Edition for 2015

The best-selling hybrid in America is taking style to a new level early this fall. The 2015 Prius Persona Series Special  
Edition is tailored with elegant exterior and interior touches that make it unique. The special edition model will begin arriving in dealerships in September.

The Persona Series Special Edition serves as an upgrade to the basic Prius Three, providing a new choice for "Absolutely Red" exterior color alongside the existing Blizzard Pearl finish. The Prius Persona Series Special Edition model adds exterior changes and equipment to a Prius Three to create a distinct visual package. Persona Series includes 17-inch alloy wheels with a premium dark metallic finish.

The special edition also comes equipped with premium heated power mirrors with turn signal indicators. The Persona model will be available in two exterior colors, Blizzard Pearl, and for the first time ever on this model, Absolutely Red.

Inside, this latest addition to the Prius lineup features black SofTex faux-leather upholstery with gray contrast stitching on the seats. The multifunction steering wheel is covered in the same material and has a dark chrome bezel that matches the shift knob ring and door grips. Finally, the Persona Series boasts blue ambient lighting in the driver and front-passenger foot area.

A “Persona Series” exterior badge on the rear of the vehicle also helps differentiate the model.

As we said, the 2015 Prius Persona Series Special Edition goes on sale in September. Pricing for the Absolute Red model will start at $27,810 while Blizzard Pearl examples will open at $28,205.

At acardealer.com, it's our opinion that the amazing MPG and interior spaciousness of every Prius creates a formidable competitor in the increasingly crowded hybrid market. Toyota's Prius lineup—the Two, Three, Four, and Five are worth a serious look from hybrid car shoppers. If that's you, take a half-day and visit your local Toyota dealer for a closer inspection and a rewarding test-drive.

Detailed below the video, we heartily recommend Stone Mountain Toyota for the most satisfying car-ownership experience you're likely to find in metro Atlanta. Make the short drive east and browse Stone Mountain's exciting Prius inventory for yourself.

In the meantime, enjoy this brief, enlightening video focusing on the 2015 Prius Persona Series Special Edition.


If you live in Atlanta, and you're in the market for any of Toyota's best-selling automobiles, we want to give you an inside tip on a smart dealer to do business with. Turn your attention to Stone Mountain Toyota at 4400 Stone Mountain Highway in Lilburn.

You can count on Stone Mountain Toyota for money-saving Monthly Web Specials and a great deal on new and pre-owned Toyotas, plus other fine used vehicles. The 2014 Prius and Camry models are especially priced right—all you need to do is pick the right color and equipment for your family.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Chrysler Posts Record-Breaking Sales for July, 2014

Strong sales of SUVs, pickups and minivans pushed Chrysler Group’s volume up 20 percent last month to its
highest July U.S. sales in nine years.

Chrysler said it posted sales of 167,667 vehicles in July, its 52nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
All of Chrysler’s five brands were up, led by a 41 percent increase in Jeep sales. July was the fourth consecutive month that Jeep has been the company’s top selling brand in the United States.

Ram sales rose 18 percent and the Chrysler brand’s volume increased 17 percent. The Dodge brand was up 3 percent as it sells down the outgoing Avenger sedan, while Fiat sales climbed 1 percent. Seven vehicles, including the Jeep Compass and Dodge Challenger and Journey, Fiat 500L and Ram Cargo Van had their best July sales ever. The Dodge Dart was up 23 percent and posted its third consecutive monthly record. The Jeep Wrangler set a July record at 16,388 -- its third-best ever total for any month, eclipsed only by May and June of this year.

Sales of the Ram pickup rose 14 percent, with sales of the Ram 1500 half-ton up 15 percent over the same month
a year ago, and sales of heavy-duty Ram vehicles up 18 percent. Sales of the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 accounted for more than 80 percent of the mid-sized sedan’s 8,159 sales last month as the brand continues to sell down the last few thousand of the previous model.

Both of the company’s minivans had double-digit sales increases in July, with the Chrysler Town & Country up 41 percent and the Dodge Grand Caravan up 10 percent. Its large sedans, the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger, both recorded year-over-year sales increases for the first time since April.

At acardealer.com, we believe Chrysler's progress goes beyond the positive financial performance posted in 2014. It also has a lot to do with the company's excellent new designs and substantial improvement in quality. Increased Chrysler to continue on this track as it gains momentum against the competition.
sales are testament to undeniable good-looks and enhanced endurance. We expect

All of the above make a great argument for you to consider the entire lineup of Chrysler products. Now. From the highly-regarded 2015 Chrysler 200 to the strong-selling. appealing line of RAM pickups.

In the meantime, checkout this exciting video of the Chrysler 300 SRT8!


The best place we know of to check out the full line of Chrysler products in Atlanta (including the new 2015 Chrysler 200 is Akins Jeep-Chrysler-Dodge-Ram in Winder, GA. You can bet your bottom dollar that  Atlanta's premier Chrysler retailer, Akins Jeep-Chrysler-Dodge-Ram, is the place to go for the Chrysler 200, RAM pickups 2014 Jeep Cherokee and everything Chrysler. 

Take the time to visit one of Georgia's most respected dealers and get the best price possible on all types of Chrysler products.

If you're ready to buy now, remember Akins will save you thousands

on your favorite Jeep-Chrysler-Dodge-Ram models. Polish off summer smart—check them out and get an outstanding deal today.

Visit the web site, or make the short drive to Winder, then you'll be in the right place to drive home excellent savings—not to mention outstanding service after the sale at Atlanta's first choice for savings, service and selection, Akins Jeep-Chrysler-Dodge-Ram.