Why is Tax Season Good?

Tax season is here! Why is that a good thing? Many of us have already received our refunds and are investing money Ford-F-150_2015back into the economy through automotive purchases. A win-win for the economy and the consumer.

So what vehicles are the most sought after?  The 2015 Ford F-150 and Acura TLX proudly sit among the top sellers in a January auto sales report, according to Edmunds.com.

“Momentum is especially strong for our F-Series pickup, with the all-new F-150 the hottest product on our dealers lots in January,” said Erich Merkle, Ford’s U.S. sales analyst. Ford reported that the new aluminum-bodied F-150 is averaging just 12 days on the lot. High-end Platinum and King Ranch F-150 models are “turning even faster, averaging just nine and 10 days, respectively,” Ford said.

Ford posted a 15 percent sales increase in the U.S. in January, with sales of 178,351 vehicles.

Photographer: Benedict Redgrove;Acura’s revamped Acura TLX was a top performer as well. Consumers grabbed 2,892 TLXs in January, “easily besting the combined sales of its two predecessors in January 2014 by 27.9 percent,” the company said. The TLX replaces the Acura TL and TSX. A sure winner for 2015.

Check out our vast selection of F-series trucks and the gorgeous Acura TLX’s HERE. We’ve got plenty of both these winning vehicles in Ashland, come by and check them out! Turn lemons into lemonade with this tax season!


2016 Acura ILX Production Begins!

At Butler Acura we are SO EXCITED to share an important milestone — yesterday, January 27th marks the 2 millionth sale of Acura vehicles in the United States, 20 years after Acura production began in the United States. The first new 2016 Acura ILX sports sedan rolled off the line at the assembly plant in Ohio yesterday.

AcuraFBSo what’s different about the 2016 ILX? What makes it so special? It’s been completely redesigned and re-engineered to deliver higher performance, delivers more advanced technology and more luxury refinement than before.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the start of Acura production in Ohio, so the introduction of the ILX is another exciting stage in our history with the Acura brand,” said plant manager Rob May. “Our associates are applying our tremendous experience in producing high quality Acura products and will leverage the production of TLX and ILX in one plant to meet the high expectations of our Acura customers.”

Speaking of ILX’s  – we have only THREE 2015 Acura ILX’s left in stock AND they’ve just been discounted by $4,000! This special ends January 31, 2015 so experience the THRILL of the 2015 Acura ILX today!


Ford is the Future of Tough, Smart Innovation

Ford leads the pack in 2015 with technology and innovation, as evidenced with their stunning new Mustangs and incredible new F-150 trucks. Check out this link highlighting just a few of the futuristic and productive upgrades to the F-150….Then watch this amazing video on the durability of these new lightweight F-150’s.


2015 Acura TLX an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Acura TLX

We at Butler Acura are proud to report the 2015 Acura TLX is not only stunning, it’s also safe!  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently made the luxury sedan one of its 2014 Top Safety Picks+, the agency’s highest possible rating.   The Acura MDX and RLX also received top honors, which Acura says makes it the luxury brand with the most 2014 Top Safety Pick+ rated vehicles.  Mat Hargett, chief engineer of the 2015 TLX, says, “Our goal in developing TLX was to contribute to Acura’s unmatched safety leadership in the luxury segment as part of an exceptional all-around luxury driving experience.  The TLX utilizes a highly advanced body construction plus the latest in safety and driver-assistive technologies to provide occupant protection that is unmatched in the segment.”

For more on the TLX’s many safety features read the entire Acura press release here.

Hyundai/ARK Performance Build 2015 Genesis AR550 for SEMA

2015 Hyundai Genesis AR550

2015 Hyundai Genesis AR550

Until now few people would have used the word aggressive to describe a Hyundai.  But that all changes with the Korean auto maker’s SEMA vehicle for this year.  Hyundai and ARK Performance, Inc. teamed up to create the 2015 Genesis AR550, their sixth SEMA collaboration.  The sedan is low and wide and capable of performance usually attributed to German cars.  Lerry Liu, Marketing Director, ARK Performance, Inc., says, “This year we are focused on two core elements all under the new line of ARK Racing (AR) concepts for Hyundais. First, we focused on the power, handling, and most importantly the sound of the Hyundai power plant. Second, we integrated our high-performance racing technology to introduce a very unique and bold Hyundai vehicle.”

ARK 2The AR550 will debut at Hyundai’s SEMA press conference November 9th.  For more details read the entire press release.

2015 Kia Sedona Hits the “Race Track”

2015 Kia Sedona

2015 Kia Sedona

Think you’ve seen everything the minivan market can deliver? Think again! As of October first Kia’s out with a new ad campaign featuring the Korean company’s entry into the small van segment complete with the tag line “It’s not a sports car. It’s a Sedona.” To prove the point the campaign’s first television commercial follows the Sedona on a race track.   Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing communications at Kia Motors American, says, “The element of desire was a major theme in the design and engineering of the all-new Sedona, and our campaign was conceived to signal that something different is going on at Kia. Sedona brings new levels of style and sophistication to a bland and predictable segment for the growing number of people who do not want to be confined by the conventional design limitations of the category.”

For more information on the 2015 Kia Sedona follow the link to read the entire Kia press release.

2015 Acura TLX Heated and Cooled Seats

With Fall here and Winter on the way we’re really excited about the heated seats in the 2015 Acura TLX!  Of course, many vehicles can boast about having heated (and cooled) seats, but the TLX adds an extra layer of ease by putting the controls on the easily navigated touch screen.  Watch the video for all the details.  Then enjoy happy, warm travels!