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!

 

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 Acura TLX is Part of HGTV’s 2014 Urban Oasis Prize

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Acura TLX

One and a half million dollars. How’s that sound to you? No, not in cash but in prizes, good prizes, luxury prizes. Home and Garden TV (HGTV) is holding its 2014 Urban Oasis sweepstakes and the prizes are unbelievable! The package includes a nearly 2,000 square foot apartment on the 37th floor of The Residences at Mandarin Oriental in Atlanta, Georgia (click the link for a photo tour of the apartment); an all-new 2015 Acura TLX; and $50,000 cash (okay, so there is some cash)! Can you imagine? You can enter twice a day, every day, through 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on October 10, 2014 when the winner will be chosen. Enter once daily here and once daily at FrontDoor.com. The whole prize package is worth more than… say it with us… one and a half million dollars!

2015 Acura TLX to Arrive at Butler Acura This Week!

2015 Acura TLX in Basque Red Pearl II

2015 Acura TLX in Basque Red Pearl II

 

This is it, the week we at Butler Acura get our first in-person look at the all-new 2015 Acura TLX! Much has been said about the TLX regarding its performance, luxury and safety features but we think Butler Acura Sales Manager Peter McFadden summed the car up best. “It’s the first true Acura sedan since 2008,” he says. “The luxury, the technology, the design, the styling – it’s the first vehicle that’s 100% Acura. There’s no Honda influence. It’s what we want an Acura sedan to be.” Peter tells us the first TLX to arrive on Butler Acura’s lot will be an Advance package in Basque Red Pearl II (shown above). Soon thereafter we’ll be taking delivery on a Graphite Luster model. While we’ve already sold a few neither of the two vehicles mentioned here have been claimed… you know, in case you want to come take a look for yourself!

2015 Acura TLX Now in Production

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Acura TLX

If you ordered a 2015 Acura TLX your vehicle may be in manufacturing right this second! Acura started mass producing the performance sedan at its Marysville, Ohio plant yesterday. Parent-company Honda says 90% of Acura models sold in the U.S. are now made in the U.S. “The start of mass production of the TLX marks a new era for our Acura sedan lineup,” says Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura. “The TLX is built in a world-class facility with a world-class workforce and we can’t wait to get this thrilling sedan into the hands of our customers in just a few short weeks.” We hope to see the first 2015 TLX arrive at Butler Acura sometime this August.

Edmunds Ranks Customer Loyalty by Vehicle Segment

2013 Ford Superduty truck

There’s somethin’ ’bout a truck…

How loyal are you?  Not to your family, friends and significant other but to your vehicle?  Or, more accurately, your vehicle category.  This blogger, for instance, has always been a “truck girl” and, with the exception of a Honda Accord hatchback driven briefly in high school, I’ve stayed pretty true to the truck/SUV segment.

And that’s pretty much what a study conducted by Edmunds predicted.  The poll ranked customer loyalty to 22 vehicle categories… The top five segments with the most faithful customers are, in order:  Large trucks, vans, minivans, premium sports cars and premium luxury cars.  Subcompacts bring up the rear.  To view the entire list and see whether you and your car/truck/SUV preferences have much company visit   http://blogs.insideline.com/straightline/2012/09/the-list-22-vehicle-categories-ranked-by-brand-loyalty.html.

Source:  www.insideonline.com