Archive for November 2013

Nissan GT-R NISMO Revealed at the LA Auto Show

Sneak Peak: 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO Boasts 600 Horsepower (Photo Gallery)

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world, so it’s only fitting that he was on hand at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show to help Nissan debut the speedy 2015 GT-R NISMO.

This new supercar, which derives its name from NISsan MOtorsports, will be able to generate a remarkable 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. And like Bolt, the GT-R NISMO also has a world title to its name: a record-setting 7-minute, 8.6-second run at the Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack.

We can’t wait to bring the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO to our New Hampshire Nissan dealership next year, but until then, enjoy some images of its beautiful athletic design below.

Ford Edge Concept Vehicle Features Self-Parking Technology

New Ford Edge Concept Includes Self-Parking System

Ford Edge Concept Vehicle Features Self-Parking Technology

The evolution of technology has been on a steep incline for years now, and many industries have been affected

from top to bottom – including the automotive industry. Just by inside some of the newer models at our NH Ford dealership, for instance, you’ll find a navigation system, Bluetooth, Pandora compatibility and rearview camera in the cabin … and some or all of those features even come standard!

While teleportation isn’t around the corner – at least not yet – self-driving technology does appear to be imminent. Ford recently unveiled its own plans for autonomous driving technology at the Los Angeles Auto Show, headlined by a Ford Edge Concept vehicle that includes, among other capabilities, a self-parking system.

Let’s take a deeper look into two of the technologies featured in the Ford Edge Concept vehicle:

1. Fully Assisted Parking Aid System

If parking is your driving nemesis, you have some good news coming your way. Parking your new Ford Edge could soon require one simple motion: pushing a button! The fully assisted parking aid system, which used ultrasonic sensors, would be able to park your Ford Edge in a perpendicular spot by itself.

But that’s not all. Have you ever returned to your car after a long day of shopping, only to find that the vehicle to your left has parked so closely you can’t even open the driver-side door? Not to worry. You can trigger the parking aid system remotely, which will then pull out of the spot on its own, allowing you to get into your vehicle with plenty of room to spare.

2. Advanced Obstacle Avoidance System

Ever been forced to swerve out of the way of stationary or slow-moving objects in the road? The Ford Edge Concept vehicle featured an obstacle avoidance system that would alert the driver anytime there is an object in your way. Therefore, if it’s dark outside and you can’t see where it is, this system will be able to automatically brake and/or steer past the object by itself.

Hyundai Accent Wins Residual Value Award

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Accent Take Home ALG Residual Value Awards

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Accent

If there is one word to sum up Hyundai’s lineup, it would likely be “value,” and that reputation helped the automaker add to its impressive list of ALG Residual Value Awards last week.

ALG, a consulting services firm for the automotive industry, named the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Hyundai Accent the winners of their respective classes – the Santa Fe Sport for the midsize utility vehicle segment and the Accent for the subcompact car segment.

Here’s what Eric Lyman, vice president of editorial at ALG, had to say about Hyundai:

“The Accent and Santa Fe Sport are great examples of how the brand’s strong emphasis on feature content and value for the money helps avoid the use of purchase incentives, bolstering resale values and keeping owners happy when it comes time to sell their vehicles.”

Now in their 14th year, ALG Residual Value awards are selected based on which vehicle in its segment retains a worth that is closer to its original MSRP. Here’s a list of Hyundai models that have won since 2011:

  • Santa Fe Sport – midsize utility vehicle (2013, 2012)
  • Accent – subcompact car (2013)
  • Elantra – compact car (2012, 2011)
  • Azera – midsize luxury car (2012)
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