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Automobile Magazine has added the 2014 Cadillac CTS to its 2014 All-Stars list. Editors of the magazine used a combination of factors to determine this year’s list of 10 All-Stars, including results from their performance testing, feature evaluation and the vehicle’s overall value. All 2014 model year vehicles are considered for the award.

“During our All-Stars evaluation drives, the Cadillac CTS emerged as a clear favorite. Previous generations of the CTS had come close to equaling the performance, styling, and outright desirability of the most highly regarded foreign luxury sports sedans, but not quite,” said Automobile Editor-in-Chief Jean Jennings. “This all-new CTS, on the other hand, actually surpasses many of its competitors from Europe and Japan and, in so doing, is a testament to the complete transformation of Cadillac.”

A Cadillac model has been named as an Automobile Magazine All-Star a total of seven times. Previous models which appeared on the list include the 1993 Seville STS, the 1997 Catera, the 2004 CTS-V, the 2004 and 2005 SRX crossover and the 2011 CTS-V Sport Wagon.

Automobile took their 10 All -Stars, including the 2014 CTS, on a week-long road trip across eight different states. The article on that story can be read here. Being named as an Automobile All-Star is another accolade for the CTS to add to its trophy case after it was previously named the Motor Trend Car of the Year, one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best and Road & Track’s 2013 Luxury Car.

Visit us to test drive  the CTS today. You can view all of our  inventory online at LindsayCadillac.com.

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It’s not easy to earn consumers’ trust.  That’s why Lexus is honored to be named Most Trusted Luxury Brand for the second consecutive year in the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.

Strong shopper perception of the ES sedan, IS sedan, RX luxury utility vehicle, and LX 570 luxury utility vehicle helped Lexus secure consumer confidence.

The Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards recognize automakers’ outstanding achievements in creating and maintaining brand attributes that capture the attention and enthusiasm of the new-vehicle buying public.

The 2014 Brand Image Awards are based on consumer automotive perception data from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence’s Brand Watch study.  Brand Watch is an online brand and model perception tracking study tapping into 12,000+ in-market new-vehicle shoppers annually on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.

You can come in for a test drive and see for yourself why KBB named Lexus as the Most Trusted Luxury Brand. You can view our inventory at LindsayLexusOfAlexandria.com.

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J.D. Power today ranked Cadillac the highest in customer satisfaction with dealer service among luxury brands in the firm’s 2014 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.

The J.D. Power rankings are determined by measuring service satisfaction of owners and lessees of vehicle one to five years old in the U.S. Five factors make up service satisfaction for the CSI Study: service initiation, service advisor, service facility, vehicle pick-up and service quality.

“We believe every interaction with a Cadillac owner represents an opportunity to earn the loyalty of a customer,” said Bill Peffer, U.S. vice president of Cadillac Sales and Service. “This philosophy drives our products and every experience in our dealerships.”

Programs Cadillac implemented to create high levels of satisfaction include Cadillac Shield, a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including Remote Vehicle Diagnostics, a Premium Care Maintenance program and 24/7 roadside assistance. Cadillac dealers also undergo extensive customer service training to create a world-class environment.

Cadillac was also rated a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion. Cadillac’s top CSI Study ranking comes after a second-place ranking in 2013.

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. Today Cadillac is growing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring dramatic design and technology. We want to invite you to test drive a Cadillac vehicle today. Visit us online at LindsayCadillac.com.

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Elite of Lexus is a special award given to dealers who excel at sales, service and overall owner support. We are proud to be recipients of this year’s “Elite of Lexus” award for the 17th year for customer satisfaction in Sales & Service!

Elite of Lexus dealers are chosen based on:

  • Customer feedback from surveys rating owner satisfaction, sales and service as extremely exceptional.
  • Dealership exceeding rigorous Lexus operational and certification standards.

We received this honor because so many of our current and past customers have acknowledged their satisfaction with our service and attention to detail. We invite you to stop by Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria and experience this exceptional service firsthand.

Visit us online at LindsayLexusOfAlexandria.com.

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  • Ford investing $500 million to add 300 jobs and upgrade Lima Engine Plant in Lima, Ohio, to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine for the 2015 F-150
  • Latest EcoBoost technology in an all-new lightweight design provides extremely high output coupled with standard truck-optimized Auto Start-Stop
  • 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost delivers the performance of a mid-range V8 with greater efficiency, and builds on strong sales of V6 engine-equipped F-150

Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million to upgrade its Lima Engine Plant and add 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® specifically engineered for the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150.

The high-output, twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop features an entirely new design that delivers power and performance in a stronger, smarter package.

This new EcoBoost engine builds on recording-breaking customer demand for F-150 pickups equipped with V6 engines. In fact, 57 percent of new customers in 2014 have opted for either a 3.7-liter V6 or 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost to power their new F-150. Since 2010, retail registrations of light-duty pickups with V6 engines have grown more than 600 percent, with Ford F-150 directly responsible for 91 percent of this growth, according to Ford analysis of Polk retail new vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive.

“Our truck customers have spoken, and we continue to meet their evolving needs by providing another V6 option in the all-new 2015 F-150,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “The hardworking team at Lima Engine is thrilled to begin building one of the most technologically advanced engines ever designed for America’s No. 1 truck.”

Ford’s investment in Lima follows an announcement in early March that the company will shift production of Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, in the Cleveland area, early next year.

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Lima Engine Plant produces the 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter Duratec® V6 engines for multiple Ford vehicles including Edge and Explorer utilities, as well as the Lincoln MKX crossover, MKT utility and MKZ sedan. The $500 million investment will go to a new flexible engine assembly system and renovation of 700,000 square feet of the facility for machining and assembly functions.

“Lima Engine has kept Ford and Lincoln vehicles running for nearly 60 years,” said Bruce Hettle, Ford vice president, North America manufacturing. “Bringing production of the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost to Lima Engine Plant helps build a solid future both for Ford and the dedicated workers in Ohio.”

Lima Engine Plant, which opened in 1957, employs more than 900 people and is one of the largest employers in Allen County. On March 13, the 3-millionth Duratec V6 was built there, and later this year the 40-millionth engine produced at the plant will roll off the assembly line.

“The new jobs at Lima Engine Plant will be a major boost to the community, and continue F-150’s reputation as one of the most American-made vehicles,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president, National Ford Department. “It’s especially exciting that these jobs will go to support a new technology like the 2.7-liter EcoBoost for the all-new F-150.”

All-new 2.7-liter Ford EcoBoost
The high-output, twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost features a new design that delivers power and performance in a strong and smart package for the 2015 Ford F-150.

Standard Auto Start-Stop technology boosts fuel efficiency and is specially tuned for truck customers. Auto Start-Stop turns the engine off automatically when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode. The engine quickly restarts once the driver releases the brake.

The materials used to make the new V6 EcoBoost enable its fuel efficiency. The engine uses a compacted graphite iron engine block, the same material used in Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo-diesel V8. The composite of compacted graphite iron and aluminum saves weight while providing strength where it’s needed most for durability.

All-new 2015 Ford F-150
The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is tougher, smarter and more capable than ever. It’s completely redesigned – establishing a new standard for full-sized pickups by bringing together improved capability, fuel efficiency and cutting-edge smart vehicle technology.

Using advanced materials – including more high-strength steel than ever in the frame and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy throughout the body – improves durability while saving as much as 700 pounds, giving truck customers greater towing, payload and fuel efficiency performance.

When it goes on sale late this year, the all-new Ford F-150 will have undergone more than 10 million miles of torture testing to ensure it meets or exceeds Built Ford Tough standards.

Along with the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost, the new F-150 will feature a complete lineup of powertrains to let customers tailor the nation’s best-selling truck to their needs. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine returns, an all-new normally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 debuts and there is an improved 5.0-liter V8.

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In the three years since Ford launched the 3.5-liter EcoBoost in F-150, the company has sold more than 2 million EcoBoost-powered vehicles; EcoBoost is now the most recognized fuel-efficient engine among consumers.

Ford sells approximately 100,000 EcoBoost vehicles monthly around the world, equating to roughly one out of five Ford vehicles sold.

EcoBoost has been a resounding hit with truck buyers, delivering V8-like power along with outstanding towing capability and V6 fuel efficiency. Since 2011, Ford has sold more than 450,000 F-150 trucks equipped with EcoBoost. Through the first two months of 2014, the V6 EcoBoost engine has accounted for approximately 46 percent of F-150 sales.

Read more at the Ford Motor Company Media Center.

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Lindsay Automotive Group proudly sponsors Autism Speaks  on many of their efforts, including #LIUB for World Autism Awareness Day and the kickoff for Autism Awareness Month.

Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day, and to celebrate, thousands of people are coming together to Light It Up Blue. Join Autism Speaks and help shine a  light on autism! Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities that take part to Light It Up Blue.

Did you know …

  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

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Lindsay Auto Group has been participating in Light it Up Blue for many years. Show your support for Autism by lighting up your business or home with blue lights on the evening of April 2nd.

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Look for the blue lights around any of our facilities on April 2nd.

·         Our employees will be wearing Autism Bracelets and Autism puzzle piece pins

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·         Information will be available at our locations regarding Autism Speaks and their cause.

Visit Autism Awareness Day on Facebook.

 

The Lindsay organization has been actively engaged in its community since 1963.
Our philanthropic philosophy reflects a preference towards activities and events
that benefit children. As such, we are regular sponsors of the annual Children’s Ball
at Children’s Hospital, the Boys & Girls Club of Alexandria, and Autism Speaks.
Lindsay Automotive Group has also sponsored the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, the
Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk, and Life with Cancer golf tournament for INOVA Hospital.
Learn more here.

 

 

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Come on out to watch the Potomac Nationals on Saturday, August 16th,  and the first 1,000 fans will receive the Jayson Werth ‘Wolf-a-rine’ figurine! Lindsay Auto is the sponsor for the evening and we hope you stick around after the game for the best Fireworks in the area!

Here is the Potomac National’s description of the figurine:

“After the terrific reception to the Roger Bernadina ‘Shark-A-rine, which ended up on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike Show” during the 2013 season, the Potomac Nationals have piggybacked that concept with the Jayson Werth ‘Wolf-A-rine’ for the 2014 slate,” a spokesman explained via e-mail. “A half-man, half-wolf figurine rendering of the Washington Nationals’ hairiest slugger, the Wolf-A-rine is truly an exclusive giveaway, and Nats fans everywhere will be clawing to get one.”

The other events at the park that evening include back to school night, food truck night, kids run the bases night, scout night, and Star Wars night.

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We hope to see you there! Click here to order your tickets online.

Visit LindsayAuto.com for more information about any of our brands: Volkswagen, Lexus, Ford, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Chrysler.

 

 

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