Back in July, we first wrote about the exciting new MINI Hardtop 4 Door slated to hit U.S. dealerships early in 2015. With seating for five, impressive cargo space and a forward-looking design, the Hardtop 4 Door excited MINI fans around the globe, and it certainly got us talking at our MINI dealership in Peabody, MA.
Now, MINI is giving North American drivers a first glimpse of the MINI Hardtop 4 Door, revealing its revolutionary vehicle yesterday at the Los Angeles International Auto Show! It was presented alongside a classic MINI and the MINI Superleggera Vision roadster concept, and the stunning three-car display stole many headlines at what is one of the world’s biggest automotive showcases.
Despite its added size, the MINI Hardtop 4 Door looks, drives and feels like a regular MINI model. Built on the shared front wheel drive global architecture with the BMW Group and powered by the same three- and four-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology engines found in the MINI Hardtop 2 Door model, this MINI is built to move nimbly, and retains MINI’s signature “go-kart handling.”
“[The MINI Hardtop 4 Door] will appeal to people who want the added flexibility and convenience of four doors and five seats while enjoying the smaller footprint of a premium small car,” Patrick McKenna, head of MINI product planning and events, MINI USA, said in a release.
Also on display at the LA Auto Show is the MINI Superleggera Vision, which combines the traditional “classic coachwork construction” of the Touring Superleggera with MINI’s British style. On display in the U.S. for the first time, the MINI Superleggera Vision is set to serve as “a visual centerpiece of the potential future of the brand.”
To see more of the MINI Hardtop 4 Door and the MINI Superleggerra Vision, check out MINI’s gallery here!
Luxury. Dependability. Value. These are the traits most commonly associated with the beautiful Acura vehicles we sell at Acura of Peabody, and for good reason. We take pride in dealing in an automotive brand that helps drivers stand out on the road, keeps them out of the shop and lets them cruise in comfort no matter how long their commute.
Yet with the recent news that the all-new 2015 Acura TLX has received the highest possible rating of 2014 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, it’s obvious that “safety” needs to be one words most commonly associated with Acura, too. After all, the TLX joins the RLX and MDX as Acura vehicles that also hold the honor of receiving the IIHS’ top mark.
As the first Acura model equipped with AcuraWatch, the TLX comes armed with leading-edge road-sensing and collision-mitigation capabilities. Modern camera and radar technology bolster the TLX’s available Collision Mitigation Breaking System (CMBS), which can sense an impending frontal collision with a vehicle or pedestrian and help the driver avoid or limit any damage. Add the CMBS system to additional features like Blind Spot Information, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Cross Traffic Monitor, and it’s no wonder the TLX was able to impress the IIHS.
“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,” Mat Hargett, chief engineer of the 2015 TLX , said in a release. “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.”
If you want to check out the TLX’s advanced safety features for yourself, come test-drive one at our Acura dealership in Peabody today!
A new year is quickly approaching, as is a whole new lineup of your favorite Audi models. The features and specs of new Audi vehicles get better and better with each passing year, and 2015 is no exception for the finest vehicles on the market. From inspired, exotic designs to dramatic interior styling and fine-tuned performance, these highlights of the 2015 Audi models are going to blow you away!
2015 Audi A4:
The Audi A4 is perhaps the most successful vehicle Audi has ever produced, and it’s set to make its return in 2015 with a new version that’s better than ever. A full list of upgrades is yet to be released, but the new model is expected to undergo a series of changes aimed at modernizing the vehicle’s image. With more than six million A4 models sold since its inception, the Audi A4 is sure to be a big hit in 2015.
2015 Audi TT Roadster:
With signature design and dynamic drivability, the 2015 Audi TT Roadster is a unique option for drivers in New Hampshire and beyond. This Roadster comes fitted with innovative upgrades that include a “virtual cockpit” digital instrument cluster as well as enhanced voice control for the infotainment system. The virtual cockpit allows Audi drivers to toggle between levels on their 12.3-inch display more easily so they can transition fluently between viewing things like performance or the step-by-step directions given by the navigation system. To help you better control your navigation, radio and various menu items with the sound of your voice, Audi has added increased comprehension of words and phrases from everyday vocabulary so that you’ll never have a problem commanding your features.
2015 Audi R8 Competition:
Audi is looking to make its mark on 2015 with the first generation Audi R8 Competition supercar. This snazzy sports car will be Audi’s fastest car to date, and will boast a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces up to 570 horsepower and lets you go from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds. If that’s the power and thrill you’re looking for, you’ll have to act quickly: Audi has announced they will ship a very limited amount of R8 models to the U.S.
To test-drive a current-model-year Audi vehicle or for more information about the outstanding 2015 lineup, visit our Audi dealership near Manchester today!