Subaru Impreza Concept: Live at the Philadelphia Auto Show!

imprezaOne of the highlights of the Philadelphia Auto Show this year for me would be seeing the Subaru Impreza Concept up close and personal. Long regarded as an extremely capable sedan or station wagon, this latest concept shows the possible future direction the Impreza might take in styling and green technologies. Showcasing the all new, third generation 2.0 liter boxer engine, mated to a continuously variable transmission and all wheel drive, this means Subaru remains committed to providing economical yet confident and enjoyable cars.

So, how do you get into the Philadelphia Auto Show for free to check out the future of Subaru for yourself? We are giving away 3 sets of 4 tickets each! Simply go to Reedman-Toll Subaru’s Facebook wall and answer some trivia about this legendary car manufacturer! See you at the show!

Posted by reedman on Jan 27 2011 in Subaru News

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Earns ‘Green’ Recognition

The all new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has been honored with prestigious design award from Global Green USA.  Global Green USA is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. Global Green USA is the only national environmental non-profit headquartered in Southern California with offices in New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York, and is one of over 31 national GCI affiliates throughout the world.  The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers class-leading standard features such as SmartGauge with EcoGuide, keyless entry, SYNC and MyKey.  But an even bigger accomplishment for this Lincoln model is its fuel economy: the Lincoln MKZ is the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in North America.

Global Green USA honored the newest Lincoln at its 11th Annual Sustainable Design Awards in New York in December. Since the first Lincoln MKZ Hybrid was delivered sales of the car have outperformed the Lincoln team’s expectations. The award marks only the second time a green vehicle has been honored by Global Green USA for environmental leadership. Global Green USA’s Annual Sustainable Design Awards were inspired by former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and recognize specific advancements in industry, building, media, organization and public policy.

Posted by reedman on Jan 17 2011 in Lincoln-Mercury News, Uncategorized

Subaru’s All Wheel Drive System Will Keep You Safe Through Winter

Subaru_AWDWhether you are carrying just yourself around, your work car pool, or your entire family, the ultimate goal in driving from one point to another is safety. For those who live in areas where the temperatures drop, and roads get slick, even covered in ice or snow, it is important to have a vehicle that is meant to handle these conditions. And while many automakers offer all wheel drive, Subaru features standard all-wheel drive on ALL of their vehicles! Not every all-wheel drive system is the same, and none provide traction and control in quite the same way as Subaru AWD.

Subaru’s goal is to gain the ultimate amount of traction onto the road. Better traction expands a vehicle’s versatility and capability. It creates better handling and control. It can be the difference between you avoiding a dangerous situation. Keeping a sure grip of the road increases the confidence you feel behind the wheel. Subaru has spent almost forty years developing their driving systems.  The result is Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Its unique design keeps more power routed to all four wheels and keeps the vehicle exceptionally balanced for poise and tight handling.

Many all-wheel drive systems found on other vehicles don’t start as all-wheel drive. These systems are adapted from 2-wheel drive to be all-wheel drive. Each Subaru model, unlike most other vehicles in its class, starts out as all-wheel drive. Power is fed directly from the engine, through the transmission, then to the driveshaft and then delivered to each wheel in the most direct route possible.

Posted by reedman on Jan 9 2011 in Subaru News