Fast Tracks Newsletter February - 2018

 

- JANUARY 2018 -
WITH THE ASCENT, SUBARU HAS A NEW 3RD ROW SUPERSTAR!

 

2018 will see the debut of the 2019 Subaru Ascent, the first mid-size 3rd-row Crossover SUV, and the replacement to the Tribeca.  It has a look similar to a Forester and an Outback but on a bigger scale.

Subaru says that with the new 2019 Ascent it is focused on durability, versatility, comfort, and safety.  Built on a stretched version of the same Subaru Global Platform that debuted with the latest Impreza and the Crosstrek, the Ascent benefits from the extensive use of high-strength steel in its construction.  Subaru also makes EyeSight and collision avoidance technology standard on all four Ascent trim levels.  The system includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, pre-collision throttle management, and a new EyeSight Assist Monitor that provides visual warnings via a head-up display.  Safety-related upgrades include blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, steering responsive LED headlights with automatic high-beam assist, and reverse automatic braking.  The Ascent Touring model(the top of the line) will also a Front View Monitor with a 180-degree forward view camera, and a Smart Rear View Mirror that shows a camera view of what's behind the vehicle.

Additional safety elements are found in the Starlink Connected Services Package, which is available with a paid subscription.  It offers automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, teen driver alerts that can notify you of violations, remote engine starting, door locking and unlocking, headlights and horn activation, a remote vehicle locator, a stolen vehicle recovery feature that helps you get your Ascent back If it's stolen, plus enhanced roadside assistance.  All versions of the Starlink include accessibility to Apple Car Play or Android Auto.

The equipment doesn't stop there, with available triple-zone climate control for all three seats, available captain's chairs and privacy glass, plus Subaru's famed all weather package.  The vehicle can also tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with Trailer Stability Assist, and get up to 500 miles on a single tank of gas.  The Ascent should be ready for sale early Summer of 2018.

To be notified of updates on the Ascent, please contact us at 1(800) 411-4551 or stop by our dealership at 150 North Main Street, Branford.
  


KIA  OFFERING VIRTUAL "4D" TEST DRIVES OF THE STINGER GT IN DETROIT

   

Kia has announced that at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, they will begin to offer what they call a four-dimensional virtual reality test drive.  The immersive 4D experience puts the customer behind the wheel of the Stinger in virtual reality, and will allow them to feel the speed, agility, responsiveness, and handling of Kia's all new GT superstar.

Kia also has a High-Tech VR setup ready to go which can be accessed at Kia.com and jauntvr.com.  During the virtual test drive, voices of Kia representatives will tell you about the location that you are driving at(you can choose between the south of France, California, etc.) as well as give details on the Stinger's design, performance, and high-end features.

The display at the Auto Show will display it as well on five projectors and a specially program floor that provides feedback produced by a modified suspension rig that matches the twist and turns of the road as you go along.

Speaking on the 4D event, Saad Chehab, Vice President of Marketing Communications at Kia Motors America, said, "With a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 167 miles per hour, the Stinger is like nothing anyone has ever seen from Kia before and the 4D Stinger Experience takes virtual reality way beyond the visual to connect with consumers and enthusiasts at the visceral level. Every twist and turn, every rush of acceleration and every braking run is experienced as if you, the driver, are in command. Stinger is a vehicle that you need to feel to truly appreciate."

 
 



 THE KIA STINGER IS HERE!
 


For those of us that don't have access to virtual reality(the vast majority of us), we have Stingers now available to test drive, and more coming daily!  Give us a call at (203) 315-2050 or visit us at our new gallery facility at 205 North Main Street, Branford.

 



PRE-OWNED SPECIALS  

2014 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK PREMIUM

Originally: $19,830
Fast Tracks Price:
$17,600

 
  
 

Certain cars are a rarity, and this is one certainly one- a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium with an Automatic Transmission, It's got Heated Front Seats, Traction Control, Heated Door Mirrors, Power Windows & More! Plus, you can get your choice of either the SUBARU FACTORY CERTIFIED 7 YEAR / 100,000 MILE Powertrain Warranty or upgrade AT NO EXTRA CHARGE to our exclusive LIFETIME Powertrain Warranty!


Stock#S148632.  Price does not include tax, title, and registration.  Subject to vehicle availability.  Not combinable with other offers.  Please see dealer for complete details.  Void where prohibited.



2015 KIA OPTIMA SX TURBO SEDAN

Originally: $20,730
Fast Tracks Price:
$18,500
   
 
 

Customers love to see that a car has been well taken care of.  This is a one owner Kia Optima SX Turbo with the Premium Package.  You get a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, power folding outside mirrors, Kia's popular UVO system, PLUS heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats, AND rear bumper applique.  All this, plus a clean CARFAX and your choice of either Kia's 10 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty or a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty at no additional charge. 




Stock#KU158295.  Price does not include tax, title, and registration.  Subject to vehicle availability.  Not combinable with other offers.  Please see dealer for complete details.  Void where prohibited.


THESE TWO VEHICLES ARE PART OF A SUPPLY OF ALMOST 200 PRE-OWNED VEHICLES AVAILABLE!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL :
SUBARU STORE: (800) 411-4551 OR OUR
KIA STORE: (203) 315-2050

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