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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Enjoy Peace of Mind in a New Honda Vehicle



Here at Keyes Cars, we’re always happy to take drivers out for a test drive in a brand new Honda vehicle. Drivers know that the Honda brand has been making dependable, fun-to-drive vehicles for decades, but they’re still blown away once they get behind the wheel of a new 2017 Honda automobile. Part of the automaker's quest for perfection is their dedication to creating safe, secure vehicles that help you avoid collisions, and keep you and yours safe in the event that a collision does occur.

The Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) is an impressive innovation that utilizes a millimeter wave radar sensor to monitor vehicle traffic ahead. The system issues a warning sound if it senses an impending collision, and can actually bring your Honda vehicle to a stop if it determines that the collision is unavoidable. Are you a big fan of using cruise control? Then you’ll love the brand’s Adaptive Cruise Control, which allows you to set and maintain a specified following interval, freeing you from having to manually adjust your speed along the highway.

Road Departure Mitigation provides further peace of mind. This feature kicks in when you’re traveling between 45 and 90 mph. If RDM senses that you’re getting too close to the side of the detected roadway without your turn signal on, the system gets your attention with rapid steering wheel vibrations. If that doesn’t work, it can apply steering torque and braking to right your path. The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) works in a similar manner to help keep you in the center of a detected lane.

Come in to our dealership in Van Nuys, CA to learn more about the Honda Sensing™ suite of driver-assistive technologies. And be sure to check out our Honda vehicle specials while you’re here.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Treat Yourself with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan



If you’re looking for a car you’ll truly love, head over to Keyes Cars and test drive the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan. Ergonomically contoured and crafted seats provide the epitome of comfort. Elsewhere in the cabin, natural, flowing contours, sustainable wood trim, and 64-color LED edge-lighting create an oasis that goes where you go.

Dynamic Select allows you to customize your car’s performance how you see fit. Sport Mode sharpens the throttle, shifting, and chassis, while ECO mode helps boost efficiency. There’s even a custom mode that you can design and set yourself. The 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine, paired with a new 9-speed transmission, delivers a robust, responsive driving experience. With available Air Body Control, pressurized air is used to deliver poise and polish to the handling of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan. Air Body Control is self-leveling and adaptive, working constantly to enhance your time behind the wheel.

Control is at your fingertips with two smartphone-like pads that allow you to access nearly all of the vehicle’s features without taking your hands off the steering wheel. Swipe and select the features on the panoramic 12.3-inch center screen with your right thumb, and change vehicle settings on the screen between the gauges with your left thumb. To help get you where you’re going, COMAND® navigation comes standard, offering 3D maps, live traffic, Yelp searching, and more. 

A host of safety features provide peace of mind in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan. Drive Pilot is an intelligent cruise control system that keeps pace with the flow of traffic and can help you stay in your lane, even around curves. By monitoring traffic alongside the vehicle, Drive Pilot now allows you to change lanes with a simple flick of the turn-signal lever.

Don’t miss out on the experience of driving a new Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Head in to our dealership near Woodland Hills, CA today and drive away happy.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Help Keyes Cars Raise $100K in the Month of May for Bob Hope USO




May is Military Appreciation month, and to show our appreciation to all current and retired military, Keyes Cars is holding our second annual “Operation Thank You.” For every vehicle we sell this month, we’ll be making a donation to the Bob Hop USO. Our mission for the month is to raise more than $100,000 for this great organization. Last year, we were able to raise $112,000 thanks to the incredible drivers who came in to all of our dealerships.

We asked our employees to write down one word that comes to mind when they think of the military. To see their responses and learn more about Keyes Operation Thank You and what it means to all of us here at Keyes Cars, check out the video on our website.

To give you even more incentive to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle this month, we’ve got a number of buyer incentives going on as part of Operation Thank You. First, we’re offering $1,000 over book value for your trade-in vehicle. You’ll also pay $0 down on a custom fit Keyes lease. And you can take advantage of $10,000 off select new 2016 and 2017 models.

Looking for a new compact SUV? Consider the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. The 3.3L V6 engine makes use of Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) and Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology. That means more potent response and an effortless flow of power, torque, and efficiency are yours to command. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is another great choice. An upgraded suspension, up to three selectable driving modes, and available All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Control make this dependable SUV a pleasure to drive.


Head in to our dealership near Glendale, CA today and take part in Operation Thank You. It’s our small way of showing our appreciation for the incredible sacrifice and dedication of the men and women in the armed forces, past, present, and future. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Drive Like You Mean It in the 2017 Lexus IS



What does the 2017 Lexus IS have that your current ride doesn’t? A track-tuned chassis, tested and fine-tuned on six of the world’s most iconic racetracks, including the Fuji speedway. The performance enhancements designed by Lexus as a result of all that testing provide you with a visceral connection to the road that you’ve got to experience for yourself. And what better place to do that than at Keyes Cars?

Okay, so you might be wondering what exactly we mean by “performance enhancements.” First up, the 2017 Lexus IS is built using innovative laser-screw welding techniques, a special adhesive bonding process, and varied panel thicknesses. That all adds up to a rigid body, providing better handling and control. The car also sports a longer wheelbase and wider track than previous models, which adds agility and stability to this impressive automobile. And then there’s the double-wishbone suspension system, which offers greater sway rigidity in the front, along with the multi-link rear suspension, which helps to increase grip.

Drive Mode Select gives you the power to get the most out of your Lexus IS, no matter what type of drive you’re in the mood for. Eco Mode moderates throttle response and engine power output for better fuel efficiency. Normal Mode provides the perfect balance of fuel efficiency and engine performance. And then there’s Sport S Mode, which alters the powertrain to deliver faster gear changes and more dynamic throttle mapping. The 2017 Lexus IS 350 F Sport even boasts a Sport S+ Mode that reduces body lean and further tightens the suspension.

Want to see what the 2017 Lexus IS can do? Head in to our dealership near Santa Monica, CA today. We’ve got plenty of brand-new Lexus vehicles to buy or lease.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Honda Clarity Vehicle Line Expands



One of the Honda brand’s great strengths as an automaker is the drive to stay on the cutting edge of the automotive industry. The company displayed that commitment to lead when they launched the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at the end of 2016. At the 2017 New York International Auto Show earlier this month, they upped the ante once again with the debut of the all-new 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric.

Steve Center, vice president of the Connected and Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda, discussed the importance of the Honda Clarity vehicle line to the automaker’s overall plan and direction: "Electrification is the future of mobility and the future of Honda, and it all starts now with this new Clarity series.”

Each Honda Clarity vehicle sports a low, wide aerodynamic body with unique design elements and differentiated front styling. Inside, each vehicle in the line offers comfortable seating for five adults. The vehicle interiors feature premium, environmentally responsible materials. That’s all well and good, but how do they drive? You’ll be happy to know that Honda Clarity vehicles provide smooth, quiet, highly refined driving experience thanks to the seamlessness of electric drive torque and acceleration. A full suite of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies rounds out the incredible technology on display in these next-generation vehicles.

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is expected to deliver a 42-mile all-electric driving range, with the ability to utilize a hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine to deliver an overall driving range of more than 330 miles. As for the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric, drivers will be able to fully charge the car in just over three hours at 240 volts for an expected driving range of 120/102/111 MPGe (city/highway/combined).

We’re proud to offer the latest, greatest Honda vehicles here at Keyes Cars. Head in to our dealership near Beverly Hills, CA today to check out the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, as well as the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Audi of America Launches a New Vehicle Brand



Audi of America really outdid themselves at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. While other automakers were busy debuting new models, Audi of America unveiled a whole new vehicle brand: Audi Sport. Over the next two years, eight Audi Sport models will be released. Each one will offer an optimal balance of innovation, quality, and out-of-this-world driving dynamics.

Scott Keogh, Audi of America president, was on hand for the announcement, saying: “Audi is a brand built on progress, and for us, racing has been the lab where so much of that progress has been made. With the launch of Audi Sport in the U.S., we are excited to offer our customers even more products that benefit from the same developments and technologies first used in motorsport.”

Three existing Audi models are already part of the prestigious brand: the 2017 Audi RS 7, the 2017 Audi R8, and the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder. You can test drive all three here at Keyes Cars near Los Angeles, CA. Several of the new models that will be joining these have already been announced. First up will be the all-new 2018 Audi TT RS. The 2017 Audi RS3 will make its U.S. debut, followed by the soon-to-launch 2018 Audi RS 3. And the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe, launching in the first half of 2018, will sport an all-new 2.9-liter TFSI® V6-biturbo engine with 450 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.


We’re always on the lookout for the latest and great from our favorite automakers, like the Audi brand. And Keyes Cars is always your one-stop shop for all the latest vehicles from those brands. So get excited for Audi Sport. We’ll see you soon for a test drive. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Toyota Snags 2017 World Green Car Award



The New York International Auto Show is always a high point for the auto industry, with new models making their debut and current models getting to bask in the spotlight of new awards. One such model is the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, which was named the 2017 World Green Car. This is the second year in a row that a Toyota model has taken home the prestigious award, with the Toyota Mirai named the 2016 World Green Car last year.

Twelve new vehicles from across the globe were in the running for the title of World Green Car. The vehicles were evaluated on fuel consumption, tailpipe emissions, and more, with an international jury panel comprised of 75 top-level automotive journalists from 23 countries around the world making the final call. Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager of Toyota division, talks about what the award means: “For global automakers like Toyota, this award is a testament to our focus on developing products that both stir the emotions and meet the mobility needs of our customers in all corners of the world."

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime takes what you love about the 2017 Toyota Prius and pushes it further. It is a plug-in hybrid that you can charge right in your home with the included charging cable. In less than five-and-a-half hours—and using a standard wall outlet—you’re ready to go. A large lithium-ion battery allows you to go further. Thanks to an optimized Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) system, cutting-edge light-weight materials, and other innovations, this innovative Toyota vehicle delivers an astounding EPA-estimated 133 MPGe and EPA-estimated total driving range of 640 miles.


Learn more about the entire Toyota Prius and Toyota Prius Prime vehicle fleet here at Keyes Cars in Van Nuys, CA.